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Lateral Transfer Opportunity


Below are only a few of the range of benefits KCPD has to offer:

  • Larger department, more avenues for advancement
  • Benefits package among the best in the region
  • Diverse opportunitites for personal & professional development
  • Residency requirements up to 30 miles from the Kansas City, MO in Kansas or Missouri!
  • No bidding for shifts!
  • Excercise facilities located at every division station
  • Tattoos & beards no longer disqualify a candidate for employment, please contact Employment for details.
  • The Kansas City, MO area offers the benefits and financial advantages associated with our lower cost of living.

Begin the application process below if you are interested in taking advantage of the wide range of benefits working for KCPD has to offer.

Candidate Eligibility

All potential candidates wishing to transfer from a current law enforcement position to the Kansas City Missouri Police Department must meet the following critera:

  • Candidate must have been a full time non-probationary law enforcement officer with at least (1) year of experience.
  • Candidate must have a current Peace officers Standards & Training (POST) Class “A” certificate at the time of application or shortly afterwards.

Lateral Transfer Canadate Process

All candidates must complete the following steps as part of the application process:

  • Physical Abilities Test
  • Polygraph
  • Background Investigation
  • Oral Board
  • Physical Examination
  • Psychological Evaluation

If you have any questions regarding the pay structure, benefits, or insurance you are encouraged to contact the Employment Section or at (816)234-5408.

NOTE: Marijuana and its various analogues, derivatives, and precursors, in whatever form, even if prescribed under a state medical marijuana law, remains illegal under federal law and is prohibited under the employer’s policy.

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