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Chief of Police, WaKeeney Police Department

The City of WaKeeney is located in Northwestern Kansas along I-70, the half-way point between Kansas City and Denver, and is 32 miles west of Hays, KS.  The WaKeeney Police Department strives to maintain a safe environment for the residents of the City of WaKeeney and all who visit our community. Enforcement includes federal, state, and municipal laws and ordinances. The Department investigates all crimes and traffic accidents that occur in WaKeeney. Other obligations include assistance to the citizen's needs; responding to emergencies and medical needs, assist outside agencies and help make WaKeeney a better place to live.

The City of WaKeeney is taking applications for the position of Chief of Police.  The ideal candidate will be energetic and team oriented possessing excellent leadership and communications skills. The City is seeking candidates with demonstrated community involvement and the ability to establish strong relationships. The City desires and the position requires a candidate willing to be a working chief in the field. The City is seeking candidates with a track record of community involvement and the ability to establish strong relationships with neighborhoods, the business community, law enforcement agencies and other governmental organizations, City staff and the City’s Governing Body.

TYPE:  Full Time



Minimum requirements include the possession of a high school diploma/GED, a valid Kansas driver’s license, and possession of KLETC certification or the equivalent.  At least 10 years of active law enforcement experience at various levels of responsibility, including supervisory. The selected candidate must also be able to pass a psychological exam, extensive background checks and have clear driving record, no felony convictions or domestic battery convictions. The candidate must live in the city limits of WaKeeney.


Interested candidates should submit an application, resume, and three work-related references to The City of WaKeeney, 408 Russell Ave, P.O. Box 157 WaKeeney, Kansas  67672. 785-743-5791 Resume review will be begin December 1, 2017

CLOSING DATE:  12/01/2017