Police Department

Press Releases

5/24/2015Aggravated Assault

One person is held in custody on suspicion of shooting two people

5/19/2015Driver Killed Identified

Driver of pickup truck killed on Thursday, May 14, is identified

5/19/2015Passenger Killed at M-78 and Holke Identified

The passenger who was killed at the intersection of M-78 and Holke on Monday, May 18, was . . .

5/19/2015Driver Killed on I-70 Identified

The driver was killed in a collision on westbound I-70 just east of 470 on Saturday May 16.

5/17/2015Armed Robbery

A female robbery suspect accosted an employee and forced the employee to obtain . . .

5/14/2015Fatal Traffic Collision Investigation

Fatal accident is still under investigation.

5/13/2015Reported Shooting

A police officer was close by when the call came out that someone had been shot

5/11/2015Sobriety Checkpoint

Independence Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Friday, May 15 . . .

5/4/2015Train Accident Victims Identified

The names of the two individuals who were struck by a train on Friday, May 1, have been released.

5/4/2015Seat Belt Enforcement

Independence Police Department is participating with state-wide law enforcement May 18 - 31

5/1/2015Train vs. Pedestrian Collision

Train vs. Pedestrian Collision at Winner Rd. and Home Ave involving two pedestrians

4/30/2015Missing / Endangered Person

Missing Endangered Person: James L. Kinder

4/30/2015Suspect Charged in Residential Burglary

One Arraigned in Court on Residential Burglary

4/30/2015Suspect Charged in Child Molestation

Independence Man Charged with Child Molestation 1st Degree and Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree

4/27/2015DWI Saturation Patrol

The Traffic Safety Unit conducted a DWI Saturation Patrol and Sobriety Checkpoint

4/23/2015Missing Person Located

A Quik Trip clerk notified Independence Police that he thought the missing young man was in his store . . .

4/10/2015Suspects Charged With Robbery and Kidnapping

Four suspects were charged today in the Circuit Court of Jackson County . . .

4/7/2015Motorcyclist Killed on Sunday

The motorcyclist who was killed on Sunday, April 5, is identified as . . .

4/7/2015Suspect Charged in Assault of Police Officer

Edwin L. Richardson, 29 yrs, Independence, MO, was arraigned today in the 16th Judicial Court

4/5/2015Suspect Attempts to Run Down Officer

Suspect ran off roadway, turned vehicle around and drove straight at officer

3/30/2015Hit and Run Suspect

The suspect in the hit and run crash on Saturday, March 28, has been identified

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