Kansas Peace Officers Association

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  • 01/18/2022 9:15 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The McPherson Police Department is seeking a highly motivated person, with a desire to serve our community as a full-time Police Patrol Officer. Serving as Police Patrol Officer is challenging but will provide you with many opportunities for professional growth. The McPherson Police Department has a wide range of opportunities for advancement and specialization within the Patrol, Operations, and Administrations Bureaus to serve, including Investigations, Special Response Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, Bike Patrol, Honor/Color Guard Team, Critical Incident Stress Management/Peer Support Team, Firearms Instruction, Defensive Tactics Instruction, D.A.R.E. Officer, School Resource Officer, and Social Media Team. The City of McPherson is centrally located in the United States and within the State of Kansas, at the intersection of I-135 and US-56.  Those selected to fill open positions will be enforcing local, state, and federal laws, as well as investigating crimes, enforcing traffic regulations, investigating traffic collisions, and assisting the public. State certified officers are preferred, however basic Law Enforcement Academy Training (KLETC) will be provided.  Included is a generous benefits package, paid holidays, sick, and vacation time.  Qualified applicants must have above average written and verbal skills.  The McPherson Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

    Requirements:  Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, 21 years of age at the time of application, and have a high school diploma or equivalent; college is preferred, with a clean criminal record, and vision correctable to 20/20.  Applicant must pass a written test, physical agility test, background investigation, oral interview, and additional conditional job testing.  Work schedule requires weekend, holiday, rotating shift work, overtime, and court appearances. Residency within 35 miles of the McPherson City Limits must be established within six months of hire.

    Applicants must not have any Brady/Giglio material in their background to be eligible for hiring.

    Wages start at $19.91/hr., with step increases to $26.82/hr. (Commensurate with experience)

    BENEFITS:

    The City of McPherson provides, as a sampling, the following benefits for full-time employees:

    • Paid Training (Basic and Inservice)
    • Paid Vacation Time
    • Paid Employee Sick Leave Time (including optional family Sick Leave)
    • Paid Injury Leave
    • 10 Paid Holidays
    • Health & Dental Insurances
    • KP&F Retirement Programs
    • Optional ING Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan)
    • Death Benefit

    To apply:  Go to https://ksgovjobs.com/Vacancies/VacancyDetail/135 to apply. 

    For further information, please contact Captain Mark Brinck at (620) 245-1200, Ext. 206 or markb@mcpcity.com

    View our recruitment video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCBTx2P4FjE&t=94s

    Follow us on:

    Facebook: McPherson KS Police Department

    Twitter: @McPhersonPD

    Instagram: @mcphersonkspolice

  • 01/18/2022 9:14 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief, the Police Officer performs duties in the protection of life and property and the preservation of order in the City of North Newton. The employee in this position enforces all federal, state and local laws in accordance with departmental rules and regulations. Patrol duties include enforcing traffic laws, investigation of crimes and accidents, and providing public assistance. This employee will be required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions. The Police Officer will be required to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekends and special events as assigned. This work involves an element of personal danger. 

    Essential Functions: 

    Enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; Patrols streets of business district and residential neighborhoods;  Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints; Searches for, collects and identifies evidence found at crime scenes;  Arrests individuals who violate laws and ordinances;  Appears in court as the arresting officer or to give evidence;  Investigates and intervenes in domestic disputes;  Directs traffic and issues citations for traffic law violations;  Investigates accidents;  Operates radio transmittal equipment and communicates with dispatchers;  Answers citizen complaints and takes necessary corrective action;  Attends classes on current supreme court decisions affecting searches, seizures, arrests and other related matters;  Attend firearm and equipment training;  Assists other law enforcement agencies;  Works at a desk preparing reports; Explains laws, ordinances, and provides general information to the public;  May give talks to schools and local organizations;  May deliver emergency or death messages;  May handle drug related cases;  May serve as a Field Training Officer or K-9 Unit Officer.   

    Position Requirements: 

    Experience: Prior law enforcement experience is preferred. Possession of a valid KS driver’s license. 

    Education: High school diploma or GED required. Graduation from the Law Enforcement Training Center within one year of hire and 40 hours of annual continuing education training in police procedures and techniques.

    Salary Range:   $19.90-$26.22

    Application Form can be found at Northnewton.org

    Call 316-283-3191 with questions

  • 01/18/2022 9:13 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Basehor is hiring for a Police Officer. Basehor is a growing city in the southeast corner of Leavenworth County and is uniquely positioned with great accessibility to the Greater Kansas City Metro Area. Basehor is the 2nd fastest growing city in Kansas with a population of 5,000 or more. The population in Basehor is 6,896 residents and has increased in population by 48.9% in the last 10 years. Basehor is also the 2nd safest city in Kansas. The Basehor Police Department has 15 sworn officers, including the Police Chief.

    Immediate Supervisor:  Police Sergeant

    Department:  Police

    FLSA Classification:  Non-Exempt

    Status Classification:  Full Time (40 hrs/wk to include weekend and evenings)

    Education:  High School Diploma/GED; Associate degree preferred

    Experience: Some law enforcement experience preferred

    Introductory Period:  One year or as stipulated at hire

    Age Requirement: 21 years or older (State Requirement)

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Under the supervision of the Police Sergeant, the Police Officer protects and serves the citizens of Basehor.  This position provides citizen assistance, enforces all federal, state, and local laws, and performs patrol duties.  Making arrests, issuing traffic violations, and investigating crimes and accidents are primary responsibilities of this position.  This employee should possess good communication, and public relation skills. 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances
    • Protects the life and property of citizens of Basehor; makes arrests, and issues traffic citations; performs routine patrol and traffic control duties, and prepares reports and files; investigates crime scenes, seizes, and preserves evidence; performs building checks
    • Assists ambulance crew as necessary; provides citizen assistance; responds to emergency situations, and performs CPR and First Aid as needed
    • Operates law enforcement equipment including patrol vehicles, firearms, and
    • communications
    • Interviews witnesses, suspects, and victims; serves warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents, testifies in court
    • Maintains (cleans) department equipment and vehicles
    • Conducts safety programs for the public
    • Performs animal control duties in the absence of the animal control officer
    • Provides security during various events
    • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    Experience:  Full -time law enforcement experience is preferred.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment. KLETC training is required to be obtained or previously certified officers will be accepted.

    Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent and certification from a recognized Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center are required.  An Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or related degree is preferred. Continuing education as required annually and a valid Kansas Driver’s License is required.

    Technical Skills: A thorough knowledge of all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, CPR and First Aid, law enforcement techniques, and mathematics is required.  This employee must be able to efficiently operate firearms, patrol vehicles, computers, two-way radios, radar equipment, breath analysis equipment, and other law enforcement equipment.  The ability to concentrate on tasks in the presence of distractions, to complete and check forms and documents, to understand and anticipate problems, and to read and interpret maps, manuals, legal documents, reports, and written instructions is required.  This employee should possess good public relation, oral and written communication skills.

    Problem Solving: Problem solving is a factor in this position.  This employee encounters problems with domestic violence, citizen complaints, traffic violations, and criminal investigations.

    Decision Making:  Decision making is a factor in this position.  This employee makes decisions about making arrests, investigating crimes and accidents, and performing daily duties in the safest and most efficient manner.

    Supervision:  This employee works under the supervision of the Sergeant.  This officer has no supervisory duties.  

    Financial Accountability:  This employee will make daily purchases related to operating a police vehicle while performing duties, such as gasoline.  This employee is responsible for safe operation of departmental equipment, however does not participate in the annual budget process.

    Personal Relations:  Daily contact with the general public, co-workers, and supervisory personnel is expected.  Occasional contact with other city official, such as the Mayor, City Administrator and City Council.

    Working Conditions:  Adverse working conditions exist within this position.  Exposure to hazardous chemicals, explosives, heights, excessive noise, and all types of weather conditions is expected.  This employee is exposed to an element of risk to personal safety.  This employee is exposed to bloodborne pathogens while investigating crime scenes, seizing and preserving evidence, and assisting ambulance crews.  This position will occasionally come in contact with angry citizens.

    Salary: The salary range for this position starts at $47,315.55 annually with consideration of previous experience and qualifications. The City of Basehor offers a generous benefits package including retirement contributions, medical, dental, vision, and paid time off (PTO). 

    How to Apply: Submit an Application for Employment to Katherine Renn, Basehor City Clerk, at krenn@cityofbasehor.org. In person applications may be submitted to the Basehor Police Department or Basehor City Hall. This position posting will remain open until the position is filled

    Physical Requirements:  The ability to pass and maintain all physical requirements of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center is recommended (KLETC).

  • 01/18/2022 9:11 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Wellsville Police Department is seeking qualified applicants to join our department in providing exceptional police service to our rapidly growing community.  This is a full time Officer position.

    As a Wellsville Police Officer, you must be a person of honor, integrity, possess strong communication skills, and be able to render sound decisions under pressure.  Most of all, you must be committed to public service, which includes participating in community service events/activities, assisting our citizens, and investigating/solving crimes. 

    Salary – Dependent on Qualifications and prior law enforcement experience.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Enforcing all federal, state and local laws and ordinances
    • Taking calls for service
    • Patrolling business districts and residential neighborhoods to deter and detect crime.
    • Investigate complaints
    •  Citing and/or arresting law violators
    • Follow up on pending reports and cases
    • Protecting person(s) or property; and securing and protecting prisoners. 
    •  When not responding to calls for service, department members are expected to use self-directed work time in an efficient manner by self-initiating work on those tasks identified by supervisory personnel as priorities for this job position.
    • Officers work 12 hour shifts that rotate between Days, Nights, Weekends and Holidays

    Minimum qualifications:

    • High school or GED diploma.
    • United States Citizen
    • 21-years of age at time of appointment
    • KLETC certified officers preferred, but not required.  We will train the right person
    • No Felony, domestic violence or serious misdemeanor offenses
    • Possess a valid Kansas driver's license

    Selection process includes an oral board interview.

    The applicant must be able to pass an extensive background check, drug screen, psychological testing and physical. 

    Benefits include:  Employer paid Medical, Dental and Life for employee – Sick leave, Paid holidays and KPERS retirement. Take home vehicle, Uniform and equipment provided.

    Supplemental insurance Options – AFLAC

    Supplemental Life Insurance Options

    The City of Wellsville is an equal opportunity employer.

    Closing date:  Open until Filled

    To submit a resume and request an application please contact:

    Wellsville Police Department

    Attn: Chief D. Hackler

    730 Main

    Wellsville, Ks 66092

    785-883-4425

    Email address: dhackler@cityofwellsvilleks.com

  • 01/18/2022 9:10 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Paola Police Department is currently searching for motivated individuals for the full-time position of Police Officer.  The city of Paola Is located 18 miles south of Olathe, Kansas and the Greater Kansas City Metro Area.  The Paola Police Department consists of 18 sworn officers and 7 civilian employees, as well as its own communications and detention centers.  Those selected to fill this position will be responsible for enforcing local, state, and federal laws, investigating crimes, enforcing traffic regulations, investigating traffic crashes, assisting the public, and serving on a TEAM that takes great pride in serving and protecting its community.  State certified officers are preferred but not required.

    Salary:

    Patrol Officer 1 (0-2 years of experience) $19.30-21.75 hourly DOQ.  

    Patrol Officer 2 (3-5 years of certified experience): minimum starting wage- $21.75 hourly

    Patrol Officer 3 (5+ years of certified experience): minimum starting wage- $23.75 hourly

    Additional pay considerations available DOQ (Including but not limited to: college degree, military experience, bilingual, etc.)

    Other benefits include sick, vacation, and personal leave, furnished uniforms and equipment, health, dental, and life insurance plans, and Kansas Police & Fire (KP&F) retirement.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire, must possess a valid driver’s license, must be in good physical condition, have no felony, serious misdemeanor, or domestic violence convictions, be a US citizen, possess a high school diploma or GED, and must be able to pass a written and oral exam, physical fitness, physical exam, polygraph and psychological exam.

    Information for Obtaining an Application:

    Qualified individuals may pick up an application or request one from: Vicki Belt, HR Director at the Paola City Hall, located at 19 E. Peoria St. PO Box 409, Paola, KS 66071.  Or by calling (913) 259-3604 or email vbelt@paolagov.org.  Applications may also be obtained online at www.cityofpaola.com.  All applications must be returned to the City of Paola HR department for processing.  For more information, contact Captain Chad Corbin at (913) 259-3640, or ccorbin@paolagov.org

    The City of Paola is an equal opportunity employer.  

  • 01/17/2022 9:10 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a motivated individual to fill a full time Deputy Sheriff position. Applicants are required to be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma/GED, a valid drivers license, pass a drug and alcohol screening, pass a physical, no felony or domestic violence history, and live within the county..

    Some of the duties that are required during a deputies 12 hour shift include:

    • Patrol rural and urban area’s within Stanton County
    • Enforce federal, state, and local law/ordinances
    • Assist local emergency services i.e. Emergency Management, Fire, and EMS
    • Investigate criminal/non-criminal complaints, crime scenes, and traffic accidents
    • Complete reports in a thorough and timely manner
    • Interact with the community in a positive and respectful manner

    Deputies are provided uniforms, equipment, and a take home vehicle. Benefits include health, dental, vision, KPERS, gym membership, and paid time off (vacation/sick).

    Applications are available at the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office or call 620-492-6866 to have one mailed/emailed to you. Please submit your application to the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • 01/17/2022 9:00 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Scott City is seeking Entry Level or Lateral Transfer applicants for the position of Police Officer 1 or Police Officer 2. The Scott City Police Department is a modern, well-equipped agency that serves a population of over 4,100.  Our schools are state of the art and just underwent a $25 million renovation.  We are comprised of nine officers, four dispatchers and one administrative assistant.  Our department provides an opportunity to advance to positions such as Sergeant, Detective, SRO and K-9 Handler.   

    Scott City is a growing and very supportive community.  Scott City has grown 7.9% over the last 10 years and is the fastest city over 1,500 in Western Kansas.  Scott City is home to Historic Scott Lake State Park with many opportunities to fish and hunt.  Our school system is top notch, and our athletic programs are very competitive.  Scott City was awarded the 4th safest City in Kansas for 2021.   

    The City of Scott City is an equal opportunity employer.  

    TYPE:  Full Time

    SALARY:  Negotiable depending on experience.  

    The city provides 100% city paid family medical insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, funeral leave, KP&F retirement, take home patrol car as well as other benefits.  

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   Must be at least 21 years of age Must be a legal US Citizen Must possess a valid KS Driver's License Have a High School diploma or GED Possess good moral character Cannot have any felony convictions Cannot have serious misdemeanor convictions No Brady/Giglio issues 

    OBTAINING AN APPLICATION:   Applications along with resumes can be picked up, mailed / delivered to Scott City Police Department 602 West 5th Scott City, Ks 67871, addressed to Chief Post.  Further inquiries can be obtained from calling Chief Post at (620) 872-2133 or by emailing dpost@scottlec.org

    CLOSING DATE:  Until filled

  • 01/16/2022 10:07 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Anthony Police Department has an immediate opening for a full-time police officer.  Our department is looking for a professional, motivated person with strong moral character, who has an interest in protecting and serving the residents of a small farming community which takes great pride in its small­ town feel.  Applicants should possess a community-orienting policing mindset and desire, and should possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

    The Anthony Police Department is offering a $1,500 sign on bonus. A new hire will receive $500 when nired and $1,000 after 90 days.

    The Anthony Police Department is authorized to staff 6 sworn positions including the Chief of Police.  Our officers work rotating 12-hour shifts that allow a 3-day weekend off every two weeks. The city of Anthony offers employees a benefits package, KPERS retirement, and first year employees accrue 16 hours of paid time off each month of employment.  The department will pay for your attendance at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, and upon completion you will receive the opportunity for further advanced training as you progress in your career. But most importantly, working at a small-town police department affords you the opportunity to investigate a case from the first dispatch to the jury trial. You will get the opportunity to respond to a wide variety of calls for service, investigate felony cases ranging from drug distribution to sex offenses, write and execute search warrants, and get to do it all while making strong connections with your community along the way.

    Like most police positions, applicants will be required to work some weekends, holidays, day shift, night shift, and other varying special assignments dependent on need.

    SALARY Applicants will be paid dependent on qualifications, years of experience and other certifications.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum qualifications include, high school or GED diploma, 21-years of age at time of appointment, no criminal record, a valid Kansas driver's license, and the ability to pass a written aptitude test, extensive background check, interview board, drug screen.

    Please submit an application and resume to Anthony Police Department, 202 S. Bluff Avenue, Anthony, KS 67003 or Email to khodson@anthonykansas.org. Applications can be found on the City of Anthony's Web page Please call 620-842-5123 with any questions. The city of Anthony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Open until positions are filled.

  • 01/16/2022 10:00 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Anthony Police Department has an immediate opening for a Sergeant's position. Our department is looking for a professional, motivated person with strong moral character, who has an interest in protecting and serving the residents of a small farming community which takes great pride in its small­ town feel.  Applicants should possess a community-orienting policing mindset and desire, and should possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

    The Anthony Police Department is offering a $1,500 sign on bonus. A new hire will receive $500 when nired and $1,000 after 90 days.

    The Anthony Police Department is authorized to staff 6 sworn positions including the Chief of Police.  Our officers work rotating 12-hour shifts that allow a 3-day weekend off every two weeks. The city of Anthony offers employees a benefits package, KPERS retirement, and first year employees accrue 16 hours of paid time off each month of employment.

    Like most police positions, applicants will be required to work some weekends, holidays, day shift, night shift, and other varying special assignments dependent on need.

    SALARY Applicants will be paid dependent on qualifications, years of experience and other certifications.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum qualifications include, high school or GED diploma, 21-years of age at time of appointment, no criminal record, a valid Kansas driver's license, and the ability to pass a written aptitude test, extensive background check, interview board, drug screen.

    Experience two to three years of similar or related experience is required.

    Please submit an application and resume to Anthony Police Department, 202 S. Bluff Avenue, Anthony, KS 67003 or Email to khodson@anthonykansas.org. Applications can be found on the City of Anthony's Web page Please call 620-842-5123 with any questions. The city of Anthony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Open until positions are filled.

  • 01/16/2022 9:57 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Colby is looking for qualified applicants for the Police Officer I or II position.  Colby is a progressive community located in Northwest Kansas along Interstate 70, just 3 hours from the Colorado Rockies.  The Colby Police Department employs 13 full time officers.  The City offers an attractive benefit package including BCBS Insurance and KPERS.  Additional information on the CPD can be obtained from the City of Colby Web page at cityofcolby.com. 

    Type: Full Time.  Officers work rotating 12 hour shifts with every other three day weekend off.

    Salary: $18.50/hr Non-certified.  Lateral transfers encouraged to apply. Relocation assistance available.

    Minimum Qualifications:  Must be a U.S. citizen.  Must be 21 years of age.  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Must have attained a High School or GED Diploma and be able to pass all requirements to successfully attend and complete the KLETC.  The applicant must pass criminal history backgrounds, oral interviews, physical, psychological and written exams.  Applicants with any felonies, serious misdemeanors, or any Brady/ Giglio issues need not apply.

    Obtaining An Application:  Applications available online at cityofcolby.com or by contacting the Colby Police Department at 785-460-4460.  The city of Colby is an EOE organization.

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