Independence Police Department (Missouri) on topic


The Independence Police Department serves the citizens of Independence, Missouri, a city of approximately 117,213 inhabitants (as of July 1, 2011) located in Jackson County, Missouri, just east of Kansas City. According to the department, its mission is "to protect life, individual liberty and the property of all people within the City of Independence; to develop and maintain a positive relationship with members of the community; and to foster a positive work environment for police employees." The department is also under the jurisdiction of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. The subject of Independence police misconduct has been the subject of sustained investigative reporting by the New York Times and other media outlets, and other public media as well as numerous civil actions brought by residents and officers against the department.
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