Kansas Peace Officers Association

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

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  • 04/07/2024 8:28 PM | Anonymous member (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 s rang moral character, who has an interest in protecting and serving he residents of a small farming community which takes great pride in its small- own feel. Applicants should possess a community-orien ing policing mindset and desire, and should possess excellent communica ion skills, both verbal and written.

    The An hony Police Department is offering a $1,500 sign on bonus. A new hire will receive $500 dollars when hired and $1,000 after90 days.

    The Anthony Police Department is authorized to staff 5 sworn positions including he 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 firs dispatch to the jury trial. You will get he opportunity to respond to a wide variety of calls for service, investigate felony cases ranging from drug distribution to sex offenses, write and execute search warrants, and get to do it all while making strong connections with your community along the way.

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

    SALARY Starting salary is a minimum of $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.

  • 04/07/2024 8:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Winfield Police Department is currently seeking to fill vacant position/s within our agency.  We are giving incentives to certified law enforcement officers willing to join our progressive or forward-looking staff to answer those calls for service. All applications must be submitted electronically through www.winfieldks.org Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, be a U.S. Citizen, have obtained their High School Diploma or GED, and have no current or prior felony or domestic violence convictions. 

    Winfield, Kansas is located 42 miles southeast of Wichita and is positioned for steady and continuous growth. The Winfield Police Department has a strong team of 23 full-time and part-time officers, along with 4 full-time and 1 part-time civilian employees.  We are seeking individuals who are ready and able to meet new and exciting challenges. The Winfield Police Department is looking for enthusiastic individuals who will uphold and embrace the department’s core values of integrity, fairness, excellence, and loyalty. 

    The Winfield Police Department is expecting the addition of a new facility towards the end of 2024 into the first part of 2025. This new facility will be complete with a large conference/training room, a break room with full kitchen, and an indoor/outdoor exercise area that will be shared with the Winfield Fire Department.

    The pay range for a patrol officer is between $19.05 and top end is $27.85 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. For lateral transfers of certified officers starting pay will be $20.00 minimum depending on qualifications/years of experience. The City of Winfield also offers all full-time officers Kansas Police and Fire Retirement. 

    BENEFITS

    The City of Winfield is prepared to offer officers the following benefits: 

    • A Sign on Bonus of $7500 (Certified, Fulltime, and currently in good standing, or left department in good standing)

    • Trust Name Health Insurance Plan, Blue Cross/Shield Dental Insurance along with Optional Extended Coverages

    • Kansas Police and Fire Retirement Benefits 

    • Lateral Pay Incentives for Experienced Officers 

    • Longevity Incentive Pay Offered After 10 Years of Full-Time Service with The City of Winfield 

    • Take Home Car Program (Must live within 12 miles of city limits and not in another incorporated city or county)

    • All Uniforms and Equipment Provided 

    • Overtime for any Hours Worked Over 84 Hours in a Two Week Pay Period for Any Extra Duties Assigned 

    • 12-hour shifts (6am to 6pm day) (6pm to 6am nights) rotating every three months

    • Compensation for All Completed Training 

    • Ten Paid Holidays Per Year 

    • One Paid Personal Day Per Year with Additional Days Off When Contributing to the Legacy Foundation and/or United Way 

    • Tuition Reimbursement Program for College Classes, up to $2,500/year

    • Corporate Rate Pricing for Memberships through the Winfield Recreation/Fitness Center 

    For all questions, please contact Lt. Gary Bortz at gbortz@winfieldks.org 

    To submit an online application, please go to www.winfieldks.org/jobs 

  • 04/07/2024 8:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 and officer-initiated activities. 

    Here are some of the benefits our officers enjoy:

    • KP&F Retirement

    • Great benefits package, including family insurance through Blue Cross and Blue Shield, retirement, paid leave including two discretionary days, nine paid holidays, and paid maternity/paternity leave

    • Updated fleet and equipment, including new mobile data terminals (MDT’s) in vehicles and a new body camera system

    • Take-home car

    • External ballistic carriers personally fitted to each officer

    • Updated weapon systems that include handguns with red dot optics, Taser 7 CEW’s, patrol rifles and less lethal shotguns

    • Training opportunities designed to both improve your skills as an officer and fulfill your personal interests in policing

    • Supportive community and City Council

    • Family-oriented and inclusive work environment

    Shifts:  Our officers primarily work 12-hour shifts that allow for every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off regardless of seniority level.  Most shifts are designed to include two patrol officers.   

    Salary:  The range for this position is $23.07 to $33.57/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 single or family health, vision and dental insurance, KP&F retirement, personal days, paid vacation, paid sick leave, and paid holidays. The City of Norton now offers 4 weeks of paid maternity leave and 1 week of paid paternity leave.  We also offer an optional 457 deferred compensation plan and supplemental insurance plans.

    Moving Expenses:  Currently offering up to $2,000 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 interview, 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:  For more information, please email police@cityofnorton.com or call us at 785-877-5010.  You may apply at https://www.cityofnorton.com/FormCenter/Citizen-Requests-3/Norton-Police-Department-Officer-Applica-45.  Position open until filled.    


  • 04/07/2024 8:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is commissioned law enforcement work in providing police protection for a regent’s institution. Work involves enforcement of municipal ordinances, county resolutions and state statutes. Enforcement of rules, regulations and policies of the University and the Board of Regents. Patrols an assigned area, exercises full law enforcement powers, conducts criminal investigations, collects evidence and prepares appropriate reports.  The position requires initial and continual certification as set forth and defined by the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training. Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center basic training will be provided if the successful applicant is not already a certified Law Enforcement Officer. 

    PERKS:

    • No Rotating Shifts
    • Kansas Police and Fire Retirement Plan
    • Uniforms and Equipment is Provided
    • Benefits package with Heath, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Accrues 6.77 hours vacation and 3.7 hours sick leave per pay period
      • earn up to 272 hours of paid leave per year, (176 vacation, 96 sick leave)
    • State paid holidays
      • New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas
    • Tuition Assistance - day one eligibility for the employee, their spouse and dependents
      • Employees are eligible for up to 6 credit hours per semester.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Qualified candidates must be 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen.
    • Candidate will be fingerprinted, and a search of local, state, and national fingerprint files made to determine whether the applicant has a criminal record.
    • Candidate has not been convicted of a crime that would constitute a felony under the laws of this state, a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a misdemeanor offense that the commission determines reflects on the honesty, trustworthiness, integrity, or competence of the applicant as defined by rules and regulations of the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training.
    • Must have graduated from a high school accredited by the Kansas state board of education or the appropriate accrediting agency of another state jurisdiction or have obtained the equivalent of a high school education as defined by rules and regulations of the commission.
    • Must be of good moral character sufficient to warrant the public trust in the applicant as a police officer or law enforcement officer.
    • Candidate will complete an assessment, including psychological testing approved by the commission, to determine that the applicant does not have a mental or personality disorder that would adversely affect the ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill, safety and judgment be free of any physical or mental condition which adversely affects the ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill, safety and judgment and obtain initial and continual certification as set forth and defined by the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training.
    • At time of appointment, candidate must have passed a standardized written test, polygraph examination, background investigation, physical and a drug screening testing.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center or other state agency that meets the same standard. A college degree is preferred, but not required.

    SALARY: Hourly rate $19.25

    BENEFITS: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Observes buildings and offices, streets, etc., while on patrol to determine whether conditions appear in order. Checks exterior of premises for unusual signs which might indicate illegal entry, and speaks to occupants to assure that everything is in order. Identifies locations and times when criminal activity and/or traffic problems are most likely to occur in a particular district.
    • Responds to emergency situations such as fires, injury accidents, hold up alarms, fire alarms and intrusion alarms, bomb and other threats, and initiates immediate action to preserve life, preserve evidence and control the situation. Decides when an emergency response is necessary.
    • Maintains care and control of authorized equipment, vehicles and firearms and reports malfunctions.
    • Locates, collects, preserves, verifies, and critically analyzes information and evidence during patrol activities, calls for service, emergency situations, and criminal investigations. Performs surveillance operations. Interviews complainants, witnesses, suspects and others as needed.
    • Completes written reports in compliance with Kansas Administrative Regulations and departmental procedures, and makes oral reports as needed.
    • Uses a variety of communication skills and special techniques to interact formally and informally with community groups. Provides information upon request about police policies, procedures and techniques as they affect the public. Maintains relations with other law enforcement agencies.
    • Considers circumstances of an observed or suspected violation of law and determines whether to initiate an investigation or to stop and frisk an individual, or whether probably cause exists to arrest and search an individual incident to the arrest without a warrant, and makes arrest or search.
    • Directs and controls traffic flow and pedestrian movement on campus. Patrols streets and related areas to see that streets, drives and fire lanes are open and enforces observed traffic violations. Issues University parking citations, and issues moving traffic violations into municipal or district courts.
    • Directs traffic flow at the accident scene, conduct an investigation as to its cause, photographs and sketches diagrams of accidents, and takes appropriate enforcement action.
    • Position is subject to callback upon need due to emergencies, criminal investigations, and criminal activity and staff shortages as deemed necessary by the Director of Police.

    REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

    If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

    Name: Terry Pierce

    Email: trpierce2@fhsu.edu

    Phone: (785) 628-5304

    Community of Hays

    FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

    Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

    Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

    Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.

  • 04/07/2024 9:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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

    Immediate Supervisor:  Police Sergeant

    Department:  Police

    FLSA Classification:  Non-Exempt

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

    Education:  High School Diploma/GED; Associate degree preferred

    Experience: Some law enforcement experience preferred

    Introductory Period:  One year or as stipulated at hire

    Age Requirement: 21 years or older (State Requirement)

    POSITION SUMMARY

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

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Salary: The salary range for this position starts at $51,200.00 annually with consideration of previous experience and qualifications. The City of Basehor offers a generous benefits package including retirement contributions, medical, dental, vision, and paid time off (PTO). 

    How to Apply: Submit an Application for Employment to Katherine Renn, Basehor City Clerk, at krenn@cityofbasehor.org. In person applications may be submitted to the Basehor Police Department or Basehor City Hall.

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

  • 04/03/2024 6:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join the Mission Kansas Police Department, a team of sworn and civilian staff committed to the best for the community we serve. You will make a difference in real lives with meaningful, face-to-face contacts, community outreach and special events, and the very best in public safety practices.

    PAY RANGES:

    Police Officer I: $54,112-77,307

    Police Officer II: $66,686-88,699

    Lateral Transfers Accepted. Pay Range dependent on applicant’s qualifications.

    Requirements: Applicants must be 21 years of age at the time of application and have a high school diploma or equivalent, college preferred, with a clean criminal record.

    All applicants must pass a drug screen and have vision correctable to 20/20 and successfully pass the written and physical agility testing that is provided through registration at the Johnson County Regional Police Academy (JCRPA).

    Work schedule requires weekend, holiday, rotating shift work, overtime and court appearances.

    Certified law enforcement applicants must not have any Brady/Giglio material in background to be eligible for hiring.

    The Mission Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

    Currently have 4 openings

    How to apply: Send your resume and cover letter to resumes@missionks.org. If you have questions please contact Captain Ron Ruhulessin at 913.676.8328.

    https://www.missionks.org/city-government/departments/police/work-for-mission-police/

  • 04/03/2024 6:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our agency is responsible for 24/7 coverage serving a population of approximately 2,800 people.  We are located approximately 30 minutes southwest of Topeka on K31 Highway.  Osage City Police consists of seven full-time officers, including the Chief of Police.

    Applicants must exhibit the highest level of integrity, self-motivation, and a community-oriented mindset.  Applicants are required to have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  

    The City has excellent benefits, including KPERS retirement, health (the city pays employee single plan), vision and dental insurance options, vacation, holiday, and sick leave.

    The salary range for Police Patrol Officer:
    $19 to $26 per hour, depending on experience, training, and qualifications.
    Paydays are bi-weekly on Fridays.

    Qualifications
    - Minimum of 21 years of age
    - U.S. Citizen
    - Valid Kansas driver’s license with a clean driving record
    - A high school diploma or GED is required
    - High moral character and integrity
    - No Brady/Giglio violations
    - KLETC certification is preferred 

    Applicants must also be able to pass pre-employment drug screening, physical assessment, psychological assessments, oral and written exams, extensive background investigation, having no past felony record, domestic violence, D.U.I convictions or diversions, or other serious misdemeanor convictions.  

    Both Resume and application are required.

    The position will remain open until filled.

    Applications available at
    City Hall

    201 S. 5th Street, Osage City Ks. 

    Or downloaded at:http://www.osagecity.com/DocumentCenter/View/13511/Application-for-Employment


    Return Applications to:
    Attn: Sadie Boos, City Clerk

    Osage City City Hall
    PO Box 250
    Osage City, KS. 66523
    Ph. (785) 528-3131

    Fax (785) 528-4887
    Email: sboos@osagecity.com
  • 04/02/2024 6:08 AM | Anonymous member (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.

  • 04/02/2024 6:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Independence Chief of Police is responsible for planning and directing the work of the department. A full list of job duties appears below, but beyond the technical skills and experience required, our ideal candidate will be a principled servant leader who models the behavior expected from the rest of the team; supports growth and development among officers; acknowledges excellent performance; leads with humility; effectively teaches, trains and carries out corrective action as needed; and represents the City of Independence positively as an engaged community citizen. The new chief will be encouraged to attend executive level training, such as the University of Kansas’ LELA Command Course or FBI National Academy. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develops rules and regulations for department 
    • Keeps City Manager informed of status of crime and investigations within the city 
    • Reviews daily criminal investigation reports 
    • Oversees the operation of patrol, investigations and public safety answering point call center 
    • Handles major investigations as required 
    • Develops departmental training programs 
    • Selects and recommends new employees 
    • Recommends and approves disciplinary actions and terminations 
    • Prepares budget estimates for the department and monitors expenditures 
    • Meets with civic groups 
    • Appears in court as required 
    • Performs additional duties as assigned 

    Qualifications:

    • Thorough knowledge of municipal police administration and organization 
    • Knowledge of the technical and operating principles, practices, and problems of law enforcement and crime prevention activities 
    • Knowledge of the laws governing custody of persons, search and seizure, Kansas criminal law, and the rules of evidence 
    • Ability to plan, assign, and coordinate the work of varied activities within a police department 
    • Ability to analyze police problems and to plan policies and procedures 
    • Ability to command the respect of a number of police officers and to assign, direct, and evaluate their work 
    • Ability to appropriately plan and manage the department’s budget 
    • Ability to ensure vehicles, equipment and facilities are maintained properly 
    • Ability to ensure compliance with City safety policies 
    • Ability to maintain favorable working relations with City employees, employees and officials of other jurisdictions, and the general public

    Education and Experience

    • Completion of high school or GED required; bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field preferred
    • Ten years of law enforcement experience, including three years in a supervisory or lead capacity required
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is required

    Special Requirements

    • Kansas Class C driver’s license (Must not have any violations that City’s insurance carrier would deem uninsurable to drive a City vehicle)
    • Must be 21 years of age
    • Must have completed Basic Recruit Training with the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center
    • Must complete any advanced training as assigned, and maintain KLETC certification
    • Must meet KS-CPOST qualifications and meet minimum continuing education requirements
    • Must be available to work nights, overtime, in shifts, and weekends

    Physical Requirements

    Primarily moderate to occasionally intense physical effort is required. Individual must be able to stand, walk, sit, kneel, speak, and listen for extended periods of time.

    Working Conditions

    Work involves some exposure to moderate risk of accident and requires following basic safety precautions.

    Compensation & Benefits

    Salary Range (commensurate with experience and qualifications) $69,742-$101,130 Paid vacation and sick leave provided. 14 annual paid holidays.

    Application Process

    To apply, submit cover letter and resume to: DavidC@IndependenceKs.gov 

    Applications accepted until position is filled: First-round review beginning May 14, 2024; 

    Initial interviews expected to begin by May 28 (May be conducted remotely);

    Finalist interviews to follow. (On site)

  • 04/02/2024 5:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Coffey County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a full time Corrections Officer.

    Duties will include, but are not limited to, taking care of inmates, booking in and releasing of inmates, transporting to court and doctor appointments, and applying basic medical needs, clean/maintain jail.

    Hourly pay could be higher depending on applicant’s qualifications and certifications. Corrections I salary ranges anywhere from $19.16-20.99 an hour plus benefits.

    High school diploma or G.E.D. is required. Applicant must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license. Applicant cannot have any felony convictions. Applicant must be 18 years of age to apply. You will be required to pass a physical and a Drug and Alcohol test.

    Please contact the Jail Administrator at (620) 364-3199 if you have any questions regarding the Corrections Officer Position.

    You may also pick up an application and job description at the Sheriff’s Office located at 605 Neosho St. Burlington, KS 66839. Applications, which have instructions, may also be obtained by going online to CFSO Application for Employment (coffeycountysheriff.org) This application is specific to the Sheriff’s Office; if in doubt- please call.

    Coffey County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Veteran's Preference Employer. Coffey County Sheriff's Office considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status. Coffey County Sheriff's Office will not refuse to hire a disabled applicant who is qualified to perform the requirements of the job with reasonable accommodations. Applicants may request reasonable accommodations, during the application/interview process.

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