Police Officer

Independence, MO
Independence Police Department
Salary: $19.08-$23.37

Purpose:

To establish an eligibility list for Missouri Certified and Non-Certified candidates.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Position Summary:

  • Position coordinates within various divisions of the Police Department relating to the protection of life and property;
  • Enforce state/federal law and municipal ordinances;
  • Preserve order throughout the community; and
  • Respond to community needs.

Salary and BenefitsThe City offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes health and dental insurance, retirement program through LAGERS, paid holidays and vacation, in addition to a competitive salary range.

Hourly Salary Rate:  $19.08 (Recruit/Non-P.O.S.T. Certified Candidate); $20.99 (P.O.S.T. Certified-less than 3 years law enforcement experience); $23.37 (4+ years of full time law enforcement experience)

Position Applications:  Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION.  For more information about the job click on www.ci.independence.mo.us/ipd (click on career opportunities).  Remember, you will also need to print out the additional APPLICANT PERSONAL HISTORY INFORMATION PACKET that can be found at the top of the page, and return the packet along with required documents attached to the Independence Police Department, 223 N. Memorial Drive, Independence, MO 64050 (Sun. – Sat. 6 AM – Midnight).  The applicant’s background packet must be submitted within one week from completing the online application.

Apply Before:  Open until filled.  Applicants will receive a phone call if selected to test.  Letters will be mailed to applicants not invited for testing.

Written Examination and Physical Agility Test: As part of the application process, you will need to take a written examination and physical agility test (Gym clothes required).  If selected to test, you will be notified by phone of the time, date and location of these tests.

Additional Information:  816-325-7411 or 816-325-7254

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications (Post Certified Candidates):

Missouri Class A Post Certification, high school diploma or GED (college degree or college course work in criminal justice preferred), valid Driver’s License by date of application, a good driving record, pass a comprehensive written examination, physical agility test, oral interview, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, undergo an extensive background investigation with the ability to render credible testimony in a court of law, pass a medical examination and drug screen, successfully complete a Field Training Officer program, and serve a 12-month probationary period after commissioning. Bilingual Skills Preferred.

Minimum Qualification (Non-Post Certified Candidates):

Pass a state certified police academy for a Class "A", P.O.S.T. certification with a minimum 600 hours, must be at least 21 years of age prior to completion of the academy, high school diploma or GED (college degree or college course work in criminal justice preferred), valid Driver’s License by date of application, a good driving record, pass a comprehensive written examination, physical agility test, oral interview, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, undergo an extensive background investigation with the ability to render credible testimony in a court of law, pass a medical examination and drug screen, successfully complete a Field Training Officer program, and serve a 12 month probationary period after commissioning. Bilingual Skills Preferred.