Human Resources

Police Officer

$20.18 - $22.46 per hour

Purpose:  To establish an eligibility list for Certified Police Officer candidates only.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED (college degree or college course work in criminal justice preferred), valid Driver’s License by date of hire, a good driving record, pass a comprehensive written examination, physical agility test, oral interview, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, undergo an extensive background investigation with the ability to render credible testimony in a court of law, pass a medical examination and drug screen, successfully complete a Field Training Officer program, and serve a 12-month probationary period after appointment. Required to have passed a state certified police academy for a Class "A", P.O.S.T. certification for 600 hours. Bilingual Skills Preferred.

Salary and Benefits: The City offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes health and dental insurance, retirement program through LAGERS, paid holidays and vacation, in addition to a competitive salary range with an annual increase.

Hourly Salary Rate:  $20.18 (P.O.S.T. Certified); $22.46 (4 years of P.O.S.T. experience with comparable department)  

Position Applications:  Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION by August 1, 2014 at (click on employment and then on current job opportunities).  You will also need to print out the additional APPLICANT PERSONAL HISTORY INFORMATION PACKET by selecting this link, and return the packet along with required documents attached to the Human Resources Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050 (Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) by August 1, 2014.

Written Examination and Physical Agility Test:  As part of the application process, you will need to take a written examination and physical agility test (Gym clothes required) on August 13, 2014.  If selected, you will be notified by phone of the time and location of these tests.  An $18.00 testing fee will be collected at the time of the test. (EXACT CASH REQUIRED)

Additional Information:  816-325-7411 or 816-325-7254


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