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Start your rewarding career in law enforcement with the City of Independence Police Department.
Independence, MO is located just east of Kansas City, MO and is the 5th largest city in the state. Located on the I-70 corridor, it is a bustling metropolitan city with a connected community feel.
Independence boasts a rich history as the start of the three pioneer trails West. It is also the hometown of President Harry S. Truman. Most IPD officers call Independence home, but living in the city is not a requirement for employment.
IPD recruits enjoy the highest starting salaries in the metro area. Commissioned officers can advance their earnings and further their careers. All officers receive a competitive benefits package including:
A starting salary of $46,340.40 ($22.28/ hour) with the potential to earn a base pay of $78,990, still at the rank of police officer.
Health, Dental and Retirement
Earn extra compensation through overtime and extra duty
12 Paid Holidays and 80 hours of vacation a year
Opportunity to work in over 14 units
SERVE WITH PRIDE
IPD: Proudly protecting and serving Independence, MO, hometown of former United States President Harry Truman.
For a successful police career with Independence Police Department, applicants should hold common values in integrity, service and character. Our police officers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about serving the community and preserving the dignity of all people.