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Police Officer 1, Pittsburg Police Department

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career in law enforcement? Join the men and women at the Pittsburg Police Department in Kansas.  We pride ourselves on community involvement, strong leadership, ethical behavior and having fun. If you are highly motivated and passionate about serving the community, apply to join our team.  We provide several incentives and a retention bonus, training and opportunities for promotion and special assignments, an excellent benefits package and a beautiful facility along with the latest technology and equipment.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  The entry level range for Police Officer I is between $14.22 per hour with no certification or experienced up to $23.61 based on certification, years of law enforcement experience, military service and education. Police Officer I is eligible for consideration for PO II after 18 months following KLETC graduation and field training, testing, board exam and supervisor recommendation is required.  We welcome lateral transfers at PO II level (pay range is $16.36 to $27.15),depending on experience.

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS Health, dental and vision, flexible spending plan for health care and dependent care, life insurance, voluntary accident and cancer policies, education assistance, employee assistance, paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick leave), death and disability benefits and Kansas Police & Fire (KPF)retirement plan.

INCENTIVES AND RETENTION BONUS Education Associates degree $2,000, Bachelor’s degree $4,000, and Master’s degree $6,000 Academy Upon graduation 5% increase.  We also offer a retention bonus and a variety of based incentive pay, ranging from $500 to $2,000 per year. Examples include Bike Patrol, FTO, D.A.R.E., SRT, Citizens Academy certified instructor and more.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a written test, an extensive background investigation, polygraph, interview, medical exam and drug screen
  • No personal or professional qualities that would disqualify you for service as a police officer.


Apply online at https://www.pittks.org/jobs/

The City of Pittsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer

CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled