A Challenging and Rewarding Career


police patch web.jpgAre you looking for a challenging career? Duties that are never routine? Good pay and fringe benefits? You may be interested in a career with the Maplewood Police Department. The City of Maplewood is located in St. Louis County, Missouri, and was established in 1908. It is a thriving and diverse community.

The men and women of the Maplewood Police Department stand committed to working with the citizens and business owners of Maplewood in providing an exceptional level of quality and professional police service that they deserve.

Duties of a Maplewood Police Officer

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The primary duties of the Maplewood Police Department are to provide police service for our citizens and businesses. Other responsibilities include assisting other law enforcement agencies, investigating crimes, and enforcing traffic and criminal laws.

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary for a probationary police officer is $60,464 annually. Medical insurance and police equipment are provided.

Getting Started

Thank you for your interest in the position of police officer with the Maplewood Police Department. The application process for this important position is a key component in ensuring that we meet your expectations as an employer and that your personality, skills, and work ethic meet our expectations of community police service and protection.

The Process for Police Officers

• Job Posting (all jobs are posted on our website)
• Application Request (Applicant Personal History Questionnaire)
• Submission of Formal Application & Required Supporting Documents
• Application Review / Verification of Qualifying Credentials including P.O.S.T. certification and license
• Oral Interview Board
• Background Investigation to include review of criminal record and verification of personal references
• Chief’s Interview
• Conditional Offer of Employment
• Psychological Test
• Medical Exam, to include Drug Screen

Expected Duration

Dependent upon testing schedules, if applicable, and your response time to the background investigator’s requests for information, the application process will last from two to three months.

Applications for employment may be obtained from the Maplewood City Hall, 7601 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO, 63143 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
You may also obtain an application by visiting these pages on our website:

Maplewood Police Application Form
Maplewood Police Civilian Application

Should you have any additional questions, please contact Lt. Matthew Nighbor at (314) 646-3621.

The Maplewood Police Department Is An Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants for employment for all positions within the Maplewood Police Department are given equal consideration regardless of race, color, sex, creed, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, religious affiliation, sexual affiliation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap. All job appointments are based on merit and fitness for the position.