Recruitment

HOW DO I BECOME A EUREKA POLICE OFFICER?

**Immediate Openings Available**

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This page provides a variety of resources to assist you in learning about the Eureka Police Department and applying with the Eureka Police Department. For questions related to job opportunities with the Eureka Police Department, please contact our Chief of Police, Mike Wiegand, at 636-938-6606 or by email at mwiegand@eureka.mo.us

POLICE OFFICER PAY AND BENEFITS

STARTING PAY:   $58,157  (10 Step Program)  Top Pay $74,615

HOLIDAYS:   9 Paid holidays in separate check in December-1 Personal day of your choice.

MEDICAL INSURANCE:   Provided to employees at no cost, Dependent coverage may be added at a cost of $159.78 per month.

DENTAL INSURANCE:   Provided to employees at no cost, Dependent coverage may be added at a cost of $7.58 per month.

VISION INSURANCE:   Provided to employees at no cost, Dependent coverage may be added at a cost of $3.00 per month.

AFLAC INSURANCE:   Provided at employees expense upon request.

RETIREMENT:   LAGERS L6 – Missouri Local Government Retirement System provided to employees at no cost.  Rule of 80 applies.  When age plus years of service equals 80 can retire with full benefits.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN-457:   Provided at employees expense upon request.

SHORT AND LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE:   Provided to employees at no cost.

TERM LIFE INSURANCE:   One year's salary up to a maximum of $50,000 at no cost to employee.

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT:   Provided to employees including shoes/boots.

VACATION:   Employees earn 80 hours (2 Weeks) of vacation after first year of employment, 120 hours (3 Weeks) after five years, 160 hours (4 Weeks) after twenty years.  Accruable to a maximum of 400 hrs.

SICK TIME:   Employees earn 8 hours per month with a maximum accruable of 480 hrs.  Ten percent is paid out upon retirement.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT:   Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,500 per year for a job related degree.

TRAINING:  All CLEE hours and training provided at no cost to employee.

THE JOB OF A POLICE OFFICER

The Eureka Police Department is a full service organization with opportunities for individuals who are interested in providing quality law enforcement services to the public. Officers protect life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances including the prevention, detection, and investigation of crimes. These positions offer a wide variety of challenging emergency and routine duties including:

  • Patrolling a designated sector of the City of Eureka. Eureka Police have jurisdiction in St. Louis and Jefferson Counties and have residential areas and businesses in both counties.
  • Responding to a variety of calls for service involving criminal and non-criminal situations and taking necessary police action.
  • Preparing police reports.
  • Conducting investigations, collecting evidence, and interviewing witnesses/suspects.
  • Testifying in Federal, State, and local courts, and in administrative hearings.
  • Working in partnership with the community to solve problems.
  • Developing relationships with civil groups, schools, businesses, neighborhood organizations, and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Representing the police department to other city service areas, elected officials, outside agencies, and to various citizens and citizen groups.

All City of Eureka employees are expected to perform their duties in accordance with the City’s Operating Principles; work and act as a team player in interactions with other city employees; and provide a high level of customer service at all times.


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