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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  • 08/10/2022 6:43 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Caldwell is looking for a full-time Police Officer to fill a vacancy. Caldwell is located in Sumner County, with an estimated population of 1,000. The Caldwell Police Department consists of 3 full-time officers (including the Police Chief) and 2 part-time officers. Police officers currently work 8-10 hour shifts with varied days/weekends off. All officers are required to work weekends and Holidays as needed. 

    TYPE: Full Time 

    SALARY: To be determined based on experience and training. 

    BENEFITS: The City of Caldwell offers an excellent benefit package that includes Health Insurance, KPERS, paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacation and uniforms. Hire on moving incentives to those who qualify. 

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equivalent required. Valid driver's license is required. Kansas Commission on Peace Officer' Standards and Training (KS-CPOST) preferred but not required. The ability to perform all required duties. Must be able to pass pre-employment tests including physiological, medical and drug screens. 

    OBTAINING AN APPLICATION: Applications can be obtained in person Monday - Friday at Caldwell Police Department at 14 W. Central, Caldwell, KS. An application can be mailed/emailed by sending a request to PD@caldwellkansas.com

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

  • 08/10/2022 6:42 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    If you love or are wanting to be supported as a police officer by the citizens you serve and desire a Police Command staff, City staff, City Council, Mayor, that are fully respectful and protect their officers, while understanding what it takes to be effective?  Then here it is!  If you’re wanting to become a police officer or further your career in law enforcement, this is the agency for you!  The culture of the Norton Police Department offers an energetic environment known for promoting great officer development in all aspects of the job.  For example, if there is a specific part of the job you want to grow in; you’ll have the opportunity to receive extensive training in that area, to help you accomplish your goal!   

    This isn’t just another police job; this is a professional/progressive police agency that takes great pride in our supportive community and pride in our officers!    

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

    We maintain a high degree of efficiency by offering our officers new, up-to-date equipment that is a must for getting the job done!  Each officer with the Norton Police Department has their own take-home patrol car.  Each patrol vehicle is outfitted with its own MDT unit (Mobile Data Terminal) specific to the officer. These in-car laptops make it easy for an officer to complete reports in the field, access the RMS reporting system, check for wants and warrants on subjects you may encounter, access the department’s server to review other reports, special patrols, check statutes, policies, etc. The MDT’s also allow for driver’s licenses and vehicle license plate inquiries through NCIC when necessary and prudent. Besides MDT’s, our well-maintained patrol vehicles are also fully equipped with AR-15 patrol rifles, newly added less lethal weaponry, stop sticks, etc.  We have also recently implemented an automated evidence custody system.   

    Norton is located in Norton County, Kansas. Our community borders Nebraska and we are the fourth county east of Colorado. The Prairie Dog State Park (Sebelius Reservoir) is located 4 miles west of Norton, offering great camping, boating and is one of the top fishing lakes in the state of Kansas! The area offers great hunting too!  South of Norton is one of the most highly maintained 9-hole golf courses in the area.  Norton also offers an exceptional school system. U.S. Highways 36 and 283 intersect in the middle of Norton, offering plenty of opportunity for drug interdiction. 

    The Norton Police Department is currently comprised of 7 officers: Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, Sergeant/FTO and 4 patrol officers. Each officer is provided a tailored outer carrier molle police ballistic vest purchased by the department and is issued a Class A uniform to be worn for court and special services.

    Shifts: Our officers enjoy 12 hour shifts that allow for, every other Friday, Saturday, Sunday OFF regardless of seniority level.  All shifts primarily consist of two patrol officers.   

    Salary: The range for this position is $20.32 to $29.13/hour, depending on education and previous law enforcement experience and/or certifications. There is additional compensation through opportunities for overtime and shift differential as well.  

    Benefits:  The Norton Police Department offers an excellent benefit package that includes a single or family health, vision and dental insurance, KPERS, personal days, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays. We also offer an optional 457 deferred compensation plan and supplemental insurance plans. 

    Moving Expenses:  Currently offering up to $1,000 move reimbursement for applicants. 

    Minimum Requirements: This position requires a willingness to work ALL rotating shifts, including days, afternoons and evenings, plus weekends and holidays.  Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED (college preferred) and no felony convictions. Applicants must be able to pass an oral board review, psychological examination, extensive background check, drug screen and physical. The applicant is encouraged to live within the city limits of Norton, however, a living requirement of up to 5 miles out of the city limits is allowed. Requires the possession of a valid Kansas driver’s license in good standing, by the date of hire. NO Brady/Giglio issues.

    Applying:   In order to apply, please email police@cityofnorton.com to request an application or call us at 785-877-5010.  CLOSING DATE:  10/01/2022 
  • 08/10/2022 6:41 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Medicine Lodge is hiring for the position of a full-time police officer.  Certified is preferred but not required.  Medicine Lodge is located approximately 85 miles Southwest of Wichita with the Police Department serving a population of 1,725 people.

    This position requires an individual to be self-motivated with the self-discipline to work with limited supervision at times as well as work with surrounding agencies.  Applicants should be effective in communication, possess public relations skills, and be organized.  This position requires the enforcement of all federal, state and local laws and ordinances, perform routine patrols, enforce traffic laws, and investigate crimes and traffic collisions.

    Applicants must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and possess a valid driver’s license in good standing.  Must not have any felony convictions, domestic violence convictions, or convictions involving crimes of dishonesty.  Successful candidates must pass a criminal history background check, oral interview, psychological examination, and a medical evaluation.

    Salary: Full-time non-certified $17.50/hr up to $18.25/hr upon certification.  Full time certified $18.25/hr and up depending upon qualifications.

    Officers work 8 hour shifts 5 days per week with opportunity for overtime.  The City’s benefits package includes KPERS retirement, paid vacation/sick leave, and paid holidays.  The City of Medicine Lodge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    For further information or to request an application, contact Deputy Chief Joshua Small at jsmall@pd.medicinelodge.ks.gov or by calling (620) 886-3908.  Applications can be picked up and submitted, in person or by mail, at the Medicine Lodge Police Department or the Medicine Lodge City Office located at 114 W First Ave., Medicine Lodge, KS, 67104.

  • 08/10/2022 6:35 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The K-State Police Officers and Trainees patrol university property to enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations. They protect citizens and property from harm; respond to incidents and situations that arise using clear judgment according to the policies and procedures of the university’s police department and applicable laws and regulations. The officers and trainees serve the community by providing preventative patrol and response to accidents, incidents, crimes, and disturbances. They work with diverse groups of people and make an effort to involve community members in positive ways that promote public safety goals. For more information, check out the K-State Police Department Website.

    Applicants must be United States citizens and at least 21 years of age.

    Why Join Us:

    Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

    The Police Department also participates in the Kansas Police & Fireman’s Retirement System. For more details, please visit the KPERS website.

    • Additional perks for the Police Department:
    • Private gym facility accessible during shift hours

    Special positions including:

    • Investigations
    • COO
    • Drone
    • Housing
    • ERU
    • Bike Patrol

    Department team building events to include:

    • BBQs
    • Ziplining
    • Holiday Parties
    • Employee Tuition Assistance (for employees and immediate family members)
    • Annual KS longevity bonus after 10 years of service

    We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

    Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

    Minimum Qualifications for officers:

    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • One year of relevant experience in general law enforcement
    • Valid Driver’s license
    • Completion of a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission
    • Minimum Qualifications for trainees:
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Valid Driver’s license
    • Completion of a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Thorough working knowledge of local, state, and federal law, and university rules and regulations
    • Ability to make reports in written form in a clear and concise manner
    • Additional special requirements preferred (all of the following to be considered equally):
    • Expresses good judgment
    • Displays job knowledge, skills, abilities, and interests
    • Shows the ability to maintain positive public relations
    • Demonstrates analytical ability
    • Demonstrates good verbal communication skills
    • Indicates high-stress tolerance

    Other Requirements:

    • Applicants must be a United States Citizen and at least 21 years of age.
    • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
    • First Aid and CPR certification necessary within one year after employment.
    • Must possess a valid unrestricted driver’s license (corrected vision acceptable) upon employment
    • Must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission before being given permanent status.
    • At the time of appointment, the 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 as set forth in 18 U.S.C 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9).
    • Attend 40 hours of in-service training each year after certification.
    • Good physical health and must be able to fulfill all requirements for admission to an accredited Kansas Law Enforcement Training Academy.

    Please submit the following documents to apply:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Three professional references and contact information
    • Complete online application

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by August 17, 2022.

    Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

    • $19.51/hr to $24.87/hr (officer)
    • $17.34/hr to $22.11/hr (trainee)

    Overtime is available for both positions

    Annual KSU longevity bonus after 10 years of service

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

    Background Screening Statement:

    In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

  • 08/10/2022 6:33 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    General Definition of Work: Performs intermediate protective service work protecting and serving the citizens, businesses, and property-owners of the city by preserving order and enforcing applicable Federal, State, and local laws.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of a Sergeant. This position is an officer position which will be assigned to the Investigations Division upon hiring as a special assignment. Special assignment positions may be waived for emergency situations, meeting the immediate needs of the organization, and at the discretion of the Chief of Police. All final assignment decisions are made at the sole discretion of the Chief of Police.

    Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Essential Functions:

    • Performs patrol duties during a specific period in assigned police equipment; examines premises of unoccupied buildings to detect any suspicious conditions; investigates suspicious conditions and complaints; intervenes in domestic disputes; search for, collects, and identifies evidence found at crime scenes; makes arrests of individuals in violation of laws and ordinances.
    • Operates patrol vehicles, computers, firearms, radio equipment, cameras, surveillance equipment, and other law enforcement equipment; communicates with dispatchers.
    • Assists in investigating traffic crimes; enforces traffic laws and issue traffic citations for violations.
    • Assists in complex investigations of criminal activity.
    • Prepares required reports; delivers verbal and written information. 
    • Appears and testifies in court.
    • Assists or acts as Animal Control Officer as needed or in his/her absence.
    • Performs other duties and activities as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Working knowledge of or ability to develop a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, firearms, law enforcement techniques, computer applications; working knowledge of chemicals for drug testing, and good skill and working knowledge of mathematics; excellent public relations, organizational, verbal and written communication skill; ability to learn to administer CPR, operate patrol vehicles, computers, firearms, radar and communications equipment, and other law enforcement equipment; ability to judge distances, to understand and anticipate problems, to enforce applicable Federal, State, and local laws; ability to interpret written instructions, maps, manuals, and reports; ability to testify credibly in a court of law and possess no Brady/Giglio material to impeach or impair credibility; ability to demonstrate leadership, management, and technical skills through effective collaboration, team resources, progressive decision making, and personal responsibility; ability to be committed to the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the City of Bonner Springs; ability to obey and comply with all City ordinances and policies.

    Physical Requirements:

    This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of over 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires sitting and lifting and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling and repetitive motions; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), working with explosives, exposure to vibration, wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

    Experience: Two years of previous relevant 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.

    To apply: visit https://www.bonnersprings.org/jobs.aspx and complete an online application.

    Closing Date: Until Filled

    For additional information you may email info@bonnerpd.org.

  • 08/06/2022 12:45 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Kiowa County Sheriff's Office in Greensburg, Kansas is now accepting applications for a Full-Time Detention Officer.

    Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license by the date of employment, have a high school diploma or GED, available to work nights, weekends and holidays. Also, must pass a background check and drug screen.

    Starting pay for this position is $14.93/hour. Pay will be determined by experience.

    Applications can be picked up at the Kiowa County Sheriff's Office, 200 East Wisconsin, Greensburg, Kansas 67054. Or call 620-723-2182 and an application can be emailed to you. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

  • 08/06/2022 12:44 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Salina Police Department is accepting applications for the position of 911 Dispatcher.

    Duties: Successful candidates will be responsible for dispatching all police, sheriff, fire and ambulance operations in the city & county; operates a two-way communications system; monitors a computerized emergency system; types a variety of data into a computerized database.

    Education:  High school diploma or G.E.D. Experience: In-service training program; typing speed 40 WPM minimum.

    Requirements: Must live within 40-minutes response time; must be 21 years of age or older; must successfully complete in-service training program in communications related curriculum; must pass selection process that includes assessment interviews, psychological evaluation, computer voice stress analyzer examination, & thorough background checks.

    Hours: Twelve hour shifts from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. with every other weekend off.

    Starting Pay: $19.53-31.24/hr.

    Examination: Mandatory completion of computerized Dispatcher examination.  Exam schedule will be emailed to applicants.

    To apply go to JoinSalinaPD.com and click on “Apply Now” and then “apply” under Application.

    Closing Date: September 1, 2021


    Communications Supervisor

    Wayne Pruitt



  • 08/06/2022 12:42 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The nationally accredited Salina Police Department is seeking motivated candidates for the position of Police Officer.  The Salina Police Department is seeking persons of honor and integrity who possess strong communication skills who can render sound decisions under pressure and are committed to public service.  The Salina Police Department has a strong partnership with the citizens of Salina.  The department’s 84-sworn members work 10-hour shifts using the highest quality equipment including body cameras, in-car cameras, a drone program, and a new six-million dollar, state-of-the-art regional training center which includes in door range and 300 degree judgment simulator.


    Starting Pay $24.43 per hour ($50,821-81,314/yr.)

    Benefits include KP&F retirement, shift differential, bilingual pay, EMT pay, educational incentive, specialized training, and GI Bill OJT reimbursement. 

    Transitioning military service members and lateral transfers are encouraged to apply.

    For a description of the minimum qualifications and to submit an application, go to JoinSalinaPD.com

    Closing Date:  12/31/2022

    Contact Information

    Lt. James Feldman

    785-826-7210 ext. 238


  • 08/06/2022 12:40 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    Wichita State University is seeking to fill the position of University Police Officer. No previous law enforcement experience is required. Successful candidates will be required to complete the basic law enforcement training program at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, obtain certification as a law enforcement officer from the Kansas Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission and successfully complete the WSU Police FTO (Field Training Officer).

    Beginning salary is $21.00/hour with overtime and shift differential available.

    Wichita State University and the State of Kansas offer a variety of benefit programs which are designed to enhance employment. Many of these benefits are available immediately and some with a wait period.  Benefits include:

    • Comprehensive health, dental, vision and supplemental coverage offerings
    • Retirement plan with generous employer contributions
    • Basic employer-paid life insurance and optional life insurance
    • Employee and Dependent Tuition Assistance Program
    • Generous time off accruals
    • Full time 12-month employees typically accrue 22 vacation days and 12 days of sick leave per year in addition to 8 annual paid holidays designated by the State of Kansas.
    • Additional holidays and/or a discretionary day can be granted by the governor each year.
    • Part-time employee accruals are on a pro-rated basis.
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • State Shared Leave Program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Discounts on campus and throughout Wichita through ShockerStart

    Applicants must be 21 years or older with a high school diploma or equivalent by hire date and have a valid driver’s license.  Applicants must be able to become Kansas certified law enforcement officer in accordance with Kansas law.

    Providing false or misleading statements within this application, whether intentional or not, will result in permanent removal from the application process.

    During the application process your background will be closely examined. Please review the following background “disqualifiers.” If you think that any of these apply to you and you have questions, please call the Wichita State University Police Department at (316) 978- 3450 for clarification, or for more information.
    Must satisfy all requirements as set forth in Kansas Statute 74 – 5605.

    • Must satisfy all requirements as set forth by Wichita State University www.wichita.edu
    • If military service has been rendered your DD214 must reflect a separation code and an Honorable Discharge or an Under Honorable Conditions (General). Uncharacterized discharges are reviewed on a case by case basis.
    • Applicants may be eliminated from the process if they have not fully disclosed ALL information requested.
    • Applicants WILL be eliminated from the process if they have falsified, intentionally misrepresented, or have not been completely truthful on a questionnaire, document, or application as part of the pre-employment process.
    • Applicants will be permanently disqualified for the following if: Has been convicted, expunged, or received diversion on any state, municipality, or federal misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or its equivalent under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
    • As an adult or juvenile (17 years old or younger), has been involved, convicted, expunged, or on or after July 1, 1995, been placed on diversion by state or federal government for a crime which is a felony (includes sale of illegal or prescription drugs) or its equivalent under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
    • As an adult or juvenile (17 years old or younger) may not have been convicted of a crime involving an act of dishonesty, to include but not limited to; theft, insufficient funds (check), fraud, false police reports, etc.

    Applicants may be temporarily disqualified for the following:

    • Must not have used or possessed any felony level drug or controlled substance, i.e. cocaine, heroin, opium, methamphetamine, etc. within the past 10 years of date of application.
    • Convictions, diversions, expungements, or involvement in any misdemeanor crimes of violence, or use of physical force or threats within the past five years of date of application.
    • Convictions, diversions, expungements or involvement in misdemeanor crimes within the past three years of date of application.
    • Convictions, diversions, expungements or involvement in any misdemeanor crimes involving morals, or weapons charges within the past five years of date of application.
    • Must not have used, bought, or possessed marijuana, LSD, hashish, mushrooms, K 2, peyote, ecstasy, etc., within the past three years of date of
    • Must not have used, bought, or possessed illegal or non – prescriptive steroids within the past three years of date of application.
    • Must not have been convicted of, plead guilty or no contest to, or been diverted on a serious traffic violation within the past three years of date of application. Serious traffic violations to include, but not limited to vehicular homicide, DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, and eluding a police officer.
    • Must not have received three moving violations during the last twelve months or been involved in two accidents for which they were at fault during the past twelve months.
    • Must not have been convicted, taken diversion, plead guilty or no contest to an MIP (minor in possession of alcohol) or MIC (minor in consumption) within the past twelve months of date of application.
    • Must not be currently charged with, under indictment, or on probation for any criminal activity other than minor traffic violations.
    • If previous law enforcement experience has been rendered, must not have a sustained violation of dishonesty to include but not limited to, lying, falsifying reports or documents, illegally obtaining narcotics, courtroom testimony/credibility

    For the purposes of this application process “conviction” includes rendering of judgement by a military court martial pursuant to the uniform code of military justice, by a court of the United States or by a court of competent jurisdiction in any state, whether or not expunged; and any diversion agreement entered into for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and any diversion agreement entered into on or after July 1, 1995, for a felony.

    Apply at: https://jobs.wichita.edu/postings/25997

  • 08/06/2022 12:37 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Garden Plain is seeking applications for the position of police officer. We are a community of 1000 population, when fully staffed we have two officers and the chief. We offer personal time, vacation time and 11 paid holidays a year. Applicants must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and have no felony convictions, Brady/Giglio/ or disqualifying criminal history. Fully commissioned/KCPOST certified preferred but will train if necessary. Starting pay commensurate to qualifications of applicant/prior service. 

    Please submit your resume and online application forms to:

    Chief Gene Garcia, City of Garden Plain, 505 N Main PO Box 336, Garden Plain, KS 67050 or chief@gardenplain.com.

    Garden Plain, KS is an EEO employer

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