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Chief of Police, Neodesha Police Department

The City of Neodesha is a town of 2,486 located in Wilson County, Southeast Kansas.
The current Police Chief is retiring after 19+ years as Police Chief.
The Police Department operates with a Chief, Assistant Chief, Police Lieutenant/K-9 Officer, Police/K-9 Officer, 3 Police Officers and an Animal Control/Code Enforcement Officer.
The Neodesha Police Chief is a working chief.  Typically the Chief works a Monday through Friday shift, but on occasion may be required to work a weekend or night shift. The Police Chief conducts investigations and performs routine police duties as well as administrative duties.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  DOQ. Benefits include Health/Dental/Vision Insurance plan with cost split between City and Employee, 75/25.  Sick leave, vacation, personal days as well as 9 paid holidays.  Free membership to the fitness center.  Neodesha is a KPERS City.  All employees receive a Life Insurance Policy with premiums paid by the City.
The City of Neodesha will reimburse the newly hired Police Chief for moving expenses, not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).


The applicant must be a U.S. citizen; at least 21 years of age, have a valid Kansas driver’s license; and a High School diploma or equivalent.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in criminal justice, public administration, business administration, or related field is preferred.  Years of experience will be considered in place of Bachelor’s degree.  Applicant must have KLETC certification.

Applicant must be energetic and team oriented.  Excellent leadership and communication skills are a must.  The Police Chief must be involved in the community in order to provide a positive reflection on the department and the City.

Selected applicants will appear in front of an interview panel.  Upon being offered the position, applicant will be required to pass a background check and health screening to ensure that they are able to perform the job requirements.


Employment applications may be obtained from City Hall, 1407 N. 8th St., Neodesha KS  66757  PH:  620-325-2828
Applications are also available on the City’s website:  www.neodesha.org

For additional information please contact:
Ed Truelove, City Administrator
PH:  620-325-2828
e-mail:  etruelove@ci.neodesha.ks.us

Current resume must be submitted along with the application.
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., December 29, 2017

CLOSING DATE:  12/29/2017