Fair Grove Police Department - Recruiting Page
FGPD has a colorful history that dates back to the early 1900s, with our department currently serving a population of 1,393 located in the rolling hills of northeast of Greene County. Our department has six full time officers and four reserve officers who serve under the command of the Chief of Police and supervised by two Sergeants and a patrol Corporal. Our vehicle fleet consists of 2012 and 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit Package patrol vehicles, 2016 and 2017 Ford Explorer Police Interceptors and one 1987 AM General Humvee for off-road, emergency rescue and winter weather event use.
While small in population, we are a tourist destination for over-the-road travelers, antiques buyers and bicyclists. The TransAmerican Bike Route runs directly through the middle of Fair Grove and gives us a unique ability to interact with hundreds of bicyclists making their way through the countryside. In addition, Fair Grove holds an annual two-day outdoor event named the Heritage Reunion Festival that in years past has drawn crowds between 50,000-70,000 visitors.
In 2015 we introduced the Fair Grove CROP (Community Resource Officer Program). This new program assigns each patrol officer a city ward and gives the officers and the neighborhoods, businesses, churches and schools in those areas a unique opportunity to interact with our department in an informal, non-threatening setting which allows for greater rapport and strong civic bonds.
Chief of Police
We are currently accepting applications and resumes for the position of
RESERVE POLICE OFFICER.
Reserve officers are the first-line, entry-level patrol officers for the Fair Grove Police Department. Reserve officers are tasked with maintaining highly visual patrols throughout our city in marked FGPD patrol vehicles in order to prevent crimes as well as maintaining uniformed presences on our city's streets and highways. All new Reserve Officers must pass a 12-week training program with a certified Field Training Officer, and once completed, may work independently assisting patrol officers and investigators. Reserves must be willing to have a strong community-driven attitude as we maintain high levels of visibility amongst our community and its citizens we serve.
Previous law enforcement, private security or military experience is preferred, but not required. All officer candidates MUST possess a high school diploma, Missouri Class A or Missouri Class B POST license and a Missouri driver's license. Any applicant who does not possess a Missouri POST (or transferable out-of-state equivalent) will not be considered. Candidates must be free from serious criminal convictions and not possess convictions for Driving While Intoxicated in the previous 5 years. All approved applicants must pass a background investigation, written examination and complete an oral interview panel.
Click the red "FGPD Application" button at right to get started, or stop by Fair Grove Police Department at 81 South Orchard Boulevard to pick up your application packet. (Note: Online application packets must be downloaded. Apps are optimized for Microsoft Office 2013).
Downloaded applications with resumes may be mailed to "Recruiting@fairgrove.org"
Thank you for your interest in the Fair Grove Police Department!
Fair Grove Police Department
81 S. Orchard Boulevard
P.O. Box 107
Fair Grove, MO 65648