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, September 27, 2019 at 5 p.m. Applications can be mailed, faxed or hand delivered to City Hall, Human Resources.  

New pay rates for the position of police officer were introduced earlier this year. 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

Human Resources Police Officer Job Posting 

  • 9/27/2019 - Application Closing Date
  • 10/15/2019 - Written testing completed
  • 10/21/2019 -- Anticipated date for written test scores to be completed
  • 10/21/2019 -- Written test scores have been received.
    • 25 persons passed the written test, the top 17 scores will be called, by phone, this week to schedule an interview (see below)
    • The 8 persons who passed the test, but below the 75% cuttoff score will be placed in "B flight" and notified at a later time if additional interviews are conducted.
    • Interview boards will be held Tuesday / Wednesday 10/28 and 10/29/2019
    • Those who did not pass the written test will be notified by a letter that goes in the mail today (10/21/2019)
    • Interviews are completed; 9 candidates had a passing score for the interview
    • The top four (4) candidates are being notified by phone to set up their polygraph examinations
      • Calls are being made on 10/31 and also Monday, 11/4/19. 
      • Drop letters were mailed yesterday to those that did not pass the interview
      • If you don't have a phone call or a drop letter by 11/5/19, you are applicant #5-#9 and you will wait on the list to see how the top 4 applicants perform in the remainder of the process.

Communications Specialist process:

  • 11/29/2019 -- Application deadline
  • 10/17/2019 -- Applications have been received and are being reviewed; applicants that are chosen for interview will be notified by phone during the week of 10/21/2019 of their interview date and time.
  • All applicants have been notified and scheduled for interviews on 11/5/2019
  • Those not chosen for interview have been sent a letter with that information
  • Top applicant has been notified and is now scheduled for polygraph examination
  • Top applicant is now in background investigation phase

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

Employment Application (applications are only accepted during open application periods)

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
  • Public Service Officer
  • 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.

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