Police Officer

Independence, MO
Independence Police Department


  • $22.99 (Recruit/Non-POST Certified Candidate while attending academy);
  • $25.54 (POST Certified-less than 4 years of law enforcement experience);
  • $28.41 (4-8 years of full time law enforcement experience);
  • $31.61 (8+ years of full time law enforcement experience).

Open until filled

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.


  • 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.