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Police Officer, Westwood Police Department

The City of Westwood Kansas is seeking a highly motivated and professional individual for the position of full time police officer.  Westwood is a small community located in the far northeastern portion of Johnson County and borders both Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, Mo. Although small, we are a progressive and diverse department with 7 full time sworn officers and 4 part-time officers responsible for policing three cities, Westwood, Mission Woods and Westwood Hills. This position will add an 8th full-time position to our ranks. To apply for this position you must be a fully commissioned police officer through KLETC or are able to obtain a Kansas Law Enforcement commission through reciprocity.  Several years of patrol experience is preferred.

Our officers generally work 4 (10) hour shifts and enforce all federal, state and local laws as well as city ordinances associated with our 3 cities.  Our officers work rotating shifts which include nights, weekends, and holidays.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:   42,000 - 46,000 + starting depending on experience.  We offer a great benefit package.


Must be a US citizen and at least 21 years of age. High school Diploma or G.E.D and be able to pass a thorough background, polygraph, drug screen and physical. The applicant must have no felony convictions, domestic violence convictions and have a clean driving record. The applicant must also pass an oral interview board along with the Chiefs interview.  Those Applicants with experience in patrol responsibilities are encouraged to apply.
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Applications may be picked up from our City Hall located at 4700 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood Kansas 66205 or on-line at http://www.westwoodks.org/index.asp?SEC=3291FF3E-66FA-455C-8476-F27E15B09B4F&DE=CC59B4AD-DAAE-40E1-A8B7-BF01F77EDE58&Type=B_JOB . For questions regarding the open position please feel free to contact our department at 913-362-3737 and ask for Sgt. Baker.

CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled