Application open for police department lateral transfers

The Independence Police Department is accepting lateral candidates for the position of police officer through Oct. 7.

Applicants must provide proof of a current OPOTA Peace Officer certificate and the notarized application showing at least three years of full-time police officer employment within the past two years.

Applicants must also be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Ohio driver’s license, and pass a physical fitness test based on the state standards. The physical fitness test will be given prior to any interviews.

Selected candidates will go through a panel interview; there will not be a written exam. All candidates should be able to pass a comprehensive background check, polygraph and medical examination prior to their appointment.

Applications and all required materials must be returned in person to the Independence Police Department between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Oct. 7. The order of applicant submissions will be noted in case of ties. Find more information at under “News and Updates.” ∞