Police Department

Press Releases

3/26/2015Barricaded Subject

The standoff in the 11500 block of E. 10th St. ended a little after 2:00 p.m.

3/24/2015Two Women Charged with Child Abuse

Two women charged with Child Abuse that resulted in serious physical injury

3/24/2015Two Charged With Murder

Two people were arraigned in Jackson Co. Division 30

3/23/2015Sobriety Checkpoint Results

There were several violations including DWIs and drug arrest

3/4/2015Victim Identified

The deceased victim was found on Sunday, February 22, 2015, along a wooded area


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