The city of Grain Valley is looking to add two new police officers to the force after a sergeant announced he was leaving to join the Independence Police Department.

The city of Grain Valley is looking to add two new police officers to the force after a sergeant announced he was leaving to join the Independence Police Department.


Also, the board of aldermen could be getting a new member next month.


On Monday, city officials interviewed five candidates for a police officer. Two of those five made the cut and will continue in the hiring process, according to city officials.


Today, staff will interview five more candidates and three of those will move to the next stage in the process.


Sgt. Mitch Wright is going to Independence, where he will work in the department’s detention center.


Grain Valley will need a sergeant and a patrol officer.


It was also announced that police chief Aaron Ambrose will be back with the department by the middle of December. Ambrose is attending the 10-week training course at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.


Also, Mayor Mike Todd announced at Monday’s meeting that the board will interview candidates to fill the vacant alderman seat. The board hopes to vote on a person by the middle of next month. Former Ward 2 alderman Linda Johnson resigned in early October.