KANSAS CITY MISSOURI POLICE DEPARTMENT
1125 LOCUST ST.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 64106
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Updated: July 01, 2021
Job Classification: Police Officer
The Kansas City Police Department is continuously hiring for Police Officer positions. The department requires the completion of the Frontline National exam through NTN and their department application which can be completed on their website at, careers.kcpd.org.
The department requires the candidate to take both the Public Safety Self Assessment (PSSA) Parts 1 & 2. You can access these through your candidate account.
Salary Information: $37,560 annual while in the Academy, $45,564 after probationary period is completed, $76,452 top out
Benefit Information: -Pension, 2.5% multiplier of base salary based on years of service, vested at 15 years of service, retirement-eligible at 27 years of service, mandatory retirement at 35 years of service or age 65-College Incentive-Bi-lingual Skill Pay (if qualify)-Shift differential if assigned to evening or midnight shift-10 paid holidays-13 vacation days after 1st full year of employment (gradually increases to 30 vacation days depending on years of service)-Voluntary aerobics program to earn up to 2 extra days off every six months-18 paid sick days a year (unused time accumulates)-Health Insurance-department pays 90% of the premium for an individual plan, 85% for individual plus one plan, and 80 % of the premium for a family plan (HMO or PPO plans available)-Optional Dental and Vision Plans-Life Insurance paid by Department (additional can be purchased)-Deferred Compensation Plan available-Employee Assistance Program and Employee Wellness Program available-Flexible Spending Accounts available
Contact Information:Amber HoffmanPolice Officer/LE Applicant Coordinator(816) 234-5402Amber.email@example.com
Department Overview: It is the Kansas City Police Department’s mission to protect and serve with professionalism, honor, and integrity and its vision is to make Kansas City and the metropolitan area the safest community in the nation as a result of the efforts of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department and its many partners. Police officers perform a number of essential functions such as patrol areas to prevent and detect crime; respond to calls for assistance; conduct criminal investigations; interact with the community to build cooperation and support; pursue and arrest suspects; enforce traffic and parking laws; write reports and maintain records; work with superiors, peers, and others as a team; prepare for and participate in planned events; prepare for court and give testimony, and fulfill other administrative duties when required. The KCPD offers the opportunity to transfer to specialized units after three years in patrol such as investigations, K-9, TAC (SWAT), bomb and arson, narcotics and vice, traffic enforcement, the helicopter unit and so much more.
After 5 years in the department we offer opportunities to be promoted. This is much more than a job; it is an opportunity to help others, give back to your community, and build a career that you can be proud of.
Area Information: Kansas City, Missouri is the largest city in Missouri with an estimated population of 492,000 (2018). It is the most populated municipality of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Kansas–Missouri state line. Sitting on Missouri's western boundary with Kansas, with Downtown near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, the city encompasses some 319.03 square miles (826.3 km2), making it the 23rd largest city by total area in the United States. Kansas City is known for its long tradition of jazz music and culture, its cuisine, including its distinctive Kansas City-style barbecue, and its craft breweries. Kansas City is also home to the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs.
Population: About 492,000 (2018)
Age: At least 20 ½ years old at the time of application
US Citizen: Must be a US Citizen
High School Grad/GED: High School diploma or GED equivalent
Valid MISSOURI State Driver's License: Valid State driver’s license
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: 20/100 vision uncorrected each eye, corrected to 20/30 each eye
Academy Certification: Applicants do not need certification at the time of application. Applicants will take Missouri POST certification at the completion of the KCPD Regional Police Academy.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The Kansas City Missouri Police Department is an Equal Employment
Opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin,
disability protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor
protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.