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St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Employer Reviews

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A productive and exciting agency to work for.
Detective - Homicide/Narcotics/DEA (Former Employee), St. Louis, MissouriJuly 23, 2014
Pros: a superior and exciting job.
Cons: some political pressure.
There is no typical day in a metropolitan police agency. The "rush" is always present. The learning experience is always present. The management is for the most part experienced. There is many career advancement opportunities that strengthen an officers morale and career.
The hardest part of the job is trying to arrest all the criminals. The most enjoyable – more... part of the job is at the final conclusion of a court trial when the suspect goes to jail. – less
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Fun place to work for.
Police Officer-Forensic Examiner (Current Employee), St. Louis, MOFebruary 25, 2014
Pros: training
Cons: work environment
Fun and exciting job as you get to make a difference in the lives of the citizens that are in the area, but the job is not for everyone.
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Constantly Evolving
Police Officer (Current Employee), St. Louis CityDecember 10, 2013
Pros: wonderful direct supervision
Cons: horrible hours
Go to work, answer radio assignments, self initiated calls... Address Problem Areas within the district

Wonderful Co-workers (easy to get along with)

Hardest part of the job would be the hours being changed with less than 24 hours notice.

the best part would be the ability to address situations as you see fit.
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tough but fun
Police Officer (Former Employee), city of st. louisSeptember 27, 2013
handle radio calls for service

patrol in one man or two man car assignments

must be able to work without someone telling you what to do
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A busy yet rewarding career that provides daily interaction with others.
Police Officer Academy Instructor Recruit Superv (Current Employee), St. Louis, MODecember 11, 2012
Pros: being a police officer gives me a since of pride.
Cons: not being able to aid in assisting every citizen with the issues in their lives.
As a St. Louis City Police Officer I am met with daily task which require me to have interaction with the community as well as my co-workers. I am currently the Supervisor for 29 Police Recruits, which requires ingenuity and creativity. Along with being a supervisor I instruct the Recruits in Juvenile Procedures, Domestic Violence, Human Behavior, and – more... Ethics. I believe the hardest part of my job is not having enough time in the day to ensure that each Recruit has recieved the needed information for success. The most enjoyable part of my job is having the opportunity to mold the Recruits into the best future police officers they are able to become. Also, I enjoy the camaraderie that is shared with my co-workers. – less
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I worked for good and bad supervisors
Sergeant (Former Employee), St. Louis, MONovember 12, 2012
Pros: good working conditions
Cons: long hours and rotating shifts
The Police Department is a job that is not for everyone. You have to be a priest, doctor, social worker, etc..

Each day can be different in that you never know what the assignment will be.
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Great place to start my career.
Telephone Report Specialist (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOMarch 26, 2012
Pros: tuition assistance, working with different departments
Cons: inconsistency with policies and procedures.
During my time with the Police Department I earned my Bachelor's in Accounting and Associates in Business. I worked with multiple levels of management. I worked with Internal Affairs, the detectives of special units, and police officers by typing and transcribing police reports. I also assisted citizens with filing non-emergency police reports. The – more... hardest part of my job was the inconsistency in policies and procedures. We had three shifts and all three shifts had different procedures with typing reports. I enjoyed the ability to pursue my education and continue to work full time. – less