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If it is a life-threatening emergency, you should call 911. If not, call 816-271-4777. Not all reports require an officer respond and can be made by phone with our Teleserve Division during regular business hours by calling 816-271-4777. Many reports can also be made online at your convenience.
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You can obtain police reports at the Law Enforcement Center, 501 Faraon Street in St. Joseph, Missouri. Police Records is open Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. You may call them at (816) 271-4705.
The police Traffic Unit investigates hit and run accidents. If you have a question in regards to your case please call (816) 271-4882. This process may take 5 to 7 business days, so please be patient.
To be a police officer, applicants must be at least 21 years of age with no felony convictions. In addition, they should not have any significant traffic convictions that would limit their ability to be insured by the City of St. Joseph. For more information on Missouri Police Officer requirements, visit the Missouri POST website.
To check for Police Officer openings, visit the City of St. Joseph Careers web page.