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 816.969.1707. 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 current Police Officer hiring process closed for applications on 5/3/2019. That process is now in final stages of backgorunds, psychological and medical testing.  Our next anticipated hiring process will be September / October of 2019.

For this process we are excited to release our new pay rates for the position of Police Officer.  Applicants who hire on and head to the academy will be classified as Probationary Police Officers at $40,000 per year; upon graduation they will go to Step #1 of our new career / pay ladder at $44,800 per year.  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 0-2 years of experience: $44,800 per year

POST Certified with 2-5 years of experience: $47,178 per year

POST Certified with 5 or more years of experience: $50,454 per year

LSPD Open Hiring Processes

The chart below details the status of all current, open hiring processes for the Lee's Summit Police Department.  Each job will be updated as soon as a portion of the job process is completed.  It is our hope that this chart will allow you the applicant to track your progress through the hiring process with us and know when job processes have been updated.

By clicking on each job the chart will expand and allow you to see the detail information regarding that job process.

Job Title Closing Date Rate of Pay Department

Human Resources Police Officer Job Posting 

  • 5/3/2019 - Application Closing Date
  • 5/28/2019 -- Written Testing Done -- waiting on test results
  • Oral interview boards are done
  • Background investigations / medical testing in progress for top (6) applicants for 6 current openings.

Communications Specialist process:

  • 8/9/2019 -- Application deadline

Select a row to expand for more details.

Applications for all positions should be submitted to Human Resources at City Hall on or before the deadline.

THere 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:

10 Ways to Be a Good Candidate

For more information, potential applicants can visit the following resources:

Download the Employment Information Summary Packet

Lee's Summit Police Department Facebook Page

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 Police Recruiting.

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

  • Police Officer
  • Public Service Officer
  • Dispatcher
  • Records Clerk
  • Secretarial
  • Animal Control Shelter Attendant
  • Detention Officer
  • Custodial
  • 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.

Misc Forms (ride-a-long waiver)