Application Details & Packet

APPLICATION QUICK TIPS:

  1. The application must be filled out in its entirety

  2. Print legibly - BLACK INK ONLY or fill out via the fillable PDF

  3. Proofread your application

  4. Be thorough and complete

    • ​​This includes all periods of employment and unemployment, all addresses should include street address, city, state and zip code, and telephone numbers with area codes

  5. Make sure reference information is up to date and accurate

  6. Additional documents are required to complete application (refer to Step 8) NOTE: Please send COPIES ONLY.

  7. Witness Requirements - Most forms require a witness signature. Your witness must be over 18 years of age and not a relative.

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Omission of witness signatures, misinformation or missing details will result in your application being considered incomplete.

The Metropolitan Police Department-City of St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CITY APPLICATION

STEP 1

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The process of becoming an SLMPD Officer begins with completing an Application for Employment with the City of Saint Louis.

 

residency requirement

STEP 2

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WAIVED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1, 2023

NEW!! Commissioned and civilian employees of the Police Division of the City of St. Louis hired prior to September 1, 2023 shall NOT be subject to a residency requirement (you do not have to live within city limits), but will be required to maintain a primary residence within a one-hour response time  to their place of work. 

This document is your acknowledgement that you will reside within one-hour of your place of work.

RECORD Release
Authorization

STEP 3

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This document gives your authorization to former employers and others to release confidential information about you to the St. Louis Police Metropolitan Department.

 

The document lists examples of the types of information that might be requested.

WITNESS REQUIRED
*Witness must sign and date form. 
Your witness must be over 18 years of age and not a relative.

CONFIDENTIAL
RECORDS

STEP 4

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The St. Louis Police Metropolitan Department will consider your complete criminal history and arrest record when determining your qualifications to become a police officer. You are responsible for listing all arrests, citations, traffic violations, and tickets you have ever received on the appropriate documents.

This document is your acknowledgement that you understand this requirement.

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training
agreement

STEP 5

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The Recruit Training Agreement is a binding contract between you and the City of St. Louis.

Please read the agreement in its entirety prior to signing.

Physical
abilities

test

STEP 6

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This form provides details on the Physical Abilities requirements for becoming a Probationary Police Officer.

You must acknowledge these requirements and declare that you are able to meet them.

BACKGROUND
Questionnaire

STEP 7

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An extensive background investigation of your character and reputation will be conducted as part of the application process.

All of the information you provide will be verified, so answer each question accurately and completely.

Gather
documents

STEP 8

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In order to be considered for employment, you must provide the following documentation with your application packet:

  • (2) full face & front view photographs (1-1/2" by 2") taken within the last 6 months

  • Copy of ALL of the following - DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS

    • Birth Certificate

    • High School diploma or accredited equivalency certificate

    • High School Transcript
      • Please have your High School mail an official copy of your transcript to the following address. You must include receipt/proof of request with your application packet.
        St. Louis Metropolitan Police Division
        Attn: Personnel Police Division
        1915 Olive Street | St. Louis, MO 63103

    • College Diploma, if applicable

    • College Transcript, if applicable

    • Military Discharge (D.D. 214, member 4), if applicable

Final

SubmissIon

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HOW DO I SUBMIT MY DOCUMENTS?

 

Please ensure all documents have been signed and witnessed, as appropriate.

Submit the completed and signed packet via IN PERSON, BY MAIL

 

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
ATTN: Recruitment Office
1915 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

EMAIL QUESTIONS: 

RECRUITMENT@SLMPD.ORG

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Congrats on completing your application! Review this chart to walk you through next steps (click on the image to enlarge).

 

Don't forget to start reviewing study guides, working out and practice mock-interviews!.