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Chapter 84

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  84.510.  Police officers and officials — appointment — compensation. — 1.  For the purpose of operation of the police department herein created, the chief of police, with the approval of the board, shall appoint such number of police department employees, including police officers and civilian employees as the chief of police from time to time deems necessary.

  2.  The base annual compensation of police officers shall be as follows for the several ranks:

  (1)  Lieutenant colonels, not to exceed five in number, at not less than seventy-one thousand nine hundred sixty-nine dollars;

  (2)  Majors at not less than sixty-four thousand six hundred seventy-one dollars;

  (3)  Captains at not less than fifty-nine thousand five hundred thirty-nine dollars;

  (4)  Sergeants at not less than forty-eight thousand six hundred fifty-nine dollars;

  (5)  Master patrol officers at not less than fifty-six thousand three hundred four dollars;

  (6)  Master detectives at not less than fifty-six thousand three hundred four dollars;

  (7)  Detectives, investigators, and police officers at not less than twenty-six thousand six hundred forty-three dollars.

  3.  The board of police commissioners has the authority by resolution to effect a comprehensive pay schedule program to provide for step increases with separate pay rates within each rank, using the above-specified salary minimums as a base for such ranges from police officers through chief of police.

  4.  Officers assigned to wear civilian clothes in the performance of their regular duties may receive an additional one hundred fifty dollars per month clothing allowance.  Uniformed officers may receive seventy-five dollars per month uniform maintenance allowance.

  5.  The chief of police, subject to the approval of the board, shall establish the total regular working hours for all police department employees, and the board has the power, upon recommendation of the chief, to pay additional compensation for all hours of service rendered in excess of the established regular working period, but the rate of overtime compensation shall not exceed one and one-half times the regular hourly rate of pay to which each member shall normally be entitled.  No credit shall be given nor deductions made from payments for overtime for the purpose of retirement benefits.

  6.  The board of police commissioners, by majority affirmative vote, including the mayor, has the authority by resolution to authorize incentive pay in addition to the base compensation as provided for in subsection 2 of this section, to be paid police officers of any rank who they determine are assigned duties which require an extraordinary degree of skill, technical knowledge and ability, or which are highly demanding or unusual.  No credit shall be given nor deductions made from these payments for the purpose of retirement benefits.

  7.  The board of police commissioners may effect programs to provide additional compensation for successful completion of academic work at an accredited college or university.  No credit shall be given nor deductions made from these payments for the purpose of retirement benefits.

  8.  The additional pay increments provided in subsections 6 and 7 of this section shall not be considered a part of the base compensation of police officers of any rank and shall not exceed ten percent of what the officer would otherwise be entitled to pursuant to subsections 2 and 3 of this section.


(RSMo 1939 § 7656, A.L. 1943 p. 727 § 7658, A.L. 1947 V. I p. 407, A.L. 1947 V. II p. 296, A.L. 1949 p. 370, A.L. 1951 p. 297, A.L. 1953 p. 304, A.L. 1955 p. 307, A.L. 1958 2d Ex. Sess. p. 152, A.L. 1963 p. 135, A.L. 1965 p. 199, A.L. 1967 1st Ex. Sess. p. 873, A.L. 1969 p. 149, A.L. 1971 S.B. 118, A.L. 1974 S.B. 475, A.L. 1975 S.B. 349, A.L. 1977 S.B. 68, A.L. 1978 S.B. 508, A.L. 1979 H.B. 702, A.L. 1981 S.B. 164, A.L. 1984 S.B. 431, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1433 & 1574, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1304, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1819, A.L. 1991 H.B. 321 & 343, A.L. 1993 H.B. 209 & 288, A.L. 1998 S.B. 473, A.L. 2001 S.B. 4, A.L. 2003 H.B. 199 merged with S.B. 14, A.L. 2004 S.B. 952, A.L. 2008 S.B. 801, A.L. 2013 H.B. 336, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1355, A.L. 2023 S.B. 186)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 7524; 1919 § 8935; 1909 § 9787

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