Kansas Peace Officers Association

P.O. Box 2592, Wichita, KS 67201
(316) 722-8433  |  kpoa@kpoa.org

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Kansas Law Enforcement Related Job Opportunities

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  • 12/02/2022 7:38 AM | 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) $21.23-23.78 hourly.  

    Patrol Officer 2 (3-4 years of certified experience): minimum starting wage- $23.78 

    Patrol Officer 3 (5+ years of certified experience): minimum starting wage- $25.88 

    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.  

  • 12/02/2022 7:36 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Fredonia is accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer. Successful candidates will be professional and motivated, with strong moral character and an interest in protecting and serving the 2,111 residents of Fredonia. Candidates should possess a community-oriented mindset and excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

    The hiring range is $16.00 - $19.23/hr; actual rate determined by experience. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, possess a valid Kansas Driver License, and be able to pass a background check. Candidate should be self-motivated, community oriented, able to work with limited supervision and have the highest level of integrity. High School Diploma or GED required. Must be able to pass a background check, drug screen and psychological exam. Basic typing skills are required.

    One year of criminal justice experience is preferred, but not required. Graduation from a Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, or reciprocating training center is required. The City of Fredonia will pay for your attendance at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center if not already certified, and upon completion, you will receive the opportunity for further advanced training as you progress in your career.

    The City of Fredonia is an equal opportunity employer.

     Job Type: Full-time

     Salary: $31,200.00 - $39,500.00 per year

    A college degree in Criminal Justice or a related field is preferred and the State Law Enforcement Certification is preferred but not required. Salary will be determined based on experience and qualifications.  The City provides sick leave, paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, health and dental insurance for employee and reasonable rates for family, KPERS, and uniforms.  Send cover letter, resume, to City Hall, Atten: Wes, 100 N 15th, Fredonia, KS 66736, or cityadmin@fredoniaks.org.  Interviews will begin mid-December.

  • 12/02/2022 7:34 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Smith Center is accepting applications for a full-time police officer.  Smith Center is a rural community with a population of approximately 1,500.

    • Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, short-term disability insurance, KPERS, paid vacation and sick leave, holiday pay and more.  Uniforms and equipment are provided.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire

    • Valid driver’s license with a good driving history

    • High school diploma or equivalent

    • Prefer law enforcement certified but willing to train the right applicant

    • Physically and mentally able to perform officer duties

    • Must not have any felony or serious misdemeanor convictions; or any Brady-Giglio issues

    • Possess good communication and writing skills

    • Ability to interact with the public in a positive manner

    An offer of employment will be contingent on the results of a background investigation, medical exam, and psychological testing.  Qualified applicants can obtain an application by contacting the City Offices at 119 W. Court Street, Smith Center KS; calling 785.282.3812 or email clerk@smithcenterks.com.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • 11/28/2022 9:36 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Gardner Police Department is seeking qualified applicants to join us in providing exceptional police service to our nearly 25,000 residents. The state-of-the-art Police facility opened in 2019.

    Officers perform general police duties consisting of patrol work on an assigned shift, conducting preliminary investigations, and other miscellaneous public safety related duties.

    Requirements include graduation from a standard high school; supplemented by training of a certified law enforcement academy or center; or any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, ability and skill. Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Requires the possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Must be able to maintain a proficiency in firearms to Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Standards. Physical and mental fitness required, and at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. 

    Salary/Benefits

    Starting Officer $28.50 hourly/ $59,280 Annually

    Step program of twelve steps at 4% per year 

    Maximum Officer Salary $42.18 hourly/  $87,749 Annually 

    Additional pay based on experience

    Hiring Bonus

    Certified/Lateral Officers $3,000
    $1,500 at time of hire $1,500 after completion one year of service. and reciprocity (if needed)

    Non-Certified Officers $2,000
    $1,000 at time of hire $1,000 after one year of service. 

    KP&F (Kansas Police & Fire) retirement

    Medical and additional benefits offered. 

    Apply online at:

    https://secure3.saashr.com/ta/6127718.careers?rnd=SIE&ShowAllOpenings=&%40rtm=1

    More information on City of Gardner Website: https://www.gardnerkansas.gov/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/264/133

    Employment Opportunities | Gardner, KS

    The City of Gardner is an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people, regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression.

    www.gardnerkansas.gov

    Closing date: Open till filled.

  • 11/25/2022 6:22 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Anthony Police Department has an immediate opening for a Sergeant 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 dollars when hired 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 hat 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:  Starting salary is a minimum $20.32

    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, and psychological testing.

    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.

  • 11/25/2022 6:16 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Anthony Police Department has an immediate opening for a full-time police officer position. Our department is looking for a professional, motivated person with strong moral character, who has an interest in protecting and serving he 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 dollars when hired 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 hat 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 a he 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 he 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 s rang 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 assigntments dependent on need.

    SALARY:  Starting salary is a minimum $18.81

    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, and psychological testing.

    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.

  • 11/25/2022 5:45 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Beloit, Kansas, is accepting applications for a full-time police officer. The City of Beloit is 12 miles east of Glen Elder reservoir on Hwy 24. The Beloit Police Department strives to maintain a safe environment for our community.

    Hours: 12-hour shifts with a Bi-Weekly pay schedule.

    Salary: $17.50 an hour for (non-certified) and (certified) is negotiable.

    Benefits:

    • Officers are eligible for overtime.
    • Blue Cross& Blue Shield Insurance with Dental and Vision add-on.
    • KPERS Retirement Package.
    • Personal Time Off (PTO) for vacation and sick time, which accrues at a 12-hour rate.
    • 10 paid Holidays.
    • The department provides all equipment, uniforms, and a patrol boot allowance every two years.
    • Take home patrol vehicle once FTO is completed.
    • Wellness Center membership.
    • Room for growth in the department.
    • Annual review of work performance. Merit is based on performance.

    Minimum Qualification:

    • Must be 21 years of age or older.
    • Must have a valid driver's license with good driving history.
    • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
    • Must be physically and mentally able to perform law enforcement duties.
    • Must not have been convicted of a crime of domestic violence, certain misdemeanor crimes, or any felony or its equivalent under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Must not have any Brady-Giglio issues.
    • Must be able to complete detailed reports.
    • Prefer KLETC certified or reciprocity eligible, but willing to train the right applicant.

    Applicants may print the application from www.beloitks.org website.

    The Beloit Police Department is located at 1716 N. Hersey Avenue, Beloit, Kansas, 67420, or call 785-738-2203.

    Please submit a resume and copy of DD214 (if applicable) with your completed application.

    Closing date: Open until filled with a qualified applicant.

  • 11/25/2022 5:44 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Jewell County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff.  This is a full-time position.  Jewell County Sheriff’s office employs 4 full-time Deputy Sheriff’s, 1 part-time Deputy Sheriff and 4 full-time Dispatchers.  Jewell County Dispatch is maned 24/7 serving the Sheriff’s Office, EMS and Fire/Rescue.

    Jewell County is located next to the Nebraska State Line.  Mankato is the county seat of Jewell County.  Jewell County covers 900 square miles, has 7 cities and has approximately 2,800 residents.  Jewell County is located 4 hours West of Kansas City and 6 hours East of Denver.  Grand Island, NE and Salina, KS are both just 1.5 hours away to meet your shopping needs.  To the Southwest is Hays, KS at 2 hours away.  There are 2 lakes nearby that are great for camping and fishing.  Jewell County also has excellent land for hunting.

    The Jewell County Sheriff’s Office is a family-oriented office.  We believe that our home lives and families are essential to help keep a positive job performance.  Jewell County offers a slower pace of living and is a great place to raise a family.  Jewell County’s school district is of high quality. 

    While we can not pay as much as bigger agencies, we do offer a community where you know your neighbors and are able to be a volunteer in the community.

    Jewell County Sheriff’s Office offers:

    • On the job training

    • KPERS retirement

    • 100% paid Family Health Insurance

    • Take home patrol vehicle

    • All uniforms and equipment are furnished

    • Sick and vacation time

    • Over time is offered

    • Weekend pay differential

    For more information or to get an application please contact the Jewell County Sheriff’s office at 785-378-3194 or e-mail jwsokw305@nckcn.com.

  • 11/21/2022 6:08 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Belle Plaine Police Department is accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer.

    The open position is for a night shift which is typically 6pm -6am.

    Applicants must be 21 years of age, US citizen, High School diploma or GED equivalent, valid Kansas Driver’s License, no Felony or serious Misdemeanor arrests, and be of good moral character.

    Must be able to pass a written exam, oral interview, physical exam/drug screen and an extensive background check.

    Starting pay for no experience/uncertified is $15.00 per hour and depending on qualifications could be higher.

    Benefits include paid time off, employee and family health insurance currently paid by employer, holiday pay, etc. Uniforms and equipment provided.

    Work schedule consists of; 12 hour shifts, 84 scheduled hours for two week pay period.

    A current State of Kansas certification is preferred, but not required. Applications available by request via email from cdivoll@bpks.org and completed applications may be emailed to lstinnett@bpks.org or cdivoll@bpks.org. They can also be completed and faxed to 620-488-2561.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE, Drug-Free Workplace

    Point of Contact: 

    Asst. Chief of Police Craig Divoll
    Belle Plaine Police Department
    Belle Plaine, Kansas
    (620) 488- 2787 Opt: 3
    cdivoll@bpks.org

  • 11/21/2022 6:08 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting lateral transfers for Detention Deputy.  Applicants must currently employed in Corrections/Detention.  Job functions include, but are not limited to:

    • Reviews arresting officer’s paperwork for completeness/accuracy; pat or strip searches inmates as necessary and required; inventories inmates’ clothing, personal property, and money; takes computerized fingerprints and digital mug shot for verification by local, State and Federal agencies.

    • Utilizes force and/or self-defense techniques to restrain disruptive or combative inmates.

    • Secures all exterior and security doors in facility by visually monitoring all movement of all people in the facility and controls movement utilizing screens and monitors in Master Control; controls all lights, alarms, elevators, and other override equipment; contacts outside agencies such as fire, EMS, etc. as needed.

    • Monitors inmates’ behavior and attitudes for signs of personality changes, depression, and developing conflicts between inmates; enforces the rules and guidelines for inmates which includes initiating disciplinary action when necessary; prepares and maintains records of inmates’ physical or mental problems; escorts clinic staff during the delivery of prescription and non-prescription medications. Prepare and maintain accurate log entries detailing the services and daily routine of an inmate.

    • Supervises movement in the facility; serves as first responder when there is a problem in a pod, fight, medical emergency, etc.; escorts inmates needing additional supervision or security; monitors radio traffic; supervises trustees in cleaning common areas and accounts for cleaning supplies used; conducts linen change in pod and assists Medical Staff when necessary.

    • Verifies inventory of inmates’ clothing, personal property, and money against written records; utilizes departmental guidelines to determine property items an inmate may take into housing and to determine proper items to be returned to the inmate upon release.

    • Maintains security of the clinic and the safety of the medical staff by monitoring all inmates coming into the clinic; conducts searches of the clinic and inmates entering and leaving the clinic for contraband.

    • Operate various technical equipment, monitoring and controlling activities of inmates and their visitors, including cameras, doors, elevators, showers, and fire escapes.

    • Supervises meal delivery, pick-up and tray return; removes trash from the facility; ensures inmates with special menus receive correct tray; notes inmates refusing meals.

    • Conducts inmate head counts; monitors activities of suicidal inmates, violent inmates; monitors inmates during visitation and recreation periods.

    • Ensures all inmates are accounted for at all times; prevents inmate escapes, introduction and/or passing of contraband and prevents the assault or injury of inmates and staff; ensures that each inmate receives their meals, clothing changes, mail, opportunity for exercise, etc., as set forth in departmental policy.

    • Prepares written reports on incidents occurring inside the facility which include the actions/use of necessary force by the deputies to be utilized in criminal prosecutions, defense against lawsuits, disciplinary procedures against inmates and for internal affairs investigations.

    • Prepares reports regarding operational problems such as defective equipment, suggestions for improving services, or hazardous conditions.

    • Logs visitation hours of inmates and ensures the safety of visitors to include attorneys and other professional visits. Monitor and manage the public lobby of the facility.

    Starting Pay – $23.50 hourly ($51,935 yearly) to $28.56 hourly ($63,127 yearly) dependent on relevant experience

    Paid Vacation, Sick leave, 13 paid holidays per year, Competitive Health Insurance, Shift Differential, All 

    Equipment Provided.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent.

    • Must be at least 18 years of age.

    • No record of criminal conviction, diversion, or expungement of any felony or crime of dishonesty, or the equivalent under the uniform code of military justice.

    To apply go to Detention Deputy (sedgwickcounty.org)

    For questions call or email Sgt. Jared Bloesing at 316-660-3813 jared.bloesing@sedgwick.gov

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