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Police Officer, Ottawa Police Department

The Ottawa Police Department is seeking highly motivated applicants for the position of Police Officer who are interested in a long career with our Department.  The men and women of the Department are guided by the following values: human life, integrity, the laws and Constitution, excellence, accountability, cooperation, problem-solving, and our role in the community.  To accomplish our goals we use the latest in technology and police practices.  The department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

TYPE:  Full Time, Rotating Shift Work

SALARY:  Starting Pay:  $19.23 per hour
Range:  $18.40 - $26.68

Additional Starting Pay Incentives:
•       3% Honorable Military Discharge
•       2% Associate’s Degree
•       4% Bachelor’s Degree
•       7% Master’s Degree

Post-hire Base Pay Incentives Earned within 12 Months:  As part of an updated pay plan, the Department implemented additional pay incentives; these incentives are in addition to starting salary and starting pay incentives listed above.

•       2% Successful Completion of KLETC Basic Training
•       2% Successful Completion of the Field Training Program
•       1% (average) for each performance evaluation at 6 months and 12 months of service.

Lateral Transfer:  Certified police officers may start at a higher salary depending on experience.  Lateral transfers are also eligible for the additional pay incentives listed above.


Employees must be a Kansas resident, 21 years of age at time of appointment and a U.S. citizen, possess a valid Kansas driver’s license upon appointment, and be insurable by the city’s insurance carrier; high school diploma or GED is required, college credit preferred.  Applicant must establish and maintain residency within Franklin County or within a driving distance of 35 miles of the Ottawa City Hall, AND within the state of Kansas within one year of hire. Applicants must successfully complete the following: written entrance exam, physical agility testing, and oral panel interview.  Candidates recommended for hire will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen, polygraph, psychological, and physical exams.


To view the full posting and job description and to apply online: www.HRePartners.com.
Call the City of Ottawa, Human Resources at 785-229-3634 for questions

CLOSING DATE:  08/20/2017