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Chief of Police, Kiowa Police Department

The City of Kiowa, Kansas (pop. 1026) is accepting applications for the full-time position of Police Chief.  Our Mission is to provide the highest quality of police services to our citizens and visitors to Kiowa.  The Police Chief performs a variety of routine and complex police work in the administration of the Police Department.  Assigns, directs and reviews activities of all city law enforcement personnel and must be able to work in close concert with the Barber County Attorney and Sheriff's Office.  This employee may assume command of the department and have excellent communications, organizational, supervisory, reasoning and public relations skills.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Salary range is $41,000 - $46,000. The position is FLSA exempt and reports to the City Administrator. City benefit package consists of health (City pays the first $1,000 of the deductible), retirement, life insurance, vacation, holidays, and sick leave. Job requires living in the City limits

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  The ideal Police Chief will have demonstrated leadership experience, tactical competence, proven work ethic and be responsible for directing all activities of the Police Department. A Bachelor of Criminal Justice, law enforcement, public administration, or related fields is strongly desired.  Kansas Full-time certified is preferred.   

Work experience should include five years in police work and two years in a supervisory position. Possession of, or ability to obtain appropriate certification as a police officer in the State of Kansas. The successful applicant must complete a background check, psychological evaluation, medical exam, drug screen and pass the interview process


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and three (3) professional references to Lou Leone, City Administrator, at cityadmin@kiowaks.org.  PDF format preferred.

For questions related to the job posting or to view a full job description, contact Lou Leone at cityadmin@kiowaks.org or (620) 825-4128. EOE

CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled