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Police Officer, Paola Police Department

The Paola Police Department is currently searching for motivated individuals for the full time position of Police Officer. The City of Paola is located 18 miles south of Olathe, Kansas and the Greater Kansas City Metro Area. The Paola Police Department consist of 18 sworn Officers and 7 civilian employees as well as its own communications and detention centers. Those selected to fill this position will be responsible for enforcing local, state, and federal laws, investigating crimes, enforcing traffic regulations, investigating traffic crashes, assisting the public, and serving on a TEAM that takes great pride in serving and protecting its community. State certified Officers are preferred but not required.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Starting salary range $36,795 - $39,319 yearly DOQ. Other benefits include sick, vacation, and personal leave, furnished uniforms and equipment, health, dental, and life insurance plans, and Kansas Police & Fire (KP&F) retirement.


Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, must possess a valid Driver's License, must be in good physical condition, have no felony, serious misdemeanor, or Domestic Violence convictions, be a US citizen, possess a High School diploma or GED, and must be able to pass a written and oral exam, drug screen, physical fitness, physical exam, polygraph, and psychological. Certified Law Enforcement Officers must not have any Brady/Giglio material in their background to be eligible for hiring.


Qualified individuals may pick up an application or request one from: Vicki Belt, HR Director at Paola City Hall located at 19 W. Peoria, PO Box 409, Paola, KS 66071 or by calling (913) 259-3604 or fax (913) 259-3610 or email: vbelt@cityofpaola.com. Applications may also be obtained online at The City of Paola website: www.cityofpaola.com. All applications must be returned to the City of Paola for processing. For more information, contact Deputy Chief Don Poore at (913) 259-3640 or at dpoore@cityofpaola.com. The City of Paola is a equal opportunity employer

CLOSING DATE:  06/09/2016