Police Officer

Independence, MO
Independence Police Department

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 $19.47-$24.08 starting hourly rate DOQ


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 exam, physical agility test, oral board interview, polygraph exam, psychological evaluation, undergo an extensive background investigation with ability to render credible testimony in a court of law, pass a medical exam and drug screen, successfully complete 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), successfully complete a Field Training Officer program, and serve a 12 month probationary period after commissioning. Bilingual Skills Preferred.