Detention Officer

Independence, MO
Independence Police Department

Salary: $19.02/hr.

Open until filled

Essential Functions:

  • Processes individuals into the Independence Police Detention facility.
  • Responsible for intake of personal belongings; booking; fingerprinting and searching detainees/prisoners; completes medical questionnaires.
  • Monitor the detention area to provide safety and security for arrestees.
  • Coordinates the bonding and/or arraignment of detainees with Municipal/ State/ Federal Court; provides courts with proper documentation.
  • Arranges meals and makes provisions for personal needs of prisoners.
  • Maintains the detention facility; cleans cells; laundry; and supplies.
  • Perform data entry of required records and reports.
  • Inform the Detective Unit of felony arrests and arraignments and other duties as directed.


  • High school diploma or GED, or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Aptitude in record keeping, report preparation, computer applications and effective communication is desired.
  • Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire and complete certification in CPR, First Aid, AED and LVNR within three years.
  • Knowledge of applicable detention laws as well as ability to maintain order and security within the detention unit preferred.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license, drug testing, a comprehensive background check and successful completion of a lift and drag test (Approximately 165 lbs. for 100 feet).