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Communications Officer, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for full-time and part-time Communications Officers.

Communications officers are responsible for answering and documenting incoming phone calls, including emergency 911 calls, handling all radio communications with sheriff's deputies, and others in the field, entering and maintaining accurate records, such as arrest warrants and Protections From Abuse orders into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), handling inquiries into NCIC and the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS), monitoring severe weather and coordinating operations with law enforcement and other emergency service agencies.

The Cherokee County Communications Division is the primary dispatch center for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Galena Police Department, Columbus Police Department, Columbus Fire Department, Scammon Police & Fire Departments, Weir Police & Fire Departments, West Mineral Fire Department, Cherokee County Emergency Management Office and the Cherokee County Emergency Medical Service in Baxter Springs, Columbus & Galena.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Starting wage for these positions are $12.50 for full-time and $10.50 for an hour for part-time


18 years of age

High School Diploma or GED Certificate.

No felony convictions.

Required to pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

Required to work most holidays, weekends and hours other than regular daytime schedule, and work a rotating day off schedule.


Applications can be requested by emailing Sheriff David Groves at crimetips@columbus-ks.com or picked up at our office located at 915 East Country Road, Columbus, Kansas 66725. Applications can also be found on our website, cherokeecountykssheriff.com, under Administration.

CLOSING DATE:  12/31/2017