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Police Officer, Edwardsville Police Department

The City of Edwardsville, Kansas is accepting applications from certified law enforcement officers to fill current and future Police Officer position(s).
The Edwardsville Police Department is a progressive, community-oriented police department situated in a growing community South of I-70 and West of I-435 in the Kansas City metropolitan area.  Our diverse and educated workforce enjoys an updated facility and its own firearms range, operates a modern patrol fleet, and has access to an abundance of technology including electronic ticketing, in-car & body-worn video, electronic policy manual, Taser X26, a robust RMS, and in-car computers.

Certified Officer Incentives:  Certified officer incentives are dependent upon each candidate’s continuous years of law enforcement experience.  Certified officers with road patrol experience with a minimum two (2) years continuous service in law enforcement are eligible for prior service credit.  The incentives include higher placement on the salary scale, a one-time bonus payment, and consideration for higher leave hour accrual rates.
To qualify, candidates must possess fulltime certification as a peace officer in the State of Kansas, or be eligible for reciprocity from another state.
Dependent upon experience and qualifications, certified candidates with between two (2) and five (5) years patrol experience will be eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $2,500.00.  Candidates with five (5) or more years patrol experience will be eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $3,500.00..

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Starting salary, DOE:  2 Years $41,207, 3 Years $42,444, 4 Years $43,717, 5+ Years $45,028
Annual salary progression: 3% steps with a 7-step matrix.
Holiday pay:  10 paid holidays annually.
Holiday Worked Pay: Paid at time and a half in addition to Holiday Pay.
Overtime: Overtime paid for physical work in excess of 40 hours/week.

Education incentive pays includes:
Associate’s Degree $900.00/Yr, Bachelor’s Degree $1,200.00/Yr,   Master’s Degree $1,650.00/Yr
Specialty pays include:
Range Master $900.00/year, Field Training Officer $700.00/year, Foreign Language Proficiency $700.00/year, DARE Officer $700.00/year, and Investigative Lead $1200.00/year

In addition to the excellent incentives, the City of Edwardsville offers a full array of generous benefits including:
•       A competitive salary progression plan:
o       Patrol Officer up to 47,773/yr.
o       Master Patrol Officer up to $54,732/yr.
o       Patrol Sergeant up to $60,342/yr.
•       Group health insurance coverage with employee low-cost contributions for family coverage,
•       Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance,
•       KP&F retirement,
•       80 vacation hours, 96 hours annual sick leave accruals,
•       All equipment, body armor, and uniforms supplied at the time of hire,
•       Uniform cleaning provided at no cost to employee,
•       90-day schedule rotation with 8 hour shifts.
•       No residency requirement – 45 minute response time


Minimum Qualifications: Twenty one years of age at time of appointment; high school diploma or GED; possess current peace officer certification, or eligibility for reciprocity; good physical condition; no domestic violence, felony convictions, or other disqualifiers.
Selection process will include a written test, interview panel, medical and psychological examination, drug screen, and polygraph.  Dates TBA.


Persons interested in this exciting opportunity should apply immediately by submitting a letter of interest, résumé, and completed City of Edwardsville employment application to Edwardsville Police Department, 650 South 4th Street, Edwardsville, KS 66111.  Applications can be obtained from the Police Services Clerk at (913) 441-6983 ext. 6054, by downloading the application form from the City’s website at www.edwardsvilleks.org, or request via email at aholloway@edwardsvilleks.org. EOE.

CLOSING DATE:  12/01/2017