Police Department


About the Department

The Independence Police Department was instituted in 1864 by a City Council decree. The Independence Police Department's mission is to ensure the security and safety of life and property for the citizens through professional and vigilant enforcement of the law; endeavoring to have the law equally applied to all.


The Independence Police Department serves the City of Independence with ten certified officers, one certified K9 officer, four reserve officers, and an administrative assistant.

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