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Lake Lotawana Police Department Opening

Lake Lotawana Police Department Opening

April 19, 2014

The City of Lake Lotawana, Missouri is accepting applications for an immediate opening, a Missouri Class A POST Certified Police Officer or applicant who is currently enrolled in a police academy with successful graduation before date of hire.  The City of Lake Lotawana is an Equal Opportunity Employer in search of individuals that want to be a part of a progressive and professional organization. 

Position Summary:  Lake Lotawana, Missouri is a fourth class city in the KC/MO metropolitan area with a population of  2,000 full-time residence and an increase in resident population during the summer months.  For its size LLPD is a cutting-edge department of 7 full time sworn officers performing the challenging work of law enforcement and community service.  Opportunities at LLPD include: Uniform Patrol, Working Hazardous Moving Grants, DUI Enforcement Grants, Investigations and Community Outreach Projects.  The Patrol Division operates on 12 hour shifts with three day weekends off, twice a month.

Equipment:  Contemporary weapon systems to include: Tactical Shotguns and Glock Handguns.  The department operates well maintained vehicles that are equipped with: WiFi in-car digital video and radar units. The jail facility utilizes a new state of the art breathalyzer machine.

Salary & Benefits:  All weapons and uniforms are provided along with a uniform cleaning contract.   An excellent benefits package (including health, dental, vision, life, LAGERs Pension, and 457 Retirement). Starting salary for Missouri Class A POST certified candidates is $16.00 per hour, ($33,280 annually).
Qualifications:  High School diploma or equivalent, additional higher education is preferred.  Missouri Class A POST Certification required or current enrollment in a police academy with successful graduation before date of hire; valid driver’s license; minimum age 21; looking for someone with good character, independent judgment in emergencies, strong writing skills, and ability to work with a diverse public.

Physical Requirements:  Binocular vision correctable to 20/30, able to recognize forced whisper at 5 feet with correction, ability to successfully complete job specific physical skills test.

Process:  The selection process includes a written test, preliminary interview, panel interview, background investigation, credit check, interview with the Chief and polygraph exam.  Post-offer exams includes psychological, drug screen and medical exam.  The hiring process requires approximately six weeks to complete.

Apply:  Contact Officer Chris Hawkins at Lake Lotawana Police Headquarters 100 Lake Lotawana Drive, Lake Lotawana, MO 64086 to pick up  an application packet.  Complete the application packet and turn in the application packet with copies of all requested documents before the closing date. Eligible candidates will be notified by phone of a written test date. 

Contact Recruiter Officer Chris Hawkins at (816) 578-4333 or chawkins@lakelotawanapd.org for questions.

Closing Date:  May 12, 2014

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