Numerous career and advancement opportunities exist within the Independence Police Department. Whether your interest is in a career as a certified Police Officer or in one of the essential civilian positions, the Independence Police Department is constantly seeking to hire the most qualified individuals to staff the department.
Specific entry level positions with the police department include Police Officers, Administrative Specialists, Crime Analysts, Crime Scene Investigators, Criminalists, Detention Officers, Fiscal Management positions, Latent Print Examiners, Parking Enforcement Officers, Police Desk Clerks, Property Control Technicians, Records Unit Clerks, and Telecommunicators.
Whenever the police department anticipates a vacancy in a position, we will request Human Resources post the position in order for the department to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates. The posting will contain the salary range for the position, a position description summary, the minimum qualifications for the position, work schedule, and the posting closing date.
To be considered for a position you must first complete an application. Applications are only accepted when an official job posting has been advertised by Human Resources. Applications are submitted online and must be completed by the closing date on the job posting. Applications must be filled out completely and it is recommended that applicants attach their resume at the time of application. The city is an equal opportunity employer.
The basic eligibility requirements for police department positions are outlined below:
Eligible candidates must:
Eligible candidates must:
There are many different civilian positions within the police department and most of the positions have their own additional qualifications and specific requirements. Additional requirements may include a written exam, a typing test, an observation period/job shadow, a hearing test, a body drag test and a probationary period. Interested candidates should reference the requirements listed on the specific job postings that are posted by Human Resources when a selection process is ongoing.
A few positions within the police department are non-union positions but the majority are governed by one of three bargaining unit/union contracts (Fraternal Order of Police, Communication Workers of America, or Service Employees International Union). Hourly salaries for union positions are negotiated between the City and the Union. Some positions may also have an additional shift differential allowance or a clothing allowance. Specific salary information will be contained in the job postings or you may contact us for current information.
You can contact the following units to assist you with obtaining additional information: