Independence Police Department

  • Agency: Independence Police Department
  • Address: 223 N. Memorial Drive, Independence, 64050 MO
  • Chief: Fred Mills (Chief of Police)
Phone: 816.325.7300
Fax: 816.325.7270

Independence Police Department is located at 223 N. Memorial Drive, Independence, 64050 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is Fred Mills. The Independence Police Department phone number is 816.325.7300.

Independence Police Department News

Did you hear the Booms? We just learned that outside agency bomb squads are conducting exercises in Sugar Creek, which is what we are hearing in Independence. There is a controlled exercise with no danger to the public.

IPD Detective Seeks help in Cold Case Homicide This week marks the 12th anniversary of the cold case homicide of Lakota R. Renville, whose body was found in Independence on October 16, 2005. The 22 year old Native American female was found wrapped in a blanket in a gravel lot, in the 9200 block of Pitcher Road, which borders Kansas City, Missouri. A witness had reported seeing a brown, early 1990s model Ford Explorer with Missouri license plates in the area where the body was found. IPD Detectives still seek the person responsible for her death. Her family still wants justice. Anyone with information about this murder is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (474-8477). https://www.facebook.com/LakotaRenville/

Results of IPD Prostitution and Human Trafficking Sting From October 11-13, 2017, IPD conducted an operation to combat prostitution and human trafficking crimes in Independence, MO. The arrest results were as follows: Prostitution: 13 (4 Felony Cases) Patronizing Prostitution: 9 Aiding/Misdemeanor: 3 Drug Violations: 7 (3 Felony Cases) Felon in Possession of a Firearm: 1 Endangering the Welfare of a Child: 2 Possession Stolen Property: 1 Interfering: 1 Total number of people arrested: 27 Total number of criminal charges: 37 Sex Offenders Arrested: 1 Human Trafficking Leads: 2 Warrants: 14 (4 Felony Warrants) Additional information is expected to be released when charge information becomes available.

US 40 Hwy and 36th Street Victim Identification The pedestrian killed in the collision near US 40 and 36th St on October 14th, 2017 was 44-year-old Steven Bailey of Shawnee, Kansas. The investigation is ongoing.

Happy Birthday Henry!

IPD was represented well at today's Pink Out Day event at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center/City Theater. Officers made donations for Cancer Action and received pink ribbon pins to wear in support of breast cancer awareness. Proceeds from the pin donations will go to the local chapter of Cancer Action here in Independence. #breastcancerawarenessmonth

US 40 Hwy and 36th Street Pedestrian crash Independence Police are investigating a collision that occurred at about 7:41 PM on October 14th in the area of US 40 and 36th Street. A 44-year-old man was crossing US 40 southbound when he was struck by a single eastbound vehicle. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with potential life-threatening injuries. He later died of injuries sustained in the collision. The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. The cause of the collision is under investigation. The name of the pedestrian will be released when notification to family has been confirmed.

Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other. Please come and join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. There are no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your city!

We are very excited about breaking ground this morning on our new Communications Center. This new facility will replace the outdated communications unit at police headquarters that we've far outgrown. The new Communications Center will continue to take all 911 calls for service in Independence and be responsible for dispatching all Police and Fire units.

Silver Alert Cancelled Update: Mr. Mattonen has been located and is safe. Thank you for your assistance ----------- An Endangered Silver Advisory alert has been issued for Wesley I. Mattonen, an 88 year old Independence man with Alzheimer’s. Wesley is a white male, 5’9”, 125 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last wearing a white shirt, beige cargo pants and black shoes. He was last seen driving a brown colored 2009 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a matching brown camper shell. Missouri license plate 3HM-705. Wesley left his residence in the 12500 block of E. 39th Terrace, Independence, MO in the pickup headed in an unknown direction at 9:45 AM this morning. His family believes he may try to visit one of the Aldis grocery stores on 23rd Street in Independence, the Genesis Health Clubs at 3850 S. Crackerneck Road or the Costco in Independence. Anyone who sees Wesley or this vehicle is asked to call 911, local law enforcement or the Independence Police Department (816) 836-3600.

Please welcome our newest police officer to the IPD family. Officer Wilson was commissioned this afternoon in front of family, friends and his new co-workers. After a two week orientation, Officer Wilson will begin the Field Training Officer program in the Patrol Division. During this 13-week process, he will be assigned to a series of FTOs (Field Training Officers) before being assigned to a patrol shift.

Officer Ledezma was invited to Fairmount Elementary School today to read to Mrs. Basinger's 3rd grade class. He also gave them a tour of his police car and handed out baseball cards.

Silver Alert Update: Mr. Mattonen has been located and is safe. Thank you for your assistance ----------- An Endangered Silver Advisory alert has been issued for Wesley I. Mattonen, an 88 year old Independence man with Alzheimer’s. Wesley is a white male, 5’9”, 125 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. He was last wearing a white shirt, beige cargo pants and black shoes. He was last seen driving a brown colored 2009 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a matching brown camper shell. Missouri license plate 3HM-705. Wesley left his residence in the 12500 block of E. 39th Terrace, Independence, MO in the pickup headed in an unknown direction at 9:45 AM this morning. His family believes he may try to visit one of the Aldis grocery stores on 23rd Street in Independence, the Genesis Health Clubs at 3850 S. Crackerneck Road or the Costco in Independence. Anyone who sees Wesley or this vehicle is asked to call 911, local law enforcement or the Independence Police Department (816) 836-3600.

Attempt to Identify – Robbery Suspect IPD detectives are attempting to identify a robbery suspect from Walmart (4000 S. Bolger Drive, Independence, MO) Details: The pictured white female suspect began to exit the store with merchandise that she did not paid for. The door greeter asked for the suspect’s receipt and the suspect pulled out a stun gun, cycling it several times. The suspect did not actually use it on the victim. Another white female in a maroon Mazda or Mercury 4-door (unknown plate) then helped load the items into the vehicle and both suspects left the area. This occurred on September 9, 2017 at 1:32 PM. If you can help us identify this person, please call the tips hotline at (816) 474-TIPS, IPD tips at (816) 325-7777 or email leads@indepmo.org Thanks for sharing.

Officer Grasher and Officer Grooms are out today at the 4th Annual Freshmen Career Exploration, held at the MCC Business & Technology Campus. They are talking with the freshmen from the Independence School District about careers with the Independence Police Department.

Thanks to the students and faculty of James Bridger Middle School and the Independence School District for showing your support for IPD by having an Officer Appreciation Event when school let out today.

A special thanks to Christina Mello and her family for making and bringing our patrol officers all goodie bags with supplies (and candy) that they can use throughout their long shifts. The people of this city truly support their police officers!

Second man charged in fatal I-70 shooting in Independence http://www.jacksoncountyprosecutor.com/civicalerts.aspx?AID=390

Victim Identification The victim from Friday's homicide in the area of I-70 and Noland has been identified has Phillip J. Anderson, an 18 year old, black male from Kansas City, Missouri.

UPDATE: Both subjects have been identified. Thanks for your assistance. Detectives continue to investigate Friday night's homicide at I-70 and Noland, where one suspect has already been charged. This video includes two persons of interest who are believed to be involved. If you know who they are please call the tips hotline at (816) 474-TIPS, IPD tips at (816) 325-7777 or email leads@indepmo.org

Don't forget! National Night Out is tonight at Hill Park from 5-8pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/129807490965412/

New State Grant Will Allow IPD to Step Up Liquor Control Enforcement Beginning October 1, 2017, the Independence Police Department will receive an increase in a Missouri Department of Transportation state grant to conduct liquor compliance checks...(read more here) http://www.ci.independence.mo.us/IPD/Article/5016

We enjoyed our time at Heritage Festival today and brought some of our equipment. Pictured are Chief Halsey and Major Turner.

Our detectives are taking it upon themselves to visit youth at different parks throughout the city. They are doing so simply to keep our parks safer while also making positive contacts with kids so they see police officers as their friends and people they can run to, not from.

Pleasant Hill man charged in fatal shooting Friday on I-70 in Independence http://www.jacksoncountyprosecutor.com/civicalerts.aspx?AID=389