Employment Opportunities


The Mexico Public Safety Department accepts applications for employment on a periodic basis when positions become available. Openings are advertised in area newspapers.


Applicants must:
  • Have State of Missouri POST Certification as a Peace Officer
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Be a U.S. Citizen

Selection Process

Applicants will be selected for employment based on a:
  • Written examination
  • Oral interview
  • Physical examination


Benefits include:
  • Competitive Wages
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation
  • Uniforms / equipment provided
  • Paid medical / dental insurance
  • Paid pension
  • Tuition reimbursement program

MDPS Volunteer Firefighter Duties

Volunteer duties include:
  • Basic and advanced firefighting
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Rescue