Maryland Heights Police Career Path Program



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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION TO CAREER PATH MANUAL………………………………2
ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR……………………………………………………….3
ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE………………………………………………………...4
ARMORER…………………………………………………………………………5
BIKE PATROL OFFICER…………………………………………………………6
CRIME SCENE TECH LEVEL I ............................................................................ 7
DARE / PUBLIC RELATIONS & CRIME PREVENTION ……………………...8

DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT / CAPTAIN...............................................................9


DETECTIVE SERGEANT………………………………………………………..11
DETECTIVE………………………………………………………………………12
DRUG TASK FORCE DETECTIVE (MEG)……………………………………..13
EVIDENCE MANAGER……………………………………………………….....14
FIELD TRAINING OFFICER…………………………………………………….15
JUVENILE OFFICER / DETECTIVE……………………………………..……...16
LIEUTENANT / CAPTAIN……………………………………………………….17
MOBILE RESPONSE TEAM OFFICER (MRT)………………………………....18
RANGE OFFICER / INSTRUCTOR…………………………………………..….19
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER (SRO)………………………………………....20
SERGEANT………………………………………………………………………..21
TRAFFIC SERGEANT……………………………………………………………22
TRAFFIC UNIT / MOTORCYCLE /ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS / RECONSTRUCTIONIST ………………...……………………………………….23
INTRODUCTION TO CAREER PATH MANUAL
Police Officers employed by this agency have deservedly established a strong reputation of providing professional police services to this community. This is an indicator of quality officers who naturally desire supervisory positions and to serve in specialty assignments.

The purpose of the career path packet is to identify all of the specialty positions that exist within the department and provide a list of suggested training courses to all members interested in pursuing those specialized positions.


It is the policy of the Maryland Heights Police Department to offer a variety of career opportunities to sworn officers. Officers should be aware that some positions i.e. Academy Instructor require a four-year degree. Positions as a supervisor will require either an Associate degree or a four-year degree from an accredited college.
An officer may assume a supervisory position based on vacancies within the command structure and compete for that position through the existing promotional process.
Appointment to a specialized position will be based in part on experience and training. Eligibility for positions will also be determined in part by reviewing the applicant's evaluation performance, as well as the suitability for the position being sought.
There may be a stipulation requiring a minimum of several years with the BFO before eligibility consideration be given for certain positions. Officers interested in positions may be tested for the specific job aptitude; i.e. accident reconstruction requires a specific degree of mathematical comprehension. The position such as the School Resource Officer (SRO) requires the ability to develop and relate well with high school students.
The following criteria will also be instrumental in determining selection of officers to specialty positions:


  • Officer investigative experience

  • Communication skills

  • Covert aptitude

  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence


ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR
The position of instructor at the Greater St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy is available to officers of this department based upon the following criteria:


  • A four year degree from a certified college.

  • At least three years of practical police experience.

The actual process of selecting officers for this position is that of the supervisory staff of the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy. The officer selected for this position will work directly for the Academy director and supervisors and subject to all of the rules and regulations of the Academy. This position is normally filled for a three year time period. The officer assigned to the Academy will be trained in several different law enforcement disciplines as deemed appropriate by the Academy supervisors.


Recommended Training


  • ASP Baton Instructor Certification Program

  • Basic Police Interview Skills

  • Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation

  • Community Policing and Group Problem Solving

  • Constitutional Law at Work - Search & Seizure

  • Defensive Tactics Refresher & Impact Weapons Training

  • Fitness and the Law Enforcement Officer

  • Instructor Development Course

  • Interpersonal Skills: Human Relations, Anger Management & Conflict Resolution Laws of Arrest Search & Seizure

  • Legislative/Legal Update

  • Officer Testimony & Courtroom Demeanor

  • Physical Performance Standards & Law Enforcement

  • Report Writing

  • Take a Look at Yourself

  • Verbal Judo


ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE
The administrative aide works directly under the command of the Chief of Police. The administrative aide must have training and an understanding of the state and federal grant application process.
This position requires familiarity with at least the following computer programs: Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access


The administrative aide is required to maintain and update the police department manual of operation, he is also responsible for creating a monthly and a yearly crime analysis as well as a monthly crime report.
This position will also require special research to be accomplished as well as other special requests from the Chief of Police and other police administrators of the department.
The administrative aide will also be responsible for formulating all of the statistical information necessary to complete the UCR forwarded yearly to the FBI for statistical purposes.
Recommended Training


  • Basic/Advanced Computer Training Grant Writing

  • ITI Training on MDT

  • Report Writing

  • UCR Training

  • Successful Criminal Grant Writing


ARMORER
The armorer position requires the applicant to be proficient in the use of all of firearms unique to this police agency. The armorer must be school qualified to repair the S&W models 5903 and the 6906. In addition the armorer must be well versed in the repair of the shotgun, and the nomenclature of the AR -15 and other weapons in the arsenal.
The armorer position requires the expertise necessary to examine and certify a wide variety of handguns as viable for use by off duty police officers.
The armorer position also requires assistance to be rendered to the range supervisor at the pistol range. The armorer position requires knowledge and training in the area of stress shooting and marksmanship instructions. The armorer will be an integral part of the shooting training scenarios and serve as range safety range instructors.
Recommended Training


  • AR-15 Rifle Armorer's Course

  • Combat Night Fire

  • FBI Firearms Instructor Development

  • Concealed Carry Handgun

  • In-Service CPR, ASP, Riot, Tactical Situations

  • In-Service Firearms Qualification Training Program Interactive Firearms Training

  • MSHP Firearms Instructor Course

  • Patrol Rifle Training

  • Remington Armorer School

  • Smith & Wesson Academy - Concealed Carry Handgun

  • Smith & Wesson Armorer School


BIKE PATROL OFFICER
The bike patrol officer must maintain an excellent standard of physical conditioning. The bike patrol officer(s) are to be used at the discretion of the platoon supervisors as well as the Chief of Police or his designee.
Bike patrol officers are to be used to enhance the police presence and to provide a professional police service to all public contacts.
The manner and locations of their assignments will be dictated by the need for bicycles on site, the particular kind of crime pattern discernible, and other factors that will vary from time to time.
Recommended Training


  • Accident Reconstruction Prep

  • Communication Skills - Making Choices

  • Fitness and the Law Enforcement Officer

  • Physical Performance Standards & Law Enforcement Police Cyclist


CRIME SCENE TECH LEVEL 1
The position of Evidence Technician 1 will require some technical ability to operate camera equipment as well as other electronic equipment available to process crime scenes. The position of evidence technician also requires an understanding of the principals associated with criminal investigations. Evidence technicians will be responsible for identifying, locating, preserving, photographing, and the packaging of any and all evidentiary material associated with the commission of a crime.
Evidence technicians must become proficient in the mechanical process of identifying liquid, solid and minute pieces of matter that may be important in determining the person(s) responsible for the commission of the crime. The ability to locate and remove latent fingerprints will be one of the primary duties of the evidence technician.
Recommended training


  • Basic crime scene processing

  • Advanced Crime Scene Processing

  • Identi-kit system photography class

  • Basic fingerprint classification

  • Evidence collection

  • Crime scene investigation

  • Crime scene diagramming

  • Crime scene preservation/collection

  • Evidence logging procedures

  • Basic arson investigation

  • Basic/advanced photography

  • Autopsy photography

  • Basic Sex crime investigation Homicide/serious assault investigation

  • Search and seizure issues

  • Basic and advanced latent prints development


DARE / PUBLIC RELATIONS & CRIME PREVENTION
Candidates for the position of Community Service/Dare Officer should possess the ability to speak in the public to groups of various sizes. This position will also require good writing skills and to be computer literate.
This position requires the ability to review and conduct statistical crime analysis is areas as diverse as apartment complex and shopping areas, and to be able to make verbal presentations on topics as diverse as personal safety issues as well as crime prevention techniques through environmental design.
The candidate for this position should have a work history that indicates they are highly motivated, self-initiated police officers who need little or a minimal amount of police supervision, perform at a high rate of self-initiated police
Recommended Training


  • Annual DARE Conference

  • Basic 40 DARE Course Basic Crime Prevention

  • Child Abuse Investigation

  • Clandestine Methamphetamine Lab Training

  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) DARE Jr. High Training

  • Drug Abatement Tactics

  • Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

  • Drug Awareness

  • Gang Prevention - Detection

  • Investigation of Child Abuse

  • Juvenile Domestic Violence

  • Juvenile Law Update

  • Robbery Prevention

DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT/CAPTAIN
The Detective/Lieutenant/Captain is the commander of the Bureau of Investigation. His duties also include the supervision of both sworn and civilian personnel, reviewing cases and reports handled by detectives, providing direction and feedback to detectives and coordinating and directing major crime scenes. In addition, the Detective Lieutenant/Captain is responsible for submitting budget proposals and purchasing, managing and allocating resources.
Recommended Training


  • Advanced Child Death Investigation

  • Advanced Police Interview Techniques Advanced Rape Investigation

  • Basic Homicide Investigation

  • Background Investigation for Police Applicants Basic Police Interview Skills

  • Bunco Investigations

  • Cellular Fraud Investigation

  • Child Abuse Investigation

  • Computer Crime Search & Seizure

  • Constitutional Law at Work - Search & Seizure Criminal Investigations Case

  • Management Criminal Profiling

  • Cybercrime Fighting for Investigators

  • FBI National Academy

  • Financial Investigative Techniques

  • Fire Investigator 40 Hour Course

  • Gypsy Culture Investigations

  • Identi-Kit System

  • Information Technology In Law Enforcement

  • Insurance Fraud Investigation

  • Interpersonal Skills: Human Relations, Anger Management & Conflict Resolution

  • Investigation of Child Abuse

  • Kinesic Interview Techniques Levels I & II

  • L.E.LV. Intelligence training

  • L.S.L Scientific Content Analysis

  • Manager's Role in Building a first-rate Team

  • Managing Legal Risks for Supervisors

  • Managing Police Discipline

  • Media Training and Presentation Skills

  • Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course

  • Mid-States Org. Crime

  • Northwestern School Staff and Command

  • Objective Pre-Employment Interviewing




  • Maryland Heights Police Department Career Path Program

  • Officer Involved Shooting

  • Officer Testimony & Courtroom Demeanor Personal Effectiveness and Stress Management

  • Reid Method of Criminal Interviews and Interrogation Sex Offender Profiling

  • Southern Police Institute

  • S1. Louis Area Gang Workshop

  • Stress Management & Personal Effectiveness



DETECTIVE SERGEANT
The Detective Sergeant is a supervisor assigned to the Bureau of Investigation. He supervises both sworn and civilian personnel. His duties include assigning cases to detectives for follow up investigation, review cases and reports handled by detectives, providing direction and feedback to detectives, and responding to the scene of major crimes.
Recommended Training


  • Advanced Child Death Investigation

  • Advanced Police Interview Techniques

  • Background Investigation for Police Applicants

  • Child Abuse Investigation

  • Constitutional Law at Work - Search & Seizure

  • Criminal Investigations Case Management

  • Hostage Negotiations

  • Insurance Fraud Investigation

  • Interpersonal Skills: Human Relations, Anger Management & Conflict Resolution

  • Investigation of Child Abuse

  • Kinesic Interview Techniques Levels I & II

  • Manager's Role in Building a first-rate Team

  • Managing Legal Risks for Supervisors

  • Managing Police Discipline

  • Managing Police Discipline & Personnel Administration

  • Media Training and Presentation Skills

  • Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course

  • Northwestern School Staff and Command School

  • Objective Pre-Employment Interviewing

  • Officer Involved Shooting

  • Personal Effectiveness and Stress Management

  • Reid Method of Criminal Interviews and Interrogation

  • Southern Police Institute

  • St. Louis Area Gangs Workshop

  • Stress Management & Personal Effectiveness


DETECTIVE
Detectives are plain-clothes police officers that conduct follow-up investigations on criminal cases that have been assigned to them by a Bureau of Investigations supervisor. This investigation may include the identification and arrest of suspects, the preparation of arrest and search warrants, the recovery of stolen property, and the gathering of intelligence information. In addition to investigating most felony crimes, detectives may also conduct vice and undercover investigations such as prostitution, gambling, liquor and narcotics etc.
Recommended Training


  • Advanced Police Interview Techniques

  • Advanced Rape Investigation

  • Arson: Cause and Origin

  • Background Investigation for Police Applicants

  • Child Abuse Investigation

  • Constitutional Law at Work - Search & Seizure

  • Criminal Investigations Case Management

  • Financial Investigative Techniques

  • Insurance Fraud Investigation

  • Interpersonal Skills: Human Relations, Anger Management & Conflict Resolution

  • Investigation of Cellular Fraud

  • Investigation of Child Abuse

  • Kinesic Interview Techniques Levels I & II

  • L.S.I. SCAN System

  • Media Training and Presentation Skills

  • Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course

  • Objective Pre-Employment Interviewing

  • Officer involved Shooting

  • Personal Effectiveness and Stress Management

  • Reid Method of Criminal Interviews and Interrogation

  • Sex Offender Profiling

  • St. Louis Area Gangs Workshop

  • Stress Management & Personal Effectiveness



DRUG TASK FORCE DETECTIVE (MEG)
Candidates chosen for this position will be assigned to the St. Louis County Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit. Involved drug detective will be under the direct supervision of St. Louis County Police Department supervisors.
Candidates for this position should possess qualities unique to the detective position. Candidates should have the ability to work an erratic work schedule; long hours that are subject to change on short notice.
This position will require the candidate to display personality traits that will allow him to function in various undercover roles and situations.
Recommended Training


  • Advanced Drug Operations

  • Advanced Police Interview Techniques

  • Basic Police Interview Skills

  • Clandestine Laboratory Training

  • Clandestine Methamphetamine Lab Training DEA Basic Narcotic School

  • Drug Abatement Tactics

  • Drug Awareness

  • Ethical Decision Making for Law Enforcement Federal Forfeiture Training

  • Firearms Instructor Course MSHP/FBI

  • St. Louis Area Gangs Workshop


EVIDENCE MANAGER
The candidate for the position of evidence manager will be under the direct supervision of the detective bureau commander. This position requires specialized training in a wide variety of police subjects ranging from evidence management to crime scene analysis. This position requires a strong background in criminal law and current statutory regulations that govern the destruction of evidence.
The candidate should possess a strong background in computer technology; this position requires the use of computers to reconstruct by scale various crime scenes and the tracking by computer of every piece of evidence entered into the evidence system.
The evidence manager should complete level One (1) through level two (2) Crime Scene Technician Training. This position will require at least six (6) years of experience in this specialty.
The position requires a candidate who is self-motivated, one who will daily review all evidentiary material and identify those special pieces of evidence that need to be forwarded to the county or federal laboratory for additional testing.
Recommended Training


  • Advanced Crime Scene Investigation

  • Arson Investigation

  • Basic Crime Scene Processing

  • Basic Fingerprint Classification

  • Computer Crime Search & Seizure

  • Crime Scene Diagramming

  • Crime Scene Investigation

  • Criminal Investigations Case Management Emergency Crime Scene Responder

  • Evidence Collection

  • Identi-Kit System

  • Information Technology in Law Enforcement Video Camera Course for Law Enforcement

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FIELD TRAINING OFFICER
The position of field training officer requires that the candidate have at least five (5) years of practical police experience. Candidates for this position should be self- motivated officers who have an established reputation of performing at a very high level of proficiency.
Candidates interested in this position are selected at the recommendation of the platoon supervisors. Candidates should be able to demonstrate proficiency in at least the following areas of concern:


  • Ethical decision making

  • Report writing

  • Street Survival Techniques

  • Field Interviewing Techniques

  • Communication Skills

  • Recommended Training

  • Advanced Police Interview Techniques

  • Basic Crime Scene Investigation

  • Basic Narcotic & Dangerous Drug Law Enforcement School

  • Basic Police Interview Skills

  • Basic Police Interview Skills

  • Clandestine Laboratory Training

  • Drug Abatement Tactics

  • Drug Awareness

  • Ethical Decision Making for Law Enforcement

  • Field Training Officer Program

  • Laws of Arrest Search & Seizure

  • Mental Preparation for Armed Confrontation

  • Narcotic Enforcement for Patrol Officers

  • Officer Testimony & Courtroom Demeanor

  • Recognizing & Handling the Mentally III

  • Reid Method of Criminal Interviews and Interrogation

  • Report Writing

  • Understanding the People and Folk Nations and radical Groups for Supervisors Verbal Judo



JUVENILE OFFICER / DETECTIVE
The Juvenile Officer/Detective is a detective that specializes in the investigation of crimes involving children, both as victims and perpetrators. These cases may include child sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect, runaway and missing children. In addition, this detective will maintain records of juvenile offenders, maintain a liaison with the family court, schools and other related agencies, and be a counselor/facilitator to juveniles and families.
The position of Juvenile Detective should receive all of the basic courses outlined in the "Detective" job description.
In addition, this position requires the applicant to have a proven skill in the ability to interview witnesses, victims and suspects.
This position will require the ability to offer appropriate counseling to abused children, develop and maintain a rapport with the juvenile court system as well as all of the schools principals.

The specific job requires a wide range of skills as diverse as identifying and interviewing gang members, giving presentations in a variety of subject matter associated with juvenile crime and prevention.


This position will also require the applicant for this position to represent this department at meetings several times a year with the judge of the juvenile division and identify problems encountered and possible solutions.
Recommended Training


  • Advanced Child Death Investigation

  • A4vanced Police Interview Techniques

  • Basic Police Interview Skills

  • Child Abuse Investigation

  • Developing a Gang Officer

  • Gang Prevention - Detection

  • Interpersonal Skills: Human Relations, Anger Management & Conflict Resolution

  • Investigation of Child Abuse

  • Juvenile Domestic Violence

  • St. Louis Area Gangs Workshop



LIEUTENANT/CAPTAIN
The position of police Lieutenant/Captain requires a variety of complex duties in the supervision of the police department. Primarily this position is designed to supervise police officers in the patrol division involved in all law enforcement activities.
The Lieutenant/Captain position requires immediate supervision over police sergeants and other subordinate officers as well as civilian support staff. This position will require supervision in criminal investigations, overseeing the collection of evidence, as well as ensuring that the paper work and reports adhere to a very high standard.
This position also requires a strong understanding of all laws of the United States, the State of Missouri and all ordinances of the City of Maryland Heights. The lieutenant/captain position requires monitoring of all patrol activities in order to ensure that the performance of the subordinates meets department standards.
Oversees and assists, as needed, in the city streets, parks, residential and commercial areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic or detect and investigate misconduct. Coordinates and oversees the exchange of information with other law enforcement agencies, recommend training and ways of improving police efficiency, recommends improvement to existing police equipment.
This position requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and the ability to establish effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors.
Recommended Training


  • Basic/Advanced police Supervision

  • Executive Development (MSHP)

  • FBI National Academy

  • Incident Command Training

  • Future of Policing

  • Managing Aggressive Behavior

  • Managing Police Discipline

  • Northwestern Traffic Institute

  • Prevention Sexual Harassment in Work Place

  • Southern Police Institute

  • Supervising Community Policing


MOBILE RESPONSE TEAM OFFICER (MRT)
This department fills three positions with the MRT. One uniform officer from each of the three platoons is assigned to the MRT. Candidates for this position must be able to maintain a high level of physical agility as well as the physical conditioning necessary to pass a very rigid physical agility test.
Candidates chosen for this position must be able to respond to a request for MRT assistance in a moment notice.
Proficiency in various firearms is a necessity; there is a strong training element associated with this position often involving long and difficult fieldwork.
Recommended Training


  • AR-15 Rifle Armorer's Course

  • ASP Baton Instructor Certification Program

  • Basic Police Interview Skills

  • Defensive Tactics

  • Emergency response to criminal/terrorist Incident

  • Expandable Baton Training

  • Firearms Instruction

  • Fitness and the Law Enforcement Officer

  • Incident Command System

  • In-Service CPR, ASP, Riot, Tactical Situations

  • Interactive Firearms Training

  • Interpersonal Skills: Human Relations, Anger Management & Conflict Resolution Laws of Arrest Search & Seizure

  • Mass Casualty Training

  • Mass Fatalities

  • MRT Civil Disturbance Passive Resistance

  • P.P.C.T. Knife defense Program

  • Physical Performance Standards & Law Enforcement

  • Roadside Interview and Interrogation

  • Spontaneous Knife Defensive

  • S1. Louis Area Gangs Workshop

  • State and Local Anti-Terrorism Response and Preparedness

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RANGE OFFICER/INSTRUCTOR
The range officer/instructor position requires the candidate to have a better than average ability to shoot well a variety of handguns and long guns. The candidate for this position should have a strong desire to participate in firearm training where innovative stress scenarios will be utilized.

The range officer/instructor will also be required to teach to members of the department newer and improved shooting techniques with an array of weaponry and to improve the shooting efficiency of officers of this department.


Recommended Training


  • Combat Night Fire

  • Firearms Instructor course

  • In-Service Firearms Qualification Training Program Patrol Rifle Training

  • Range Officer/Instructor

  • Smith & Wesson Academy


SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER (SRO)
The School Resource Officer (SRO) candidate should possess a variety of positive characteristics. One of the most essential considerations for this position is the ability to communicate on a level that is appropriate for young impressionable teenagers in high school.

The SRO position also requires the ability to teach several law enforcement courses, make other classroom presentation, and assist with many extra curriculum activities.


This position will require the candidate on certain occasions to be available during the evening hours in order to attend and monitor student activities during various athletic and social events.

A strong understanding of all current legislation concerning criminal acts on school property as well as a better than average working knowledge of the. Juvenile Code is required.


Recommended Training


  • Basic Police Interview Skills

  • Child Abuse Investigation

  • Developing a Gang Officer

  • Drug Abatement Tactics

  • Gang Prevention - Detection

  • Juvenile Domestic Violence

  • Juvenile Law Update

  • Narcotic Enforcement for Patrol Officers Public Speaking Course

  • School Resource Officer (SRO)

  • School Violence

  • St. Louis Area Gangs Workshop


SERGEANT
To be eligible for the position of Sergeant a candidate must have at least an Associate Degree from an accredited college. The candidate for this position will be responsible for supervising a wide variety of police related function as diverse as traffic control, crime scene analysis, and the preservation of crime scenes as well as conducting criminal investigations.
The Sergeant position requires a strong background in report writing and the ability to review and correct police reports. The candidate should possess strong communication skills, supervisory training and an ability to maintain an effective working relationship with his peers, supervisors and the general public.
Recommended Training


  • Basic and Advanced Interviewing

  • Basic Police Interview Skills

  • Basic Supervision

  • Combat Night Fire

  • Communication Skills - Making Choices

  • Community Policing and Group Problem Solving

  • Ethical Decision Making

  • Harassment in the Workplace

  • Incident Command System Training

  • Incident Command System Training Intermediate Training

  • Interpersonal Skills: Human Relations, Anger Management & Conflict Resolution

  • Investigation & Resolving Workplace Harassment Complaints

  • Law Enforcement Stress Management

  • Laws of Arrest Search & Seizure

  • Legal Issues Update

  • Manager's Role in Building a first-rate Team

  • Managing Legal Risks for Supervisors

  • Managing Police Discipline

  • Managing Police Discipline & Personnel Administration

  • Mass Fatalities

  • Mid-Level Police Management

  • National Law Enforcement manager Course

  • Performance appraisal

  • Police Leadership-A day at the Zoo

  • Principal Centered Leadership

  • Principals of Emergency Management

  • Problem Oriented Policing

  • Professional Police Response to Cultural Diversity

  • Workplace Harassment Prevention


TRAFFIC SERGEANT
The traffic sergeant should possess all of the qualities noted in the description furnished for the Sergeant position. In addition, the traffic sergeant should have a strong background in motor vehicle crash investigations, the ability to conduct analysis of traffic accident sites in order to determine contributing factors.
The traffic sergeant position also requires the ability to coordinate with other police agencies traffic management abilities as well as a strong background in criminal investigation techniques as the traffic unit has a second component, that being the suppression of crime within the city.
Recommended Training


  • Accident Reconstruction Prep

  • Advanced Commercial Motor Vehicle Investigation Advanced Crash Investigation

  • Basic Crash Investigation I & 2

  • Commercial Vehicle Investigation

  • Complete requirements Crime Scene Technician Level 1 Crash Construction

  • DWI Crash Investigation "Looking beyond the DWI" DWI Expert Testimony

  • DWI Report Writing and Testimony

  • DWI / Vehicular Homicide

  • Field Measurement and Scale Diagramming

  • Instructor Development Course

  • Laws of Arrest Search & Seizure

  • Mo. State Generalist /Specialist Instructor

  • Motorcycle Operators License

  • Pedestrian Collision Reconstruction

  • Police Instructor Development

  • Police Motorcycle Course

  • Railroad Grade Crossing Collision Inv.

  • Sobriety Checkpoint Supervisor

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Statewide Traffic Accident Records System

  • Traffic Report Writing

  • Type II Supervisor Update Course

  • Use in car video


TRAFFIC UNIT / MOTORCYCLE/ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS / RECONSTRUCTIONIST
Candidates for the position within the traffic unit should possess a basic skill level in mathematics. Exposure to proper algebraic formulas will be needed in order to determine minimum speeds at impact for investigative purposes.
Traffic officers will be required to investigate a myriad of traffic accidents including pedestrian/motorcycle collision investigations, railroad crossing crashes. DWI enforcement using field sobriety techniques will be used. Proficiency in the use of radar, laser timing devices as well as the ability to successfully pass a basic forty- hour motorcycle course may also be required.
Recommended Training


  • Accident Reconstruction Prep

  • Advanced Commercial Motor Vehicle Investigation Advanced Crash Investigation

  • Collision Reconstruction

  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Investigation

  • Complete requirements Crime Scene Tech. L I

  • DWI Crash Investigation

  • DWI Crash Investigation "Looking beyond the DWI" DWI Expert Testimony

  • DWI Report Writing and Testimony

  • DWI/Vehicular Homicide Seminar

  • Field Measurement and Scale Diagramming

  • Grade Crossing Accident Investigation

  • Motorcycle Operators License

  • Officer Testimony & Courtroom Demeanor Pedestrian/Motorcycle Collision

  • Reconstruction Police Motorcycle Course

  • Radar Operator for Street Officers

  • Radar/Laser/Operator Instructor

  • Railroad Grade Crossing Collision Investigation

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

  • Traffic Report Writing.

  • Type II Update - DataMaster

  • Type III Operator

  • Video Camera Course for Law Enforcement



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