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Police Officer, Meade Police Department

The City of Meade KS is currently taking applications for a full time Police Officer and a Part Time Police Officer.  Meade is a City of approximately 1,600 people located 35 miles east of Liberal KS and 45 miles southwest of Dodge City KS. We have two (2) major highways that come through our community, US 54 and K-23. We are a Police Department with five (5) sworn officers and one (1) support staff along with one (1) Narcotics K-9. We have a very progressive agency with up to date technology and equipment.  We are looking for motivated officers with good problem-solving skills.  Patrol duties include enforcing traffic laws, investigation of crimes and accidents, and providing public assistance. City of Meade Police Officers are required to exercise initiative and discretion while handling emergency conditions. The Meade Police Department wants individuals with the ability to enforce all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances in a fair and just manner.  This work involves an element of personal danger and threat of life.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Full Time Officers will start at $15.98 / hr. Non-Certified Officers who are hired will be required to complete KLETC Academy training within a year of hire date. Part Time Officers will start at $14.00 / hr. Part Time Officers will be required to attend the KLETC Part Time Academy when it becomes available.
The City of Meade provides, as a sampling, the following benefits for full-time employees:
•       Paid Vacation Time after 1 year of employment
•       Paid Sick Leave Time
•       Comp Time Accrual
•       9 Paid Holidays
•       1 Paid Discretionary Days
•       Health and Dental Insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield / 100% Premiums Paid by the City for   Individual or Family
•       KPERS Retirement Program

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Experience: Prior law enforcement experience and KLETC or recognized certification from another state is preferred but not required.
Education: High School diploma or GED. Possession of a valid driver’s license is mandatory.
Applicants must be 21 years of age and must be able to pass a criminal background check with no felony or major misdemeanor convictions. Upon conditional offer of employment applicant must be able to pass a drug screen and a physical along with a psychological exam

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION:  Applications are available at the Meade Police Department located at 126 S Fowler Street or at the City Offices located at 132 S Fowler Street. You can also call about an application and contact Municipal Court Clerk Randi Vanderpool at 620-873-5411 or City Clerk Tiffany Neel at 620-873-2091. Please include RESUME and COVER LETTER with Application.
The City of Meade is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled