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Police Officer, Overland Park Police Department

The City of Overland Park, the second largest city in the State of Kansas, is accepting applications for Police Officers.

Responsibilities:  Provides law enforcement and public safety services to the community to include enforcement of criminal statutes and ordinances, traffic enforcement, crime prevention, patrol activity, accident investigation, resolution of domestic and other disturbances, prosecution support and non-criminal public safety services.

Normal Work Schedule:  24-hour shift work, 8-10 hour work days, rotating days off, weekends, holidays, overtime

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:   Starting salary $3,494/mo. with lateral pay consideration for certified officers. Shift differential added for evening and night shifts.


High school diploma or GED.  Minimum age 21 on date of examination. US citizen. No felony convictions or serious misdemeanors.  Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.  Capable of being issued a driver's license at time of employment.  Must reside within 90 minutes from Overland Park Police Department stations.  Must obtain certification as a Law Enforcement Officer issued through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission prior to receiving permanent employment status as outlined in the City Employee Handbook.  No City residency requirement. No illegal drug use outside of department policy.  Thorough polygraph examination and background investigation, in addition to post-offer steps.  Must successfully pass the psychological evaluation, drug screen, and physical.

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION:  Applicant testing is scheduled on an ongoing basis. Once the completed application has been received, the Police Department's Personnel Unit will forward an information packet via electronic or U.S. mail.  For additional information or to fill out an online application, please visit our City website at www.OPKansas.org.

You can also email us at PDJOBS@OPKansas.org

CLOSING DATE:  12/31/2018