A career as an Olivette Police Officer is an exciting and rewarding experience. Not only do officers have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people in the community but they also have numerous occasions to respond to and investigate all types of crimes. As a result, Olivette Police Officers become well-rounded officers and gain experience in all aspects of police work.
As a new police officer, you will begin your career in the Olivette Police Patrol Division. The Patrol Division consists of 2 lieutenants, 6 sergeants and 9 officers. The unit is overseen by the Commander of Operations/Deputy Chief who reports to the Chief of Police. The Patrol Division has 4 squads that consist of 4 officers per squad including supervisors. The Patrol Division works rotating 12 hours shifts; two squads work the day shift (0600-1800 hours) and two squads work the night shift (1800-0600 hours). During each shift, a watch commander will be designated as the officer with supervisory responsibility over the shift. The watch commander will be a lieutenant or sergeant. Each watch commander reports and is accountable to the Commander of Operations/Deputy Chief. Each shift consists of three or four officers including the watch commander.
The Department does not have a continuous recruitment effort as the City hires only to fill actual or forecasted vacancies. View current vacancies and to download a copy of our application.