"Service to the Community"
The Forsyth Police Department proudly serves the Forsyth community in all aspects of our law enforcement duties. We seek to preserve the peace, vigorously investigate crimes, promote public safety, strive to keep our streets and highways safe for the motoring public and work diligently with other agencies and organizations to see that Forsyth remains a safe place to live. Our motto, “Service to the Community”, is also our promise to do our utmost to meet the law enforcement needs of our citizens and visitors.
Police Chief Position City of Forsyth, Missouri
The City of Forsyth, Missouri is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Chief. Applications can be submitted in person or by mail and must be received no later than 4 pm on November 10, 2022.
Application packets are available at www.forsythmo.gov or by requesting a packet from the City Clerk at 417 546-4763. The City of Forsyth, Missouri, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The successful candidate will:
· Possess a Class A POST license at the time of hire
· Show an employment history that includes 3-5 years of recent supervisory law enforcement experience and no less than 8 years of experience as a POST certified police officer
· Possess a valid Missouri driver license
· Pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen
· Demonstrate his or her leadership, professionalism, training, and communication skills during the interview process
Work Schedule, Pay, and Benefits:
While exceptions may occur, the ordinary work schedule will be from 7:30 am until 4 pm Monday through Friday. The police chief position is a salaried, overtime exempt position. The salary range for the successful candidate is $41,600-$52,000 annually.
Benefits fully paid by the city include health, life, and dental insurance, 40 hours vacation and 80 hours sick leave after 1 year of service, and 12 paid holidays (96 hours). In addition, the City is a member of the LAGERS pension plan and pays the majority of the pension cost. All employees contribute 4% of each payroll towards the pension.
Responsibilities and Duties:
The Chief of Police reports directly to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen as the chief executive of the department and develops operational programs and policies subject to their approval.
Administrative duties may change over time but include:
· Managing manpower, materials, money, and other resources efficiently and effectively
· Supervising police department staff and enforcing department policies with regards to staff behavior, performance, and safety
· Recruiting and retaining qualified personnel
· Maintaining a standard of training that enhances police services and ensuring that training is directly related to the mission of the police department
· Preparing an annual budget request and executing the department budget as approved by the Board of Aldermen
· Planning for the acquisition and replacement of tools and equipment needed to maintain the level of preparedness and officer safety for the department
· Maintaining an open line of communication with the Board of Aldermen and heads of city departments
· Ensuring all necessary reporting to federal, state, and local entities is completed in an accurate and timely manner
Specific tasks include but are not limited to:
· Enforce federal, state, and city laws
· Interview and screen job applicants and make hiring recommendations to the Board of Aldermen
· Investigate and resolve complaints regarding department staff
· Recommend commendation or disciplinary action to the Board of Aldermen
· Qualify annually with duty weapon and any specialized weapons of the department
· Maintain knowledge of state law and city ordinances as well as other regulations affecting the department’s operations
· Attend all regular meetings of the Board of Aldermen
· Notify the public works supervisor of necessary road repairs and sign replacements and notify the city clerk of needed street light repairs
· Generate work schedules for the department and coordinate all staff requests for paid time off
· Review and approve time sheets for the preparation of payroll
· Maintain an inventory of department equipment, tools, and vehicles and associated maintenance records
· Speak at various civic and service organizations regarding the police department’s mission and role in the community
· Maintain after-hours contact information for business establishments
A complete application packet will include a signed police department application (see link below), a copy of all pertinent training certifications, and a list of professional references. All application packets must be received no later than 4 pm on November 10, 2022.
Please submit complete application packets in person at Forsyth City Hall, 15405 US Hwy 160, Forsyth, Missouri, or
by mailing it to:
City of Forsyth
Attn: Cheyenne Beasley
PO Box 545
Forsyth, Missouri 65653
The City of Forsyth is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Minimum qualifications include high school graduate or GED, 21 years of age, Class A or B POST certification, valid MO drivers license, no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. Must be available nights and weekends.
Return application in person at 15405 US Hwy 160 in Forsyth.
Non Emergency 417- 546-3731
15405 US Highway 160, PO Box 545 Forsyth, Missouri 65653
Closed: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving + Friday, Christmas Eve & Day
Thursday trash pickup November 24th will be a day late due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Tuesday pickups will not be affected.