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University Police Officer, Washburn University Police Department

Human Resources is accepting applications for a Police Officer or a Police Officer Trainee, in the University Police Department. Assigned shift hours and supervisor change frequently. All officers are required to be available to work any shift and any day as assigned to provide 24 hour, 365 days per year campus coverage. The incumbent may be subject to additional background testing to be administered by the KBI. At Washburn University we exist to help people become their best self. We hold each other to high standards but we are also concerned about every member of our community. In short, this is a great place to work and grow.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Entry rate for Police Officer is $17.01 per hour and the Police Officer Trainee is $15.50 per hour. Washburn has an excellent fringe benefits package.


Required Qualifications to be considered for the Police Officer or Police Officer Trainee:  High school diploma or GED. Ability to work any shift or hours as assigned and to respond to emergency call-back in a reasonable amount of time. Proficiency using desktop, windows-based computer operating systems and proven ability to learn and adapt to the use of new computer software. Valid class C driver's license with acceptable driving record under University standards. Must be at least 21 years of age. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of firearms. No arrests for domestic violence, stalking, dating violence or any classification of these crimes. No convictions for any felony crime. Ability to pass a written examination, polygraph examination, psychological examination, drug testing examination and verbal interview.

Necessary Special Requirements: Must be a United States citizen. Must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas CPOST and obtain certification as a law enforcement officer before being given permanent status. At time of appointment, candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services. This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties and therefore, candidates cannot have been convicted of, and must be free of any diversions from, a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime. Certification from the Kansas CPOST as mandated by state law at or as soon as CPOST training allows.

If an applicant does not have the Kansas CPOST as mandated by state law, the applicant can apply to be a University Police Officer Trainee. This is formal and on-the-job training.

Preferred Qualifications: Completion of college course work in the criminal justice field. Independent leadership experience.


Submit a completed Washburn University Employment Application (available at www.washburn.edu/hr-forms) to getajob@washburn.edu or to Washburn University Human Resources, 118 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas 66621. Resumes will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin February 2, 2018, and continue until interviews are scheduled.

CLOSING DATE:  02/02/2018