Branson PD Looking for Officers

If you’re looking for a career in law enforcement, the Branson Police Department might be looking for you.

The department has announced they are currently looking to hire both police officers and dispatchers.

Dispatchers would start at a beginning salary of just over $29,000 a year, or about $13.95 per hour, working rotating shifts that include evenings and weekends.

Police officers would start at about $35,685 per year, or $17.16 per hour, and work a variety of shifts and is subject to emergency call-in. Additional requirements for officers include:

  • Must be 21 years of age at start of employment.
  • High School graduate or GED equivalent.
  • Officers must possess a valid Missouri P.O.S.T. Certificate at the start of employment.
  • Must be able to qualify with department issued firearms.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri Motor Vehicle Operator’s license within 30 days of employment.
  • Vision must be correctable to 20/40; must pass the Ishihara color vision test and/or be able to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green and amber; and must meet established hearing standards.
  • Must possess no felony convictions and have no serious misdemeanor convictions within the past 5 years.
  • No offensive tattoos or brands (i.e. depicting or supporting criminal behavior, drug usage, nudity, profanity, promiscuity, subversive groups, bigotry, etc.) No tattoo or brand may be visible above the collarbone or below the wrist.
  • Must be able to pass in-house training courses on the proper use of various police equipment. 
  • Must possess a high degree of integrity, strong work ethic and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • The employee must be able to lift, carry, push, pull, drag and/or move a minimum of one-hundred (100) pounds.

If you would like to apply for either of these jobs, visit the city of Branson’s website.