Get Involved

There are many great ways to get involved in your community's preparedness, such as volunteering time, donating money and practicing your plan. Consider supporting our community by becoming a volunteer in one of the below programs.

Public Safety Careers

Public Safety refers to the welfare and protection of the general public. The primary goal for anyone who works in Public Safety is to prevent and protect the public from danger.

If you are like us, you have a desire and passion for serving your community in this capacity. This page provides a look at the various Public Safety Careers that are available in Boone County and the education that is needed for each.

Field: Emergency Communications

911 Dispatcher

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Training: Paid - 6 months, in-house, hands-on

Pay Range: $17.56/hr during training; $19.16/hr after training completed

Link To Apply:Boone County Human Resources

Additional Training: MACC Emergency Telecommunicator (ETC) Certification

911 Shift Supervisor

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Training: Must have at least three (3) years of experience as an emergency telecommunicator or equivalent public safety related experience. Supervisor experience is preferred.

Pay Range: $22.37 - $33.55/hr

Link To Apply: Boone County Human Resources

Joint Communications Radio Technician

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Training: General Radiotelephone Operator License

Pay Range: $19.77 - $23.19/hr

Link To Apply: Boone County Human Resources

Field: Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Technician

Education: High School Diploma or GED and EMT Education Program

Pay Range: $11.00 - $17.00/hr

Links to Education Programs: Boone County Fire Protection District EMT Hybrid Course
Moberly Area Community College - EMT
MU EMS Education Institute

Paramedic

Position: High School Diploma or GED, EMT - Basic and Paramedic Education Program

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Pay Range: $11.00 - $17.00/hr

Link to Education Programs: MU EMS Education Institute

Field: Fire

Firefighter

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Pay Range: Varies

Links to Education Programs: Moberly Area Community College - Fire Academy
MU Fire and Rescue Training

Links To Apply: Boone County Fire Protection District Recruit Training
City of Columbia Fire Department

Field: Law

Police Officer

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Training: Become Peace Office Standard Training (POST) certified within 6 months of employment

Pay Range: $22.82/hr

Link To Apply: City of Columbia Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Training: Become Peace Office Standard Training (POST) certified within 6 months of employment

Pay Range: Varies

Link To Apply: Boone County Human Resources

Control Room Officer

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Pay Range: $16.63/hr

Link To Apply: Boone County Human Resources

Detention Officer

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Pay Range: $20.26/hr

Link To Apply: Boone County Human Resources