Police Employment Opportunities
For all current openings at the Lee's Summit Police Department contact the City's Human Resources Department at 816-969-1050 or the LSPD Employment / Recruiting line at 816-969-1769. A Position Interest Form may be completed on-line by clicking here and then checking the box for receiving email newsletters for employment opportunities. The Lee's Summit Police Department is an Equal Opportunity employer.
The application period is currently open and we are accepting applications for Police Officer through Friday, 9/30/2016 at 5:00 p.m. Completed applications should be turned in to Human Resources located at City Hall. Once the application period closes, applicants will be notified of the written testing date. Approximate testing dates will be between 10/10 and 10/21 depending on the number of applications received. There will be 2-4 testing dates and there will be very little latitude for switching dates and there will be no makeup testing dates; please plan on testing on 2-4 dates during that calendar window. Once written testing is done, interviews will be set for sometime in early November. Please download and review the employment summary information packet as it will answer many questions that applicants have regarding the process.
Here is an excellent document that was added to our employment summary packet recently on how to succeed in a Police Hiring process. You can download the one page document by clicking on the link:
For more information, potential applicants can visit the following resources:
Download the Employment Information Summary Packet
Downloadable Application (applications are only accepted during open application periods)
Potential applicants who are seeking information can contact the LSPD Recruiting line at 816-969-1769 or send an email to PoliceRecruiting@cityofls.net .
The Lee's Summit Police Department offers many sworn and civilian employment opportunities in the following areas:
- Police Officer
- Public Service Officer
- Records Clerk
- Animal Control Shelter Attendant
- Detention Officer
- Animal Control Officer
- Facilities Services
The Lee's Summit Police Department offers great pay and benefits, as well as equipment and training that prepare you to perform as a professional police officer for the City of Lee's Summit. The current salary for police officers is $38,629 per year ($42,032 for Certified Officers w/ 4 years of experience). The City offers a college incentive reimbursement program, clothing allowance for plain clothes assignments, uniform dry cleaning, overtime pay, vacation pay; sick and short-term disability leave, health and dental insurance plan, pension plan and a voluntary deferred compensation plan.
The Lee's Summit Police Department officer applicant screening process is multi-phased and consists of the following steps:
- Preliminary application
- Written examination
- Oral interview
- Polygraph examination
- Background investigation
- Conditional Offer of Employment
- Psychological examination
- Medical examination
- Final Offer of Employment
From the time of initial application, the hiring process can take between 3-6 months. Contact will be maintained with applicants from the time of initial application until an applicant is removed from the hiring process or an offer of employment is granted.
The Lee's Summit Missouri Police Department is a sponsoring agency. This means that once accepted as an Officer candidate, you will attend the Kansas City Missouri Regional Police Academy. The Lee's Summit Police Department covers all costs associated with the training and pays you a salary while you are attending. Upon graduation, you are assigned to the Field Training program which lasts an additional 16 weeks.
For in-depth information of required qualifications, testing processes and detailed job description you may access the Police Employment Information Summary Packet . The packet contains information regarding sworn and non-sworn positions. Applicants for all positions will be subject to the same hiring process including polygraph examination, psychological evaluation and background investigation.
You will be asked to complete a Personal History Questionnaire after completion of an entry level test and if you are being considered for any of the above positions. Do not submit as an application or unsolicited.
*Employment of family members
The employment of family members is prohibited in the following situations:
- Where an employee would be supervised by his/her family member and/or
- In the same department or division where family members would be in the same place or in regular or frequent contact.
Family member includes the employee's spouse, son, daughter, father, mother, sister, brother, grandchild, grandparent, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, step-father, step-mother, step-son, step-daughter, step-brother, step-sister, aunt, uncle, any relationship resulting from a legal adoption, foster child, legal guardianship, and also including any relative residing with the employee.