The City of St. James is NOT accepting applications for the position of police officer at this time. To be notified of upcoming positions complete the form below.



The City of St. James is located 90 miles West of St. Louis, MO off of Interstate 44. The St. James Police Department consists of 10 full time employees to include 5 Patrol Officers, 2 Sergeants, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Police Secretary and a Chief of Police. Our department services a population of 4,216 citizens. In 2015 we had approximately 8,276 calls for service and self initiated contacts. Our officers stay busy responding to calls and being proactive by initiating their own investigations.

The equipment offered by our department include new take home fully equipped Ford Police Interceptors. We provide our officers with up to date equipment to include side arms, patrol rifles, and Tasers. Full uniforms are provided by the department free of charge to include duty gear.

Our police officers receive competitive pay with health insurance paid 100% for the officer. All of our officers receive monthly in service training. We provide paid training to our officers in specialized fields to include investigations, narcotics, fraud and other various areas of law enforcement.

The St. James Police Department is community oriented. Our officers our involved in programs such as DARE, community speaking engagements and fundraising for various organizations

Our officers rotate shifts every 3 months. Some of the shifts consist of 8 hr and 12 hr shifts, with 12 hr shifts having every other weekend off.

If you are interested in a career at the St. James Police Department please fill out the interest form below. Once a position becomes available you will be notified with information on how to apply.

PLEASE READ: To be considered for employment as a Police Officer you must currently hold a POST certification through the State of Missouri or be in the process of obtaining a POST certification through the State of Missouri.

 Full Time Police Officer
 Part Time Police Officer
 Reserve Police Officer

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment. Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in The United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment.