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Police Officer, Goodland Police Department

The City of Goodland is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Goodland is a community of approximately 5,227 covering 4.371 sq. miles. We are progressive agency that employs 9 full-time sworn police officers located near the western border of Kansas. The Goodland Police Department offers a K-9 program, investigations division, and the latest in law enforcement technology. The Goodland Police Department operates the only Regional Law Enforcement Training Center in the Tri-State area in a newly remodeled facility.

Police Officer duties include responding to general public calls for service, investigating both misdemeanor and felony complaints, enforcing municipal, state and federal laws as well as traffic ordinances. Our goal is to model professionalism while fulfilling our department mission of making "Goodland a safe and comfortable place to live while adhering to our core values of honor, courage, service, and excellence”.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  The City offers a competitive benefits package including paid health insurance for individual or family and KPERS retirement.  All uniforms and equipment are provided, including take home patrol units.

KLETC Certification preferred, but not required. A higher starting salary is available for POST certified officers. Officers certified in other states may be eligible for reciprocity. Certified law enforcement applicants must not have any Brady/Giglio material to be eligible for hiring.


Applicants must:
•       be U.S. Citizens that are at least 21 years of age
•       possess a high school diploma or equivalent
•       have the ability to obtain a valid Kansas Driver’s License
•       have no felony convictions, diversions or expunged records
•       no convictions for domestic battery
•       possess good moral character

Applicants will be required to pass a written test, physical agility test, and an oral interview board. Final candidates will be required to pass an extensive background investigation. A conditional job offer requires the applicant pass a psychological evaluation, physical and drug test.


Applications may be obtained at www.cityofgoodland.org or by contacting the Goodland Police Department at (785) 890-4570. A completed application, resume, and cover letter can be sent to the Goodland Police Department at 204 W 11th ST Goodland, KS 67735 or emailed to goodland.police@cityofgoodland.org

Questions may be directed to Chief Joni Showalter at 785-890-4570 or goodland.police@cityofgoodland.org.

CLOSING DATE:  12/01/2017