Human Resources

Police Cadet

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:  Position provides a clear pathway to becoming an Independence Police Officer and provides needed support to units within the Independence Police Department.  Duties are performed on a rotational basis through various units of the Independence Police Department.

Minimum Qualification:  Applicant must be between 18 and 20 years of age to apply and cannot exceed their 21st birthday as a Cadet unless actively waiting for a Law Enforcement Academy class to begin.  Applicant must have an interest in a career as an Independence Police Officer.  Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license by date of application, a good driving record, pass a comprehensive written exam, physical agility test, oral board interview, polygraph exam, psychological evaluation, undergo an extensive background investigation with ability to render credible testimony in a court of law, pass a medical exam and drug screen.

Salary and Benefits: The City offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, retirement program through LAGERS, paid holidays, and vacation.

Salary Range: $15.00 Hourly, $31,200 Annually.

Position Applications: Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION AND submit the APPLICANT PERSONAL HISTORY INFORMATION PACKET. You will need to print the Applicant Personal History Information Packet that is at the top of the page and return the completed packet along with the required documents to the Independence Police Department, 223 N. Memorial Drive, Independence, MO 64050. It may also be emailed to For more information click on (click on career opportunities on left side of page).

Written Examination and Physical Agility Test: Applicants will be required to take both a written test and a physical agility test (Gym clothes required).  Applicants selected to test will be notified by e-mail of the time and location of the testing.  Letters will be mailed to applicants not invited to test.

Recruitment Information: On the IPD web pages link or

Additional Information: Contact Police Cadet Coordinator Officer ­­­Robert Ogle at 816-325-7806 or email

Posting is open until filled.


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