FGPD has a colorful history that dates back to the early 1900s, with our department currently serving a population of 1,500 located in the rolling hills of northeast of Greene County. Our department has five full time officers and four reserve officers who serve under the command of the Chief of Police. Our vehicle fleet consists 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit Package patrol vehicles, two 2017 and one 2018 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 30,000-50,000 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.
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Fair Grove Police Department - Recruiting Page
JOB OPENING FOR POLICE OFFICERS
CITY IS NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS.
All applicants must possess a Class A or Class B peace officer license from the Missouri Department of Public Safety, or will be able to obtain a license by the date of hire. Applicants without this license need not apply. Reserve officers will be required to work a minimum of 20-hours a month and will be paid a stipend of $25.00 for a four hour shift; up to four times a month. Shift scheduling coverage salaries are also available for officers willing to cover shifts for full-time staff. Additionally, officers who work various patrol enforcement campaigns will be eligible for shift pay as well.
Uniforms, radios, training are all provided. Officers will be required to provide their own duty weapons. Breath alcohol testing, less-lethal weapons (bean-bag and TASER), MULES MDT, firearms and other trainings are available in-house annually. All applicants will be required to undergo a written cognitive abilities exam and must pass an oral interview board.
Please click the red "Apply for a Job" button to download and submit an application packet if you are interested in joining our team!
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).
Applications with resumes may be mailed to "Recruiting@fairgrove.org" or brought by our offices and Fair Grove City Hall.
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