About The Program

: This position provides needed support to units within the Independence Police Department and provides a clear pathway to a law enforcement career.  Duties are performed on a rotational basis through various units of the Independence Police Department.   

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Minimum Qualifications

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 in law enforcement.  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
Starting Hourly Rate: $15.00 per hour

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