The Police Department’s mission is to provide quality service by reducing crime, preserving the peace and being responsive to the public. The Department achieves this goal through the effort of its 18 sworn officers and support personnel. The Department is composed of three separate Divisions. Each of these Divisions is supervised by a Sergeant. The Federal Emergency Management Division is supervised by a Lieutenant.
Patrol Division – Calls for Service, Crisis Situations, District Patrol, Traffic Unit, Community Service
Investigations Division – Investigation of Reported Crimes, Fraud, Computer Crime, Narcotic Investigations
Emergency Management Division – Planning, response, and management of local emergencies. Local training for citizens to help prepare themselves for various types of disasters or emergencies.
The Police Department is currently accepting applications for a full-time police officer.
Starting Salary: $37,000 per year with annual merit increases.
Uniforms and Equipment Provided: The police department provides starting and replacement uniform items including leather gear and firearm.
Health Insurance: The city contributes up to $566 per month for health insurance. This amount fully covers single employees and the majority of costs for those with dependents. Vision and dental are also included in the single plan and at a nominal rate for family members.
Retirement: The city participates in the Missouri LAGERS retirement system. Members begin contributing to the program upon completion of the first six months of employment with the city.
Vacation/Holiday Time: Every sworn member of the department receives 80 hours of vacation time per year for the first 5 years of employment. The amount of vacation time then increases. Officers also receive 80 hours of holiday time that can be used in conjunction with vacation time.
Sick/Injury Leave: Members accumulate 8 hours of sick leave per month which can be accumulated up to 960 hours. There is also paid time off for bereavement.
Tuition Reimbursement: There is a program in place for tuition reimbursement. A portion of a member’s continuing education may be reimbursed by the city.
Life Insurance: The city provides a life insurance plan and there is a supplemental life insurance plan available to all employees for a nominal fee.
Please submit the Police Employment Application to the Parkville Police Department in person.
The Police Department is located on the first floor of City Hall. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please call (816) 741-4454 or email.
After 4 p.m., please call (816) 741-4454 and your call will be forwarded to the officer on duty.