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  • 07/03/2020 7:30 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Hiawatha Police Department is accepting applications for a School Resource Officer (SRO).  This officer will be responsible for all properties, programs and criminal investigations throughout USD 415. The SRO will also be responsible for coordinating all safety/ all law enforcement agencies having business or programs throughout USD-415.  

    The City of Hiawatha is located in Northeast Kansas approximately 12 miles south of Falls City, NE and 40 miles west of St. Joseph, MO.  Hiawatha is a progressive community with excellent schools and outdoor activities.  The population is approximately 3,200. The Hiawatha Police Department is staffed with 8 full-time officers, 1 Detective, 1 School Resource Officer, 2 part-time Officers, 1 Records Clerk and 1 part-time Clerk.

    Type: Police Officer/School Resource Officer

    Salary: DOA

    Minimum Qualifications 

    At least 21 years of age
    HS Diploma or GED

    Must have fulltime Law enforcement certification
    No felony convictions, diversion or expungements

    No conviction for domestic battery 
    Must not have a history of criminal or improper personal conduct that may affect suitability for performing as a government employee.  

    Valid Kansas Driver’s License within 6 months
    Good Moral Character
    Must pass Background Investigation, Physical Exam, Drug Screen, psychological evaluation   

    Must reside within neighboring counties or in the city of Hiawatha, KS within 6 months
    Ability to successfully complete all steps in the hiring process

    Obtaining Application 

    Hiawatha Police Department

    413 Oregon St., (785)-742-2156

    Hiawatha, KS 66434 


    Applications may also be obtained at

    Hiawatha City Hall 

    701 Oregon St.

    Hiawatha, KS 66434

    OR city website @ https://www.cityofhiawatha.org 

    Closing Date: Until Filled 

  • 06/26/2020 12:02 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Colby Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Communications Officer I or II. 

    The successful applicant must be 18 years of age and will be trained in radio communications for Police, Sheriff, Fire, EMS, and 911 emergencies.  This position entails primarily covering night shift on a 12 hour rotating schedule.  The schedule covers 7pm to 7am with every other three day weekend off. 

    Successful applicants will possess a high school diploma or GED, must be willing and able to work with the public, be able to pass and maintain NCIC certification, and must have a clear criminal record.  It is preferred that the successful applicant reside within the city limits of Colby. 

    The Colby Police Department is an equal opportunity employer and provides employees with sick leave, vacation, KPERS retirement benefits, health insurance, and overtime provisions.  Additionally, some college tuition benefits may be available after the first year of employment.  Starting salary will depend on qualifications of successful applicant with the minimum starting salary being $14.00 per hour. 

    Persons wishing to apply may pick up an application at the Colby Police Department, 225 N. Court, Colby, Kansas 67701 (Phone: 785-460-4460) or you may download the application on the City of Colby web page.  Application review to begin upon receipt of application. 

    Open until filled.

  • 06/26/2020 11:00 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Carbondale, is accepting applications for the position of 1 full time police officer. 

    KLETC Certification required, however experience in this field will be considered.

    Work hours are night time, weekends, and as required.

    Applicant must be able to pass physiological exam, strong background check. And have valid driver’s license. Applicant must be willing to relocate to the City of Carbondale or live within a 20-minute response time of Carbondale.  

    Starting wage is $15.00 per hour for certified officers, health insurance (City pays 60%), eight paid holidays, KPERS. 

    Application available at the Carbondale City Office, 785-836-7108, or our website, carbondaleks.com.    Application & resume are to be mailed or delivered to Carbondale City Hall, PO Box 70, 234 Main Carbondale KS  66414.

    Position open until July 30, 2020 or until position filled.  

  • 06/25/2020 11:21 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is hiring for the position of Deputy Sheriff.  We are a small agency consisting of five full time officers.  We work 12-hour shifts, off every other weekends and incentives included. 

    Starting wage depends on experience.  Certifications would be preferred but we are willing to train the right person. 

    Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent, must be able to pass a back ground check and be free of felonies and some misdemeanors. 

    You can contact Sheriff Coleman or Undersheriff Thornton at (785) 392-2157. You can get an application at the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office or go on-line at ottawacounty.org.

  • 06/24/2020 9:47 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Goodland is currently accepting applications for a highly motivated individual to fulfill the position of Police Officer I or II. Goodland is a community of approximately 4,411 people covering 4.371 sq. miles, approximately 17 miles from the Colorado border. We are a progressive law enforcement agency that employs nine (9) full-time sworn police officers, one (1) part-time police officer, one (1) full-time civilian employee and one (1) part-time civilian employee. Patrol duties include enforcing federal, state and local laws and ordinances, investigating crimes and accidents, and providing public assistance. Our goal is to model professionalism while fulfilling our department mission of making "Goodland a safe and comfortable place to live while adhering to our core values of honor, courage, service, and excellence”.

    TYPE: Full Time

    SALARY/BENEFITS: Patrol Officer starting base pay without full-time certification is $15.40. Patrol Officer starting base pay with full-time law enforcement certification is based on experience and qualifications. The City also provides a competitive benefits package including paid health insurance for individual or family, KPERS retirement program, paid holidays, paid sick leave as well as other benefits.


    Applicants must:

    • be U.S. Citizens that are at least 21 years of age at the time of hire

    • possess a High School diploma or GED.

    • have the ability to obtain a valid Kansas Driver’s License

    • have no felony convictions, diversions or expunged records

    • no convictions for domestic battery

    • possess good moral character

    Applicants will be required to pass a written test, physical agility test, and an oral interview board. Final candidates will be required to pass an extensive background investigation. A conditional job offer requires the applicant pass a psychological evaluation, physical and drug screen. 

    OBTAINING AN APPLICATION: Applications can be picked up at the Goodland Police Department or online at https://cityofgoodland.org/documents/Forms/CityofGoodland-EmploymentApplication.pdf

    Applications along with resume can be dropped off or mailed to the City of Goodland, 204 West 11th Street, Goodland, Kansas 67735 c/o Human Resources/ Police Department.

    The City of Goodland is an equal opportunity employer.

    Closing Date: September 30, 2020

  • 06/22/2020 7:28 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for two (2) full-time Deputies.  Applicants must be able to work weekends, nights and holidays.  This position is responsible for performing uniformed patrol duty and enforcing all federal, state, local and county laws. 


    • High School diploma or GED

    • Valid Kansas Driver’s License

    • KLETC Certification preferred but not required. Applicant will be required to attend and graduate from KLETC.

    • Must pass a background check, psychological evaluations, drug screen and physical

    • Must be at least 21 years old


    • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)

    • Health Insurance after 30 days

    • Vacation

    • Sick Leave

    • Paid Holidays

    • Uniforms and gear provided

    Salary starts at $15.00/hour with an increase after 6 months.

    Applications can be picked up at the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office.  They are also available on-line at wbcso.org.  Applications can be mailed to Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office, 215 Kansas Ave, Alma, KS 66401 or emailed to wbso@wbcso.org.

  • 06/22/2020 7:26 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Rose Hill Police Department is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Police Officer. If you’re dedicated, hardworking and a problem solver, Rose Hill Police Department is a perfect place to begin your career. As a Rose Hill Police Officer, you must be a person of good character, possess strong communication skills and be able to render sound decisions. Most of all, you must be committed to public service, which includes participating in community events/activities, assisting citizens and investigating/solving crimes.

    Salary Range: $36,192 – $38,376 DOQ


    • Enforce all relevant codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations
    • Respond to calls for police service, both emergency and non-emergency
    • Patrol assigned locations on foot and by vehicle in order to prevent and discover crime
    • Enforce traffic regulations, recognize violations, and issue citations
    • Secure and investigate crime scenes, and collect and preserve evidence
    • Makes arrests in accordance with proper apprehension techniques
    • Complete appropriate reports, forms, logs, and citations
    • Testify in court when subpoenaed
    • Provide emergency aid as needed


    • High school diploma or GED diploma, 21 years of age at time of appointment, no felony, domestic violence or serious misdemeanor offenses
    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • Must be a United States citizen
    • Current certified law enforcement officer preferred, but not required
    • Valid Kansas driver’s license
    • Selection process includes a written test, oral board interview, interview with the Chief, polygraph and psychological examination. Must be able to pass an extensive background check, drug screen and physical.

    To apply, click on the links below and print the forms. Return the completed forms to the Rose Hill Police Department:




    Closing Date: July 15, 2020

  • 06/15/2020 9:03 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Abilene, Kansas, the proud hometown of President Eisenhower, seeks a dedicated and energetic professional to serve as Police Chief of the Abilene Police Department. The Department presently operates with fourteen full-time sworn officers who serve the City’s approximately 6,800 residents over an area of about ten square miles. The Police Chief manages an annual operating budget of about $1.4 million. 

    The Police Chief is appointed by and reports directly to the City Manager. The City of Abilene is a Commission-Manager form of government with five at-large City Commissioners responsible for setting the overall policy and direction of the City. The City Manager carries out the direction of the City Commission through various Department Directors, to include the Police Chief. 

    Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate law enforcement experience both from field and supervisory/management service. Honesty and ethical application of police methods will be required. The Police Chief will be expected to provide a proactive and engaging leadership style that seeks continuous improvement and community engagement. The Police Chief will lead the Department on continuing its community policing initiatives using intelligence led policing strategies. Experience in police facility design and construction is preferred, although not required. The ideal candidate should have a thorough understanding of the challenges associated with law enforcement in a rural community. 

    The Chief needs to be accessible to the public and willing to partner and collaborate with other agencies, including nontraditional organizations, to address community challenges. The Police Chief will be active in the community and will frequently interact with civic groups, religious institutions, non-profits, governmental agencies, and businesses. The Police Chief is expected to fill in on an occasional patrol and conduct periodic foot patrols in the business districts and schools. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be willing to communicate regularly with the public on policing topics and challenges. 

    Essential Job Functions 

    ● Establish, implement and administer departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures to achieve results-oriented law enforcement. 

    ● Oversee the enforcement of statutory laws and local ordinances relating to public safety and welfare of citizens through the implementation of a data-driven, community policing approach. 

    ● Coordinate investigations with federal, state, county and other municipal law enforcement agencies. 

    ● Analyze data on the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and services and implement corrective actions as necessary. 

    ● Maintains continuous communication with City Manager, Department Directors, and the public. 

    ● Attends City Commission meetings and other required after-hours activities, as requested, and submits periodic reports to the City Manager regarding Department activities and prepares other reports as necessary. 

    ● Develop annual operating budget and capital improvement plan, in conjunction with the City Manager, that includes necessary supporting justification and documentation. 

    ● Organize department structure to ensure the maximum utilization of available resources. 

    ● Select, train, discipline and evaluate employees and resolve employee complaints and grievances. 

    ● Authorize, direct, and review the investigation of complaints and charges against department personnel accused of criminal, civil or departmental violations. 

    ● Plan and implement special police details, investigations and operations. 

    ● Oversee the Department’s implementation of various municipal policies and procedures including by not limited to the Personnel Policy and Purchasing Policy. 

    ● Serve as a general liaison between the Abilene Police Department and various community stakeholders, law enforcement agencies, criminal justice organizations, media, and the general public. 

    ● Develop emergency response plans and coordinate activities with other municipal departments, intergovernmental agencies, and the public as necessary. 

    ● Coordinate programs with criminal justice professionals and social service agencies. 

    Job Requirements 

    ● Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or related field is required; Master’s degree in related field preferred. 

    ● Candidates should have at least ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience with at least five years in a command/leadership position. 

    ● State of Kansas certification as a Police Officer or ability to attain such certification within one year of appointment. 

    ● Graduation from a senior command/leadership program is highly desirable. 

    ● Must pass a medical examination, drug screen and physical, and background investigation. 

    ● Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Kansas or eligible to obtain one within six months of appointment. 

    ● Position requires a minimum of forty hours of professional continuing education annually. 

    ● The Police Chief is required to reside within ten miles of the corporate limits of the City and within the boundaries of Dickinson County. 

    Salary and Benefits Starting salary is negotiable, based qualifications. The salary range for the position is between $71,364 & $96,345. In addition to salary, the City of Abilene offers a competitive benefits package. This position participates in Kansas Police and Fire pension program through the State of Kansas. 

    To Apply: Please visit www.discoverpolicing.org to apply. All applicants must complete the application process no later than 5:00 pm, prevailing time, on Friday, July 24, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. The City Manager anticipates first round interviews for the position the week of August 3, 2020. An offer of employment is expected by week of August 17, 2020 The starting date for the selected candidate is somewhat negotiable, although the City Manager desires to have the selected candidate in office no later than September 14, 2020. 

  • 06/12/2020 12:57 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    Pittsburg State University invites applications for the position of University Police Officer in University Police and Parking Services.  The primary function of the University Police Officer is to patrol University property to enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations.  

    Duties and Responsibilities

    35%     Patrol campus area via foot, car, or other means to enforce traffic regulations, criminal laws, and city ordinances to ensure public safety. 

    25%      Take enforcement actions including issuing traffic warnings and citations.  Respond to calls involving accidents, injuries, and disturbances; secure the scene and conduct an appropriate investigation.  Collect relevant information by interviewing witnesses and victims. Make arrests and interrogate suspects according to applicable laws, policies, and procedures.  Secure crime scenes; collect and process evidence correctly and consistently.  Serve as armed security detail for the transport of University monies.

    20%     Provide crowd control, surveillance, and security at special events held on campus.  Respond appropriately to emergency situations, including keeping the public safe by evacuating buildings or campus areas when required.

    10%     Obtain warrants; verify authenticity and execute arrest and search warrants.  Complete all necessary    documentation, including logs and reports on daily activity.

    5%        Initiate and build community relationships; provide information and education on a variety of topics including safety and crime prevention.  Maintain a working knowledge of other community agencies and support groups; assist citizens by making referrals to these groups when appropriate.

    5%      Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

    Education and Experience

    Required Education and Experience at Hire -

    • High School Diploma or equivalent

           Necessary Special Requirements

    • Must be able to complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission and obtain and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission before being given permanent status.  Prior KLETC certification is preferred.
    • Must pass a drug screening test approved by the State of Kansas.
    • Requires the use of a firearm and therefore the individual must be eligible in the state of Kansas to carry firearm. Candidates cannot have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S. C § 922(d) (9) and (g) (9).
    • Must obtain and maintain all required certifications, including firearms, first aid, and CPR
    • Must be a United States citizen, at least 21 years of age and must possess a Valid Driver’s License 

    Screening Services (Background Checks):  Employment with Pittsburg State University is contingent on a satisfactory criminal background check.

     Salary:  Grade 6 - $18.13

     Job Type:  University Support Staff

     Appointment Duration:  12 months

     Work Schedule:  Full Time – To Be Determined

     Application Documents Required*:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Names and Contact Details for Three (3) Professional References 

    *Consolidate documents into a maximum of 2 to upload.

     Search Committee Chair:  Stu Hite (skhite@pittstate.edu)

     Application Deadline Date:  June 25, 2020

     PSU will only accept applications submitted through their online process.

    Veteran's Preference:  An applicant who has been certified to have veteran’s preference must be offered an interview for any University Support Staff job opening for which they meet minimum qualifications.  To qualify for veteran’s preference, an applicant must submit a DD-214 with the application for each job opening.  The DD-214 must indicate Active Military Service and Honorable Discharge to entitle the applicant for veteran’s preference.

  • 06/10/2020 9:41 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for a full time Deputy.  Marshall County has a population of about 9800 people and covers 900 square miles.  Applicants must be able to work weekends, nights and some holidays.  This is a patrol position.  

    Benefits include KPERS, paid holidays, family health insurance, overtime and a take home vehicle.  Uniforms and gear are provided.

    Salary starts at $18.75 - depends on experience.

    Applicant must :

    1. Be a US Citizen; 
    2. Have a valid driver’s license; 
    3. have no felony convictions of any kind and no convictions of certain misdemeanors, including domestic violence and no Brady Giglio issues; 
    4. be of good moral character; 
    5. be a high school graduate or equivalent; 
    6. pass a phycological testing and entry exam; 
    7. be free of any physical or mental condition that would effect the ability to perform the duties of a law enforcement officer; 
    8. be at least 21 years of age.

    Full-time certification from Kansas Law Enforcement Training Academy is preferred but not required.  Applicant must be able to pass a background check.  Applicant must also reside in Marshall County with in 30 days of hire. 

    Applicants may pick up an application at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, 107 S 13th Street, Marysville, Ks 66508 or can call to request one be sent if you live outside Marshall County.  Mail it back attention: Undersheriff Tim Ackerman

    June 30th, 2020 is the cut off date for applications.

    Sheriff Tim Ackerman
    107 S 13th St
    Marysville, Ks 66508
    Office 785-562-3141
    Fax 785-562-2743

    Closing date is June 30, 2020

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