Careers

The City of Branson accepts applications for police officers at any time and keeps them on file for a defined period of time.  As openings come up, applicants on file will be contacted regarding the written testing and interview process.

The Branson Police Department is seeking career oriented individuals for positions within the field of law enforcement. Those who feel they meet the criteria to be successful law enforcement professionals should contact Human Resources to complete and submit an application. 

The first step is completing an application through the Human Resources Department.  You can reach the Human Resources Department at 417-337-8555.

Police Officer Minimum Requirements
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • High School graduate or GED equivalent
  • Six month related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must possess a valid Missouri P.O.S.T. Certificate at the time of starting employment
  • Must be able to qualify with department issued firearms
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation and post-offer medical evaluation.
  • Vision must be correctable to 20/40, must be able to pass the Ishihara color vision test and/or be able to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green and amber.
  • Must meet established hearing standards
  • Must possess no felony convictions and have no serious misdemeanor convictions within the past 5 years
  • No objectionable tattoos (which include tattoos or brands on the head, neck or below the upper six inches of the arm)
  • 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
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, pull, drag and/or move a minimum of one-hundred (100) pounds
  • Additional licenses or certifications may be required for this position

Communications Officer Minimum Requirements

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • High School graduate or GED equivalent
  • One year of experience working with the public
  • Must possess no felony convictions
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation and post-offer medical evaluation
  • Vision must be correctible to 20/40 and must be able to meet established hearing standards 
  • Additional licenses or certifications may be required for position
  • Must be able to pass in-house training courses on the proper use of applicable equipment
  • Must be able to attend occasional required off-site training
  • Must possess a high degree of integrity, strong work ethic and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to lift/move/carry more than thirty (30) pounds

The first step is completing an application through the Human Resources Department.  You can reach the Human Resources Department at 417-337-8555.