The City of Tarkio, Missouri
**Open Until Filled**
Salary Based on Level of Experience, Negotiable
Duties & Responsibilities
Patrols areas of the city on foot, and/or in a radio-equipped patrol car. Performs complex investigations,
renders service, enforces traffic and criminal laws, and generally provides for the safety of the public.
Interacts and works with diverse groups of people within the department and the community, renders
service and collects information.
Uses problem solving skills, creativity, and innovative approaches to identify community concerns;
presents options for courses of action; identifies resources; plans for implementation of desired
changes, and evaluates success by: obtaining information and increasing knowledge of persons and
conditions within an assigned area. Works with community members to identify and analyze crime and
other problems within an assigned area and designs strategies to address those problems. Anticipates
crime trends and makes plans to break negative patterns before they become established. Creates an
environment in which community members are motivated to organize and assist in the implementation
of problem-solving strategies; frequently works with youth on various activities and special projects
which are consistent with organizational values.
Coordinates information and resources among other department employees, public and private
agencies, and members of the public regarding crime problems and solutions by: working with other
department employees (commissioned and non-commissioned) as well as public and private agencies in
designing and implementing problem solving strategies. Locates and organizes resources needed to
implement strategies. Consistently shares information with other department members. Establishes
two-way communication and acts as an informational source to members of the public regarding crime
problems and solutions.
Complies with department policies, rules, regulations, instructions, laws and ordinances, and general
literature pertaining to policing. Analyzes and interprets legal codes and criminal evidence. Thoroughly
prepares written reports and documents summarizing information. Properly uses computers and other
electronic tools for reports, communications, and information retrieval. Professionally testifies in court
regarding policing duties. Must be a credible witness.
The City of Tarkio is committed to hiring employees who provide excellent customer service. Our
employees act with a high level of integrity, and take responsibility for their words and actions
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be at least 21 years of age at time of application, currently a Missouri Police Officer Standard of
Training (P.O.S.T.) certification holder, and experienced and demonstrateable skills working with
For application, contact the clerk at Tarkio City Hall, Monday thru Friday 8:30AM to 4:00 PM, 602 Main
Street, Tarkio, MO. 64491, or (660) 736-4821. Resumes may be attached to this job posting.
under the subject of Resume for Employment. Applications can be emailed upon request.