Detention Officer

Lee's Summit, MO
Lee's Summit Police Support Services Department

Salary: $21.30 Hourly.

Position Summary:

The Lee’s Summit Police Department Detention Facility is a temporary holding facility for subjects who have committed a variety of crimes from misdemeanors to felonies. The facility is capable of housing up to 30 subjects; however, outside agencies are utilized for extended sentencing stays over 2 days and the Detention Officer is responsible for coordinating transportation to these outside agencies with the Patrol Division.

The job of a Detention Officer is an excellent starting point for future opportunities as a Police Officer. There are daily interactions with Police Officers and Police Supervision.

Duties of the position include intake, supervision, and care of prisoners; facility maintenance and security; and computer entry.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D
  • 18 years of age
  • Applicants should possess strong computer skills, communication and organizational skills, and the ability to stay calm in stressful situations.
  • Applicants must be willing to work shift work including overnight shifts, holidays, and weekends.
  • Applicants must have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions and be able to pass a polygraph examination and background investigation.