Police Department

Press Releases


Police detectives are following leads regarding identity of possible suspect.

2/6/2015Silver Alert Advisory

Sixty-nine yr old Mr. Tommie E. Richardson walked away from his home and hs not returned

2/5/2015Police Officer Applications

The City of Independence is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer

1/23/2015Prostitution Sting

The Independence Police Department conducted a prostitution sting arresting 16 people

1/22/2015Free Crime Mapping Program for the Public

IPD has partnered with raidsonline.com for crime reporting information

1/7/2015Attempt to Identify

Suspect broke into locked room and removed high value electronics

12/21/2014Found body identified

The body found in the woods near Truman and 291 has been identified by the Medical Examiner.

12/18/2014Burglars Steal Christmas Presents

Burglars entered home while family members were at home . . .

12/8/2014Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

From mid-December through New Year's Day Independence Police will be out

12/7/2014Phone Threats

The Independence PD wants to alert citizens to ongoing phone threats.

12/4/2014Telephone Scam Warning

Warning about a recent telephone scam that is targeting Hispanic citizens

12/1/2014Scam Warning

A utility scam is being used in the metropolitan area to steal mony from victims

11/27/2014Pedestrian Identified

The deceased pedestrian from the accident on 40 Hwy and River has been identified.

11/26/2014Fatality Accident on 40 Hwy

The Independence Police Department's Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal accident

11/25/2014Missing Endangered Person

The Independence Police Department is looking for Craig Faith Jr. (CJ)

11/25/2014Earlier Reported Missing Person Was Located Deceased

The missing engangered Independence man was located deceased

11/14/2014Charges in the Mullins' Homicide

Charges are being brought against the male person of interest

11/14/2014Suspect ID

Shawn M. Hughes has been identifed as the suspect in the Mullins' homicide

11/13/2014Homicide Victim ID

The victim of the homicide on 11/12/14 has been identified.

11/13/2014Shell Homicide

IPD is investigating a homicide at the Shell station at 9040 E 40 Hwy

11/12/2014Missing Juvenile Found

Missing juvenile found unharmed and reunited with her family.

11/7/2014Names Released

The identity of both victims who were fatally injured on I-70 Wednesday evening are . . .

11/7/2014Identify Armed Robbery Suspect

Help Identify an Armed Robbery Suspect