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Police Officer Employment Information


Now accepting applications for this position!


The Raytown Police Department offers great pay and benefits, as well as supplying all of your police required equipment (including weapons). We also provide excellent training that will prepare you to perform as a professional police officer for the City of Raytown.


The base salary for a Missouri POST Class A police officer is $25.39/hr which includes nine paid holidays and three personal days. For experienced officers, lateral pay is considered. The base salary for a Non-POST police officer applicants is 10% lower than Class A officers while attending the academy. POST certified officers earn an $8000 hiring incentive while non-POST applicants earn a $3000 hiring incentive.


Non-POST police officer applicants that are hired will attend police academy for their training. We pay all Academy fees, and will provide full employment between the date you are hired and the Academy start date. Upon completion of the Academy, you will continue your training at the Raytown Police Department, where you will complete a 14-week field training program with a Field Training Officer (FTO).


Additional benefits include a clothing allowance, overtime pay, vacation pay, holiday pay, sick leave, life insurance, disability, health and dental insurance plans, pension plan, and a voluntary deferred compensation plan.


The Raytown Police Department applicant screening process consists of the following steps:


  • Application Form &Employment Questionnaire (Must be submitted together. CLICK on each to open)

  • Written and Physical Agility Tests

  • C.V.S.A. Examination

  • Oral Board Interview

  • Background Investigation

  • Conditional Offer of Employment

  • Medical Examination

  • Psychological Examination

At the end of the application you will be required to submit the following:

To complete the application process you will be required to email the above documents to Captain Schwarz at You will have one week from the time you submit your application to email us your documents. Please note that we will ONLY accept documents in either PDF or jpeg formats. We will NOT click on any links if you send them. 


You must be at least 21 years of age to take the POST Police Officer exam and have a high school diploma or GED. 

We encourage applicants to do a ride-along. You can fill out the form here.


If you have any questions please contact Capt. Candice Schwarz at 816-737-6105 or by email

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