Interested in employment with the Ozark Police Department? Please use the link below to complete an online application.

Police Department Employment Application

Please note some photos in the slideshow on the right of your screen were either taken before the CDC declared COVID-19 as a pandemic and therefor officers and/or residents may not be wearing masks, or officers are following specific social distancing and masking guidelines present in the recent Mayoral Order. 

The applicant must:

 Be 21 prior to being sworn in;
 Be a US Citizen;

  • Be a High School  graduate or obtained GED;
  • Be POST Certified (Missouri Police Officer Licensed) or currently enrolled in a Police Academy;
  • No felony convictions;
  • No more than one DWI conviction; and no DWI conviction in the past three years;
  • May not have in excess of two moving violations from separate incidents within the past twelve (12) months, or be at fault in two or more traffic accidents during the past three years; 
  • May not have used an illegal controlled substance within the last three years.


  • Starting rate $22.62-24.37/hour; 
  • Life & Health Insurance offered;
  • 10 Vacation Days annually;
  • 11 Floating Holidays annually;
  • 12 sick days annually;
  • Uniform/equipment furnished with $750 annual uniform allowance;
  • Tuition Reimbursement program;
  • Paid Funeral Leave;
  • Retirement through Missouri Lagers Retirement System.


  • Demonstrate integrity, trustworthiness, honesty, and maintain confidentiality;
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic, proper work temperament, and be an overall dependable employee;
  • Serve as a good role model;
  • Exhibit strong customer service not only with the general public, but with our internal customers as well (i.e., other City employees);
  • Work as a team to accomplish goals, as a member or leader of our team;
  • Demonstrate strong enthusiasm, judgment, commitment;
  • Demonstrate dedication and commitment to employee and public safety;
  • Demonstrate flexibility in the face of change.



  • All applicants are required to complete an application.  Applications can be obtained from the Ozark Police Department (Monday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.) or by clicking the link at top of page. 
  • If you have any questions, please contact Ozark Police Department at 417-581-6600. Ozark Police Department, 201 E Brick Street, Ozark, MO 65721. All mailed cover letters, applications; resumes must be addressed to the Chief of Police.  Written Test:
  • All applicants are required to complete a written examination with a passing score to remain in consideration for the opening(s).
  • The test consists of four sections.
  • A minimum of a 70% in each section is required to receive a passing score. 
    • Arithmetic 
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Problem Solving 
    • Grammar and Writing

Physical Agility Test:

  • All applicants are required to complete and score a passing score on the department’s Physical Agility Test to remain in consideration for the opening(s).
  • The tests consist of the following: 
    • Pushups – Passing Score consists of 20 in 1 Minute.
    • Sit-ups – Passing Score consists of 25 in 1 Minute. 
    • 300 Meter sprint – Passing Score / 1 minute 15 seconds.   
    • 1.5 mile – Passing Score / 17 minutes 1 second.  


  • Oral interview;
    • Performed in panel format;
    • Each applicant is asked the same (structured) set of questions;
    • Panel may follow up with clarifying questions;
    • Applicant can ask questions at the completion of the interview;
    • Applicants will be narrowed down for the remaining process.

Background Investigation:

  • Applicant will complete a Background Screening Booklet if approved for Background Phase
  • At a minimum, the following information will be investigated: 
    • Driver’s License Status/History;
    • Criminal History;
    • Ex Parte - Orders of Protection;
    • Wanted;
    • Employment History and References;
    • Personal References;
    • Minimum Qualifications.

Job Offers:

  • The “contingent” offer will require the applicant to complete additional testing. 
  •  Selected applicants must successfully complete: 
    • Polygraph; 
    • Drug and alcohol screening;
    • Physical;
    • Psychological Exam