Applying To: Police Lieutenant Colonel

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Department: Police Department


  • Minimum: $97,161.00
  • Maximum: $103,282.00

Appointment will be made at a rate within the salary range based on years of service.

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position are responsible for performing executive management duties as the Commander of a bureau within the Police Division. Duties include developing, implementing and communicating rules and procedures; consulting with and advising the Police Commissioner on bureau operations and administrative issues and assisting in the formulation and promulgation of goals and objectives.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Police Lieutenant Colonel

Minimum Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field.

Experience: Must have at least ten years of increasingly responsible professional experience with the St. Louis Police Division of the Department of Public Safety, including five years of patrol operations, administrative, or investigative responsibility at the rank of Police Captain or higher. OR, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Certification: Must be certified or eligible for certification as a Police Officer by the State of Missouri.

License:  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis.  Please note type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application.  Must be able to present license at the time of the Management Simulation.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  A Master’s degree with major course work in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public or Business Administration or in a closely related field.

MEDICAL:  The medical exam will include a drug/alcohol screen. Incumbents are also subject to random Drug Screen and Alcohol Tests as a condition of their employment.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation.  Applicants will only receive credit for their experience and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request.  The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 pointsCity residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points. 

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
  • Service Rating: Pass/Fail
  • Management Simulation: 100%

Residency Requirement: Saint Louis City residency is generally required within 120 days after a working test period is completed. Proof of residency will be requested.


PROM 3698

May 26, 2023

Last Date For Filing Application Is June 09, 2023

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