Welcome to the Careers section of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Website!

The Metropolitan Police Department is home to some of the nation’s finest police officers and civilian employees. Established in 1808, our Department has a rich history and many traditions. We strive to provide the city of St. Louis with the best possible police service.

For additional information on becoming a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer, visit the SLMPD Recruit Website.

Civilian employees are hired through the City of St. Louis. Current job postings can be found on their website. The expected duration of the selection process for civilian employees varies by position; it can take a 2-4 months to complete all phases of the application process. More information on the City of St. Louis selection process can be found in Administrative Regulation No. 121 and Civil Service Rule VI.

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

More Information


Department of Personnel - Police Division

1915 Olive St.
Room 760
St. Louis, Mo 63103

Other Links:

Police Cadet Program

Internship Application

Police Explorers

Open Civilian Positions

Admin. Regulation No.121

Civil Service Rule VI

Feel free to contact a recruiter at to get more information.