Human Resources

Police Records Supervisor

$3,189 - $4,784 monthly rate

Position Summary:  Under general supervision, performs work supervising the day-to-day operational and administrative work of subordinate staff within the Police Department Records Division involved in assisting the public with a variety of police services:  reporting crimes; posting bail bonds; reviewing and/or disseminating criminal history record information, etc.  Duties include supervisory responsibilities in accordance with City policies and procedures including:  training in job skills, planning and directing work, appraising performance and resolving problems.  Audits records to include entering, maintaining, modifying and updating records in accordance with federal, state and local laws and ordinances.  Interacts with customers presenting more complex problems or seeking special consideration, and authorizes exceptions and waivers.  Assists staff by performing Police Desk Clerk, Records Unit Clerk and Police Records Technician duties as required.  Prepares monthly report; orders supplies and forms; administers provisions of labor agreement between the department and the union.  Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent and three years experience performing progressively responsible administrative duties; customer service training or work experience; a minimum of at least one year serving as supervisor over less experienced staff preferred; or an appropriate combination of education, experience and training.  Must possess, or obtain within six months of hire, ALERT Certification; MULES (Level III) Certification; NCIC Certification; and Sunshine Law Certification.  Must complete required NIMS level training within the first six months of hire.  Knowledge of basic law enforcement operations; departmental standard operating procedures; computer applications related to the work; applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations.  Skilled in dealing courteously with the public and handling difficult situations.  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  Selection criteria includes: oral interview, background investigation, polygraph, post offer medical/psychological exams and drug screen.

Tattoo Policy:  Tattoos, body art, or brands that are extremist, indecent, sexist, racist, offensive, or inappropriate for the law enforcement community are prohibited, regardless of location on the body. The final decision on the interpretation of a tattoo is determined by the Chief. An employee shall not have any tattoos, body art, or branding on the head, face, neck, scalp, or hands, unless authorized by the Chief because of special circumstances. While on-duty, excessive tattooing, body art, or brandings shall not be exposed or visible (including through the uniform). "Excessive" is defined as any tattoo, body art, or branding that exceeds one third of the exposed body part.   

Physical Demands: Walking, sitting, stooping, lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds.  Hand dexterity to operate a personal computer. 

Typical Working Conditions:  Normal office environment.  Must be available shift work.  Days off rotate every 28 days.

Additional Requirements:

Valid Driver’s License

Drug testing

Comprehensive Background Check

Apply online at or in the Human Resources Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO  64050.   POSITION CLOSES: September 2, 2019.

You must also print out the additional APPLICANT PERSONAL HISTORY INFORMATION PACKET by selecting the link, and return the completed packet to the Independence Police Department, 223 Memorial Dr., Independence, MO 64050 by the September 2, 2019 closing date.


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