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Police Employment Opportunities

For all current openings at the Lee's Summit Police Department contact Human Resources at 816.969.1050 or the police recruiting line at 816.969.1707. Submit a Position Interest Form  to receive information on future employment opportunities. The Lee's Summit Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*** For all applicants interested in applying for any position with the Lee's Summit Police Department, you are encouraged to read the list of employment disqualifiers.  The most common employment disqualifiers are drug use within 3 years (1 year for marijuana) and job terminations within one year of date of application.  The full list of disqualifers can be found by clicking this link***:

 *** LSPD Employment Disqualifiers ***

The Fall 2020 open application period for Police Officer is now closed for applications as of 9/25/2020.  Applicants will be notified by mail shortly of the written testing date.  Please look below for updates on the process within the job tables.

For more information about Lee's Summit and the Police Department, you can watch the short video clip below.

Interested applicants should download and read the Employment Summary Information Packet that details the hiring process.  Questions can be directed to Sgt. Depue at cdepue@cityofls.net

New pay rates for the position of police officer were introduced in 2019. Applicants who hire on and head to the academy will be classified as probationary police officers at $40,000 annually. Upon graduation, applicants will move to Step 1 of the department's new career ladder at $44,800 annually. Applicants with law enforcement certification and experience will be allowed to seek lateral entry into the pay system according to the following guidelines:

POST Certified with two or less years of experience: $44,800 annually

POST Certified with two to five years of experience: $47,178 annually

POST Certified with five or more years of experience: $50,454 annually

Open Hiring Processes

The chart below details the status of all open hiring processes for the Police Department. Each position is updated as soon as a portion of the job process is completed and allows applicants to track the hiring process progress. 

Job Title Closing Date Rate of Pay Department

Police Officer Job Posting -- Closed for applications on 9/25/2020

  • Applications are being processed; applicants will be notified by mail of the written testing date
  • 9/29/20 -- Testing letters out today in the mail, testing date is confirmed for  Saturday morning, 10/10/2020 @ 8:00 a.m.

Communications Specialist process -- Apply Online by clicking this link

  • 3/13/2020 -- Application deadline
  • 3/20/2020 -- Job process is on hold as we are unable to test applicants in our building due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • 3/27/2020 -- Letters sent to all applicants detailing the on hold status of the job process
  • 4/20/2020 -- Applications have been reviewed and a small group of applicants with police work experience have been chosen for interview. Interview date will be set soon and applicants will be notified of the date and time via a phone call, all other applicants remain on hold until COVID restrictions are lifted to allow for testing.
  • 5/20/2020 -- We are working on protocols to begin testing applicants from the current process.  it is also open to new applications and closes on 6/3/2020.  Applicants who applied will be notified soon of the next step in the process.
  • 7/27/2020 -- COVID restrictions continue to limit the number of people we can test at one time so testing and selection is still going extremely slow.  We will notify applicants by phone if/when we can do more testing.
  • 10/5/2020 -- The current hiring list is still frozen as we wait for COVID restrictions to relax so that we can process more applicants and do it more efficiently.

8/31/2020 -- New job process is open now -- Apply by clicking this link

9/28/2020 -- Applicants chosen for interview have been notified; interviews for the first group of applicants are set for 10/1/2020

9/28/2020 -- Remaining applicants have been placed on a waiting list pending the outcome of the first round of interviews.

10/5/2020 -- Top applicants from the interview process have been scheduled for polygraph examinations; applicants who did not make the minimum passing score for interview were notified via email.

  • Applications being accepted until 9/9/2020
  • Applications have been reviewed and a small group of applicants have been chosen for interviews on 10/5/2020
  • Remaining applicants have been placed on a wait list pending the outcome of the first round of interviews (9/28/2020)

Select a row to expand for more details.

Submit applications for all positions to Human Resources at City Hall on or before the deadline.

10 Ways to Be a Good Candidate

For more information:

Police Employment Information  -- our comprehensive FAQ document that covers most common questions about the hiring process.

Potential applicants who are seeking information can contact the police recruiting line at 816.969.1769 or email Police Recruiting.

The Lee's Summit Police Department offers many sworn and civilian employment opportunities in the following areas:

  • Police Officer
  • Police Services Officer (front desk)
  • Dispatcher
  • Records Clerk
  • Secretarial
  • Animal Control Shelter Attendant
  • Detention Officer
  • Custodial
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Facilities Services

The Police Department offers great pay and benefits, as well as equipment and training. 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 plans, pension plan and a voluntary deferred compensation plan.

The 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 three to six 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 extended.

The Lee's Summit Missouri Police Department is a sponsoring agency. Once accepted, officer candidates will attend the Kansas City Missouri Regional Police Academy. The department covers all costs associated with the training and candidates receive a salary while attending. Upon graduation, candidates are assigned to the 16-week Field Training program.

The Police Employment Information contains in-depth information on required qualifications, testing processes and a detailed job description for sworn and non-sworn positions. Applicants for all positions will be subject to the same hiring process including a polygraph examination, psychological evaluation and background investigation.

Police Employment Information

Candidates will be asked to complete a Personal History Questionnaire after completion of an entry level test if being considered for any of the above positions. Do not submit as an application or unsolicited.

Misc Forms (ride-a-long waiver)