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  • 07/13/2019 8:59 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Garnett is looking for an intelligent, self-motivated, and community oriented individual with excellent problem solving skills to join our Police Department as a full-time Patrol Officer.  In addition to these attributes, the ideal candidate will have strong integrity.  The Garnett community boasts a new hospital, modern school facilities, and tremendous parks and recreational amenities. 

    Patrol officers work 12 hours shifts and have every other Friday through Sunday off regardless of seniority level.  There are opportunities for advancement in this agency to include supervisory positions, investigative positions and slots on a multi-jurisdictional tactical team that covers six different counties. 

    Duties and responsibilities include enforcing all federal, state and local laws and ordinances; taking calls for service; patrolling business districts and residential neighborhoods to deter and detect crime; investigating complaints; citing and/or arresting law violators; following up on pending reports and cases; preparing and/or serving civil law processes; 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. 

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

    The starting wage for this position is $17-19 depending upon qualifications. The City offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and KP&F retirement starting in 2020, among others. The position open until filled. The City of Garnett is an equal opportunity employer.

     Complete an On-line Application at  https://www.hrepartners.com/jobdetails.aspx?id=33082

  • 07/13/2019 8:58 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Anthony is currently accepting applications for the position of full time Police Officer. 

    Located in South Central Kansas Anthony is a Community of 2300 people with a staff of 5 full time officers and the Police Chief. 

    Currently working 12 hour shifts, to provide 24 hour coverage to the Citizens of Anthony

    Starting Salary for uncertified applicants is $15.00/ hour with a  $1.00 raise upon completion of KLETC certification and an additional $.50 at the completion of a 6 month probationary period. 

    Employees are also compensated for on-call time as well as shift differential.

    Certified applicants starting pay is DOQ. 

    All equipment is provided by the City of Anthony.

    All officers receive a generous benefits package consisting of Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, Dental, Eye plans, and Aflac.

    Paid time off accruing at the rate of 16hrs/month and long term sick leave,  Kpers retirement and optional Kpers457 supplemental retirement programs. 

    Minimum Requirements:

    Applicants are required to possess a High School Diploma or GED

    Valid Kansas driver’s license.

    Be 21 years of Age at time of Appointment.

    Free of any Brady/Giglio Issues.

    KLETC certification or Certification from a reciprocal state is preferred but not required. 

    Applicants must reside or be willing to relocate to Anthony.

    Ability to work Nights, Weekends, and Holidays

    Applications are available at www.AnthonyKansas.org , or by picking up in person,

    Resume’s may be mailed to 202 S. Bluff Ave. Anthony KS 67003 or emailed to Khodson@anthonykansas.org.

    For questions or additional information please contact Chief Kenny Hodson at Khodson@Anthonykansas.org or call 620-842-3134. 

    Position will remain open until filled. 

  • 07/13/2019 8:56 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Edwards County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for a full-time Emergency Communications Dispatcher (911). Prior experience is preferred, but not required. Current starting wage is $10.76 per hour. 

    Minimum requirements: 

    • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age. 

    • Must be a U.S. citizen. 

    • Applicant must have high school diploma or equivalent / GED. 

    • Applicant must successfully pass a criminal background check with no felony or major misdemeanor convictions. 

    • Applicant must be willing to work varying shiftwork /weekends / holidays. 

    • Applicant must have or be able to complete NCIC certification training within one (1) year of employment. 

    • Applicant must be able to communicate proficiently. 

    • Applicant should have a good working knowledge of computers, technology, and maps. 

    • Applicant should possess quick problem solving and decision making skills as well as be able to multi-task. 


    • Paid vacation /sick time. 

    • Overtime is paid at the rate of time and a half beyond 40 hours per week. 

    • Family medical insurance package is fully paid for by the county, which includes dental, vision, & prescription plan. 

    • Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS) pension benefits. 

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications can be obtained calling the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office, 620-659-3636; or in person at 312 Massachusetts Avenue, Kinsley, Kansas. Edwards County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • 07/09/2019 7:09 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    POSITION: Police Officer STARTING PAY: $15.00 hour
    (Negotiable with experience)

    City of Neodesha Police Department


    The Police Officer is responsible for maintaining order, enforcing federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, and protecting life and property within the city. The Police Officer is a non-exempt position under FLSA.


    • Patrols city in patrol vehicle, on foot, or on bicycle, to prevent violence or infraction of applicable laws and issue traffic summons, investigate accidents, apprehend and arrest suspects, and serve the court's legal process;
    • Detects occurrences of unlawful acts and seeks to examine/compile information for the cases;
    • Searches for, collects, and identifies evidence at crime scenes;
    • Arrests individuals who violate laws and ordinances, and appears in court as the arresting officer;
    • Investigates and intervenes in domestic disputes;
    • Operates all police equipment, including communication devices used to correspond with dispatchers;
    • Attends continuing education classes, some of which involve recent Supreme Court decisions related to searches, seizures,
    • arrests. and other matters;
    • Guards/transports prisoners, conducts interviews of persons by any means necessary, ships/receives evidence, and directs traffic as necessary;
    • Answers citizen complaints and takes necessary corrective action;
    • Assist the fire department, ambulance services, and other law enforcement agencies;
    • Conducts educational programs for schools, public, etc.;


    • Assists outside agencies/officers with requests for assistance;
    • Partakes in area-wide law enforcement drug raids;
    • Maintains personal certification in various areas of specialization that will assist the officer in better serving or protecting the public, including, but not limited to: OC Spray certification, any special weapons certifications, HAZMAT, etc.;

    Police Officer

    Experience: Prior Police experience preferred but not necessary.

    Education: The Police Officer is required to have at a minimum, a high school diploma or GED, and successfully complete the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Program at the KLETC upon being hired.

    Technical Skills: In addition to the minimum education requirements listed above, the employee must have strong knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, understand and practice current law enforcement techniques, first responder first aid, computers, mathematics, and chemicals for drug and alcohol test purposes. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to operate a radar unit, patrol vehicle, communications equipment, weapons/firearms, and all other related law enforcement equipment is required. Employee must possess a valid Kansas Drivers’ License.

    Problem Solving: Frequent problem solving exists in this position. Problems involve handling citizen complaints, civil disputes, victim trauma, finding evidence for conviction of a crime, locating witnesses, and personnel training.

    Decision Making: The decisions that the Police Officer makes include whether to issue warnings or citations, make an arrest, and when to use force in a situation.

    Supervision: The Police Officer has no supervisory responsibility. The Chief exercises frequent supervision over the Police Officer's work tasks.

    Financial Accountability: The Police Officer is responsible for city and departmental resources and equipment, but is not authorized to make purchases without prior approval, and does not participate in the development of the department budget.

    Personal Relations: Daily contacts with other employees, particularly within the police department, the public, and occasionally with the City Administrator, is expected with this position. The ability to communicate both orally and in written form is crucial.

    Working Conditions: Much of the Police Officer's work occurs outdoors and is therefore exposed to adverse working conditions. Exposure to hazardous chemicals, explosives, heights, excessive noise, and adverse weather conditions is expected. This position contains an element of risk to personal safety, with possibility of death, while performing the day-to-day duties. This employee is exposed to blood borne pathogens while investigating crime scenes, seizing and preserving evidence, and assisting ambulance crews.

    Physical Requirements: The ability to pass and maintain all physical activities and requirements of the KLETC is required.

    The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

    To apply visit http://neodesha.org/jobs

  • 07/09/2019 5:03 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The McPherson Police Department is soliciting highly motivated individuals for the full time position of Police Officer. The City of McPherson is located at 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 Academy (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 US Citizen, 21 years of age at the time of application, and have a high school diploma or equivalent, college 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.

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

    How to apply:  Go to www.HrePartners.com to apply.

    For further information please contact the Captain Mark Brinck at (620) 245-1200

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $19.40 to $25.51 /hour

    Expiration Date – 12/31/19

  • 07/08/2019 1:22 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    Under the supervision of the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police and/or Sergeant, the Police Officer is a non-exempt position under FLSA which performs a variety of tasks to support the mission and goals of the Department.  Specific duties will vary according to the assigned shift as designated by the Chief of Police, including rotation to other shifts as the Chief of Police deems appropriate or necessary.  Work is performed within the general framework of established departmental rules and regulations.  Tasks are expected to be performed in an effective, efficient and safe manner.  Successful performers are those who are capable and willing to make decisions that are consistently in line with the Department’s mission, goals and objectives.  Personal conduct (on-duty as well as off-duty) must be such that it does not bring disrepute or unnecessarily endanger the public’s trust or confidence in the agency or its members.  The employee in this position enforces all federal, state and local laws and ordinances.  Making arrests, issuing traffic citations and investigating crimes and accidents are the primary responsibilities of this position.  Performing patrol duties and providing citizen assistance are expected.  This employee should possess excellent communication and public relation skills.


    • Patrols the City of Herington, lakes owned by the City of Herington and Herington Municipal Airport to preserve law and order;
    • Answers a variety of calls and complaints involving automobile accidents, robberies, domestic disturbances, other misdemeanors and felonies, and citizen assistance calls;
    • Conducts investigations, investigates crime scenes and collects evidence;
    • Issues Citations and Warnings for traffic violations;
    • Interviews suspects, victims and witnesses and makes arrests;
    • Assists and works with outside agencies on the apprehension of criminals and investigations;
    • Executes arrest and search warrants;
    • Performs security checks of business and residential properties;
    • Completes reports and records and testifies in court;
    • Provides security for Herington Municipal Court;
    • Serves as first responder to emergency situations and assist Fire and medical personnel.


    • Assists other departments as the need arises;
    • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.


    Experience:  Prior experience is not required.  One to three years of similar or related experience is preferred.  The employee in this position is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment.

    Education:  A High School Diploma or GED is required.  An Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Psychology is preferred.  This position requires graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, 40 hours of continuing education annually, radar certification and a valid driver’s license.

    Technical Skills:  A thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local laws and ordinances, computers, law enforcement techniques and law enforcement supervision is required.  This employee must be able to efficiently operate computers, firearms, patrol vehicles, two-way radios, radar equipment, breath analysis equipment and other law enforcement equipment.  The ability to interpret data, to complete and check reports and documents, to develop department policies and procedures, to understand and anticipate problems and to read and interpret manuals, legal documents, reports and written instructions is required.  This employee should possess excellent public relation and oral and written communication skills.

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

    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 with occasional supervision from the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police and/or Sergeant and has no supervisory duties.

    Financial Accountability:  This employee is responsible for the safe operation of department equipment, but does not participate in the annual budget process.

    Personal Relations:  Daily contact with the general public, co-workers and supervisory personnel is expected.

    Working Conditions:  Some adverse working conditions exist within this position.  Exposure to hazardous chemicals, explosives, heights, excessive noise and all types of weather conditions is expected.  This position contains an element of risk to personal safety.  This employee is exposed to bloodborne pathogens while investigating crime scenes and seizing and preserving evidence. 

    Physical Requirements:  The ability to pass and maintain all physical activities and requirements of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and Kansas Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training is required. 

    SALARY:  $17.00 per hour with additional pay based on years of certified experience.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:     Contact Chief Brian Hornaday by email at policechief@cityofherington.comor download and print an application from the City of Herington website located at www.herington.municipalcms.com .  Once completed, applications should be mailed or delivered in person to:

    Herington Police Department
    Chief Brian Hornaday
    700 South Broadway Street
    Herington, Kansas 67449

    CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled.

  • 07/08/2019 1:18 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    Applications for a Full Time Police Officer are now being accepted. The qualified candidate must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license, no criminal record or lengthy traffic record. GED or high school diploma required and be certified through KLETC or equivalent state certification would be preferred. Individuals interested in applying for this position should contact the St. John Kansas City Office.

    Hours: Full Time

    Salary: Salary dependent on experience. The City of St. John offers an excellent benefit package that includes BC/BS Health Insurance, KPERS, paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacation and a uniform allowance. 

    Qualifications: Must be 21 years of age with a valid Kansas driver’s license with no criminal history and be in good standing with C-POST, if certified. Must have the ability to perform all required duties. Must be able to pass pre-employment tests including physiological, medical and drug screens.

    No Brady/Giglio issues.

    Must relocate to St. John.

    Applying: Please contact Jamie Getty at 620-549-3208 or by email at sjcity@gbta.net to obtain a more detailed job description or for an application. 

    Applications will be reviewed as received and position will remain open until filled. 

    The City of St. John is an equal opportunity employer. 

    Closes: until filled

  • 07/08/2019 11:06 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Tonganoxie Police Department is hiring for the position of SRO. This position is mainly Monday-Friday 7:30-3:30 but does require schedule adjustments to fit department needs, mainly in summer months. The City of Tonganoxie is situated on the western edge of the Kansas City metro area and is about 15 minutes east of Lawrence, Kansas.

    Pay starting at 17.99/hr for certified officers possibly higher depending on experience.

    Officers need to be KLETC certified or eligible for reciprocity and preferably have been to SRO school.

    To apply see the city website at www.tonganoxie.org under the "I want to" tab then click on "apply for a job". 

  • 07/07/2019 7:27 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    Located in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Bonner Springs has a population of 7,500. The Bonner Springs Police Department is seeking to hire the most qualified men and women including those with current police officer experience in the position of Police Officer.

    SALARY:  Depends on Qualifications

    Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Certified Officers will fall into Grade 10 which has an annual salary range of $46,692-$66,571 depending on your years of experience, qualifications and education. Officers are also afforded many opportunities for off-duty overtime earnings.


    EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Demonstrates leadership, management, and technical skills through effectively ensuring enforcement of applicable City laws and City Ordinances, and the general protection of life and property within the city.


    • Exhibits behavior consistent with mission, vision, and strategic direction of the City of Bonner Springs
    • Enforce applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to provide excellent customer service by willingly providing the general public assistance questions, concerns and complaints regarding laws and ordinances.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to the Community by participating in various public education and awareness or public relations events or programs.


    • Participate in volunteer advisory work groups and report back to Major or Chief.
    • Contribute to the development of staff by participating in training activities up to and including becoming a subject trainer.
    • Contributes to the overall safety of City employees by following all safety procedures and being aware of problems and being willing to make suggestions for improvement.


    • Perform patrol duties during a specific period in assigned police equipment.
    • Operate patrol vehicles, computers, firearms, radio equipment, cameras, surveillance equipment, and other law enforcement equipment.
    • Examine premises of unoccupied buildings to detect any suspicious conditions.
    • Investigate suspicious conditions and complaints.
    • Search for, collect, and identify evidence found at crime scenes.
    • Make arrests of individuals who violate laws and ordinances.
    • Testify in court as the arresting officer.
    • Intervene in domestic disputes.
    • Enforce traffic laws and issue traffic citations for violations.
    • Operate radio transmittal equipment, and communicates with dispatchers.
    • Prepare required reports accurately and clearly.
    • Assist or act as animal control officer as needed or in his/her absence.
    • Assist in investigating traffic crimes.
    • Testify credibly in a court of law.
    • Regular and punctual attendance.
    • Correct and timely completion of time reporting sheets.
    • Obey and comply with all City ordinances and policies.
    • Assist other departments and perform other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.


    Experience: Previous law enforcement experience is required. Applicant is expected to produce proof of completion of a full time police officer certification program honored and accepted by the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training.

    Education: High school diploma or GED is required. A technical degree or significant college coursework in a relevant or related field is preferred.

    License/Certification: The employee must have a valid driver's license. Out of State full time certified police officer applicants will be expected to attend and successfully complete Reciprocity Certification from a Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center within one year of employment as required.

    Background Investigation: Applicant will be expected to successfully pass a personal background.

    Physical/Drug Screening: Applicant will be expected to successfully pass a physical and drug screening.

    Psychological Evaluation: Applicant will be expected to successfully pass a psychological evaluation.

    Polygraph: Applicant will be expected to successfully pass a pre-employment polygraph examination.


    Police Officer Employment Automatic Disqualifiers

    Employment at a law enforcement agency involves public trust. Only those individuals whose conduct, character, and behavior do not discredit either themselves or the Bonner Springs Police Department (BSPD) will be employed by the BSPD. The BSPD employment process will address the integrity, ethical conduct, honesty, prejudices, financial responsibility, and past conduct or behavior of all applicants. Generally, the following may be considered to be disqualifiers for employment. This list is not comprehensive in that other factors, alone or cumulative, may preclude employment with the BSPD:

    • Any felony conviction, diversion, pending action, or arrest without disposition.
    • Any sexually motivated crime or other offense requiring registration.
    • Any crime involving violence within the last five (5) years.
    • Any pending criminal charge for a violation that would otherwise be considered to be a disqualifier.
    • Any crime related to domestic violence or stalking incident.
    • Any perjury.
    • Any theft, fraud, or crime of deception within the last five (5) years.
    • Any official misconduct as defined in KSA 21-6002.
    • Any criminal activity that is inconsistent with the ethical standards of the BSPD.
    • Marijuana and unlawful use of prescription drugs: Any disclosure of abuse or recreational use within last five (5) years.
    • Any drug violation other than marijuana or prescription drugs: Any disclosure of abuse or recreational use within the last ten (10) years.
    • Any dishonorable discharge from the military.
    • Any substantive criminal associations within the last five (5) years or while employed with a criminal justice agency.
    • Any substantive and intentional failure to disclose information pertinent to the pre-employment background investigation.
    • Any participation, membership, support, solicitation, or intentional contribution to any terrorist organization or any organization espousing any intent to overthrow the government.
    • Any current status as a defendant to a restraining order, protection from abuse (PFA) order, or protection from stalking (PFS) order.
    • Any documented or disclosed gambling problems within the last five (5) years.
    • Any failure to comply with local, state, or federal tax requirement.
    • Any permanent, chronic, or recurring physical or mental condition that would preclude the applicant from performing the essential duties of his or her position and for which there is no reasonable accommodation.
    • Any disciplinary action pertaining to an issue of credibility [Brady/Giglio Material].
    • Any history of traffic violations that may put the driver's license of the candidate at risk of suspension or revocation.
    • Other actions or omissions as determined by the Chief or his designee to be incompatible with the mission of the BSPD.



    200 E. Third Street
    Bonner Springs, KS 66012

    Position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed weekly.

  • 07/07/2019 7:23 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Inman Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer.  The City of Inman is located on highway K-61 between the Cities of Hutchinson and McPherson.  The Inman Police Department serves a population of about 1,300 people. 

    The Inman Police Department is a progressive department striving to stay up to date in police procedures, tactics and equipment.  We are a community policing orientated department where positive public interaction is necessary and encouraged.

    The City of Inman offers a competitive benefit package the includes health insurance, retirement plan, vacation and sick leave.  The Inman Police Department has a salary range the starts between$16.00 hr for non-certified LEO and $17.00 or higher depending on experience for certified applicants.

    Candidates looking to apply must be 21 yoa, possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a drug screening and background check.  Candidates must have no felony convictions or arrest for domestic abuse.

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter along with full contact information to the below listed address or email address.

    Application period ends August 29, 2019

    Inman Police Department
    Attention Chief Herron
    P.O. Box 177
    Inman, KS 67546

    Email:  inmanpd@yahoo.com

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