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.

The Police Department is currently accepting applications for police officers. The application deadline is Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 5 p.m. Applications can be mailed, faxed or hand delivered to City Hall, Human Resources.  Applicants can also apply online by visiting the link below:

Police Officer Online Application Process


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 -- Apply Online by clicking this link

  • 3/13/2020 - Application Closing Date
  • Week of 3/23/2020 to 3/27/2020 -- Anticipated date for written testing

Communications Specialist process -- Apply Online by clicking this link

  • 3/13/2020 -- Application deadline
  • 3/23/2020 - 3/27/2020 -- Initial testing anticipated dates

Select a row to expand for more details.

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

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For more information:

Police Employment Information  -- our comprehensive FAQ document that covers most common quesitons 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)