Becoming An Officer


  • $38,670 to $58,006 per year
  • Experienced law enforcement officers may start within the range


  • U.S. Citizen
  • At least 21 years old
  • High School graduation or GED (General Education Diploma)
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid driver's license by time of hire
  • No record of felony convictions. Misdemeanor convictions will also be reviewed.
  • Missouri Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) certified

Application Process

Satisfactorily complete the following pre-employment tests:

  • Written Examinations
  • Oral Board
  • Background Investigation
  • Medical Exam / Urinalysis Drug Screen
  • Psychological Exam
  • CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analysis)

Current Benefits

  • Starting Salary: $38,171 (Minimum)
  • Uniform and Equipment: All uniforms and equipment are furnished, with the exception of footwear. Uniforms are professionally dry cleaned at no expense to the employee.
  • Personal Car Program: In 1978, the department started the Personal Car Program. Officers residing within city limits have been issued a vehicle upon completion of the FTO (Field Training Officer) program.
  • Insurance: City of Harrisonville employees are covered by major medical, hospitalization, dental, and life insurance. The city offers several different insurance options. Participation begins one month from the date of employment.
  • Retirement: The City of Harrisonville is a member of the Missouri Local Government Employee Retirement System (LAGERS).
  • Deferred Compensation: Employees may enroll in a deferred compensation program (457) which shelters a portion of the employee's annual salary from taxes.
  • Vacation / Holidays: Employees shall be entitled to 84 regular working hours of annual leave per year. Employees are also given 11 holidays per year.
  • Sick Leave: Employees may accrue 12 days of sick leave for each year of service. Unused sick leave shall be cumulative up to a maximum of 84 days.
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