The general purpose of the Police Officer position is to affirmatively promote a feeling of community safety and security through the safe, efficient, effective and lawful performance of law enforcement duties and functions.
We are currently taking applications for Certified Police Officer and uncertified Police Officers. For salary information and requirements to apply as a Certified Police Officer, please visit our Police Department information page on the City of Shawnee website (www.cityofshawnee.org).
Daily routines require taking calls for service, patrolling to deter and detect crime, investigating crimes and complaints, citing and arresting law violators, preparing and following up on reports and cases, protecting persons and property, and securing and protecting prisoners. When not responding to calls for service, the police officer is expected to use unassigned work time in an efficient manner by self-initiating work on those tasks identified by supervisory personnel as priorities for this job position.
TYPE: Full Time
SALARY: Police Officer I - $42,812 - $47421 (Starting, no lateral experience)
Police Officer II - $47,421 - $54,004 (Completion of 2 Years)
Police Officer III - $54,004 - $61,500 (Completion of 5 Years)
Police Officer IV - $61,500 - $70,017 (Completion of 8 Years)
Master Police Officer - $70,017 - $76,048 (Completion of 11 Years)
Commissioned Officers eligible for a $2,000 new-hire bonus, restrictions apply.
Lateral entries for certified officers with road patrol experience will be awarded for a maximum of 5 years of completed service at the discretion of the Chief of Police. The pay rate will be established based on comparable wages with current Shawnee Police Officers. Starting pay rates for completed prior years of service will be up to $54,004 annually.
In addition, all certified officers hired are eligible for a $2000 bonus whether they have road patrol experience or not. $1000 of this bonus will be awarded upon hire, and the other $1000 will be awarded upon successful completion of the FTO program.
*To qualify as a certified officer in Kansas, one must have graduated from a Kansas police academy or an academy in another state where the training standards are accepted by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.
**Patrol experience refers to patrol only. Experience in corrections, with railroad police, or other non-patrol duties will not suffice.
***Sworn employees must be able to give credible court testimony due to federal court decisions. Any prior finding of dishonesty, untruthfulness, or failing to be completely forthright in with all information will bring an officer's reputation into consideration when testifying in a court of law. No certified officers applications will be accepted if the applicant has prior Brady findings during current or previous public service employment.
High School diploma or the equivalent
Must be 21 years of age by the date of employment
Valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record
Successful completion of oral interview by Staff and Police Chief
Successful completion of physical ability test, background investigation including a psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, post-offer employment physical and drug screen
Note: Kansas residency not required.
Automatic Exclusions include:
More than four (4) no contest/convictions of moving violations in the last three (3) years
No contest/conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol in the last three (3) years
No contest/conviction of driving under the influence of a controlled substance in the last three (3) years
Any illegal drug use within the past two (2) years
Tattoos must not be visible while in uniform
OBTAINING AN APPLICATION: Apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com
Information on this application will be used to judge your qualifications and evaluate your education for the position that you are applying for. Please read all of the questions carefully and answer all questions completely and honestly.
Include all past and current employers.
Include all education from high school through highest level of education with start and end dates.
List three character references that you have known for at least three years, are not related to you and are not listed as a supervisor in the Employment History section.
Please Note: Most correspondence will be done electronically. It's a good idea to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to keep your notifications from going into you spam folder.
Do not leave any blank spaces. If a question does not apply, write "DNA" in the answer space. All information in this application is subject to verification. Any false, misleading, or incomplete information will result in your application being eliminated. Your ability to completely and honestly fill out this application is part of the process to determine your suitability for employment. If you intentionally leave out any information that you think might be detrimental to you obtaining a job such as past drug use, any incidents of theft or other crimes, it will automatically eliminate you from consideration for employment. The fact that you may have used drugs, committed theft or another illegal act will not automatically eliminate you, but the omission of it during the application process will. Once submitted, this application becomes the property of the City of Shawnee.
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled