THE CITY OF INDEPENDENCE IS RECRUITING MISSOURI CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS AND NON-CERTIFIED CANDIDATES FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING AN ELIGIBILITY LIST FOR THE INDEPENDENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE ELIGIBILITY LIST IS TYPICALLY GOOD FOR ONE YEAR.
Position Summary: Performs challenging police work within various divisions of the Police Department relating to protection of life and property, enforcing laws and ordinances, and preserving order throughout the community. Patrols assigned areas by car or on foot; responds to calls related to various crimes committed or in progress; disturbances, prowlers, etc.; effects arrests; administers first aid; and directs traffic. Is also responsible for the enforcement of applicable city ordinances and state and federal laws. Conducts criminal investigations; interviews victims, witnesses and suspects; and completes a wide variety of police reports. Performs related duties.
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 13-week F.T.O. program, and serve a 12-month probationary period after appointment. Non-certified candidates are required to pass a state certified police academy for a Class "A", P.O.S.T. certification for 600 hours.
Salary and Benefits: The City offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes both health and dental insurance, retirement program through LAGERS, paid holidays and vacation, in addition to a competitive salary range with annual increase.
Hourly Salary Rate if P.O.S.T. Certified:
January 2012: $20.18 Entry Level with Experience* $22.46
*Four years of experience comparable to serving with this department
(Note: Non-P.O.S.T Certified entry rate is $14.708 while attending academy)
In addition to the annual increases, an Officer will receive an increase of 11.25% on the anniversary of their fourth year of service with the department.
The written examination will be given to all applicants, August 17, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. at Graceland University, 1401 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050. The campus is located at the intersection of Truman Rd and Woodland with free parking on the south side of the building. Enter through the south doors for the test. No additional notification will be sent prior to the testing date. There is a $15.00 testing fee which will be collected at the time of the test. You must have correct cash, check or money order. A PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR SELECTED APPLICANTS AT A LATER DATE.
For further information regarding the Police Officer position go to the Police Department website at www.ci.independence.mo.us/ipd and select Career Opportunities. To apply online for this position select Career Opportunities on the Police Department website and then select Current Job Opportunities. This posting will close August 9, 2013.
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