The Excelsior Springs Police Department is now accepting applications for Police Officers. $4,000 hiring bonus agreement is available.


This is a responsible position in law enforcement involving the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances and performing other related work as required.

General duties involve responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, and the enforcement of laws and ordinances in a designated area on an assigned shift.  Work includes the patrolling of assigned areas, enforcement of traffic regulations, accident and crime scene investigations, and special assignments.  Work involves an element of personal independent judgment in meeting complex and emergency situations.  Work assignments and instructions are received in general terms from a superior officer who reviews work methods and results through reports, observations, and discussions.


The Excelsior Springs Police Department offers a starting annual base salary of $46,000 with excellent benefits, which includes ten (10) paid holidays, 12 hour shifts with alternating 3-day weekends, overtime pay, vacation pay, holiday pay, sick leave, life insurance, health, dental and vision insurance, and a pension plan.  The City of Excelsior Springs supplies all of your police uniforms and equipment (including a duty weapon and an off-duty weapon), and uniform cleaning. A $4,000.00 hiring bonus with a signed employment agreement is available.


The City of Excelsior Springs is a suburb of Kansas City that is in both Clay and Ray Counties, and has a population of over 11,500.   Excelsior Springs is approximately 11 square miles in land area, and is home to the historic Elms Resort and Spa, a new $14 million community center, a progressive school district with excellent facilities, a large pasta manufacturing plant, a Walmart Supercenter, a new microbrewery restaurant, multiple wineries, and all three major US-based automobile dealerships.

The Excelsior Springs Police Department is authorized 24 full time police officer positions, which include administration, investigations, patrol and SRO staff.  We have our own 9-1-1 PSAP, which dispatches for police, fire and ambulance.


  • Must be 21 years of age and a U. S. citizen or lawfully authorized alien worker.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Ability to pass a physical exam and drug test.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws.
  • Willingness to work shifts, holidays, weekends and be on call 24/7.
  • Missouri P.O.S.T certification, or currently enrolled in an approved academy.


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

  • Employment Application
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Personal History Questionnaire
  • Extensive Background Investigation
  • Truth-Verification Examination
  • Medical Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Drug Screening

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