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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  • 10/15/2021 10:37 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    Patrols college grounds and buildings, streets, etc., patrolling efforts are determined by the supervisor and may include patrolling by foot and vehicle. Patrols  are designed to maintain public safety, prevent crime, enforce the law and traffic infractions, apprehend criminal offenders, and prevent and respond to violations of BCC and State of Kansas policies and regulations; responds to calls for help or emergency situations within the approved area of jurisdiction as defined by Kansas statute; calls for help or emergency situations may require officers running up building stairs, chasing offenders on foot or the use of great physicality in subduing offender(s); or defending against physical aggression;

    Utilizes and employs the appropriate law enforcement response in all situations. Interacts with College community members and other citizens within the jurisdiction of the BCC Police Department in an appropriate manner to further efforts to provide for public safety; prevent crime; and ensure compliance with College and State of Kansas policies and regulations. 

    Performs all law enforcement related duties and responsibilities concerning the enforcement, detection, apprehension, and investigation of alleged criminal behavior within the BCC Police jurisdiction, as provided by Kansas law and provided in training approved or within guidelines recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and the BCC Police Department. Follows all departmental policies and common police practices and standards in the identification, documentation, collection, and preservation of physical evidence.

    Minimum Education: High School Diploma, (and prefer KLETC certification, but not required).

    • Must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission and obtain certification as a law enforcement officer from the Kansas CPOST before being given permanent status.

    • This position 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).

    • 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. Must satisfy all requirements as set forth in Kansas Statute 74 – 5605.

    • 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.

    • 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.  NO Brady/Giglio. No restrictions, or suspensions with KSCPOST.

    • 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.

    All applicants MUST apply online to:  Butlercc.edu   Once on website, navigate to Human Resources hourly jobs   Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years old at time of appointment.

    Excellent Benefits,

    • Starting Wage $16-$17 an hour. Progressive pay raises gained with yearly time of service with BCC.
    • Experienced certified officers will have wages progressive with years of experience.
    •  All uniforms and required equipment, including firearm, will be provided.

    Butler County Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Job closes 11/30/2021

  • 10/15/2021 10:34 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Merriam Police Department is seeking a full time Police Officer. This position is responsible for  supporting the City of Merriam’s mission in promoting community security and public safety through efficient,  effective, and lawful police practices. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, professional, and service-focused. The Department has a long tradition of service excellence made possible by its greatest strength our employees.  We are guided by the principles: Courage, Sacrifice, and Compassion. If this sounds like you, we encourage you  to apply. 

    Salary is commensurate with relevant experience and education. The City is proud to offer a comprehensive  benefits package to include generous health, wellness, and retirement plans. We offer ample opportunities for  professional and personal development to ensure a mutually-beneficial experience with our agency and the City.  

    Typical duties include police patrol, investigations, traffic relations, report writing, operating a patrol vehicle in all  weather and traffic conditions, exercising independent judgement, and communicating with the public in a  professional and courteous manner.  


    • Must be a U.S. Citizen; 
    • Must be at least 21 years of age; 
    • Must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record; 
    • Must have high school diploma or equivalent;
    • Must be in good physical condition; • Must be able to work various hours within a 24/7/365 operational period; 
    • Must have an acceptable background.

    To be considered, please complete an online Application and Police Department Personal History Statement  on our Employment Opportunities page: www.merriam.org/jobs, powered by Validity Screening Solutions.   


    For further information contact Captain Troy Duvanel at 913-322-5567 or tduvanel@merriam.org EOE/ADA/Drug Screen - The City of Merriam conducts background investigations to include a polygraph examination.

  • 10/15/2021 10:33 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Minneapolis Police Department is currently taking applications for the position of Police Officer.  Minneapolis, KS is a community of approximately 2000 with excellent schools and located approximately 20 miles north of Salina.

    The city has an excellent benefit package that includes paid health insurance, vacation, sick leave, KPERS retirement and paid holidays.  All duty related equipment is supplied.  The position is a full-time position and officers work 12-hour shifts.  Salary is based on qualifications.  Must be 21 years of age, a US citizen, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid Kansas drivers license, no felony or major misdemeanor convictions, no domestic violence issues, and no Brady – Giglio issues.  Must be able to communicate both written and verbally, must have average computer skills, must be able to pass written test, background check, pre-employment physical and psychological testing, pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and oral interview.  Currently certified officers are preferred, but not required, we will train the right person.

    To obtain an application, you can stop by Minneapolis City Hall at 311 N Mill St or call 785-392-2176 or 785-392-3062.  You may also obtain an application online at Minneapolis-ks.com.

  • 10/15/2021 7:21 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Hays is looking for career-minded individuals who want to serve  their community by protecting its citizens as Police Officers. The work  schedule includes 12-hour shifts which provides for 7 days off within a 14- day period including every other weekend off. Weekends & holidays  required. 


    Kansas Law requires applicants must be a U.S. Citizen & at least 21 years  of age within 6 months of application. No felony or domestic violence  convictions permitted. Valid driver’s license & High School Diploma or GED  required.  

    Hays Police Department requires a good attitude, willingness to learn and a  drive to protect your community. Applicants will be trained on the rest & will  be paid their normal wages while attending the Kansas Law Enforcement  Training Center (KLETC) to obtain their certifications.  

    Police Officers are required to live within a 40-mile radius of the City of Hays  within 180 days of employment. Job offers contingent on pre-employment  tests. 

    ***Tattoos allowed with approval of the Chief of Police.*** 


    Pay range: $20.79 - $30.82. The Pay Range will increase to $22.00 - $32.39  in 2022. Guaranteed raises every year. Placement depends on experience  & certification. The City of Hays offers great benefits. Visit  www.haysusa.com/joinhpd for a full list of the benefits provided. 


    Applications are accepted online at www.haysusa.com/joinhpd. Questions  about the position may be sent to Human Resources at hr@haysusa.com or  by calling 785-628-7320.
  • 10/14/2021 6:16 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Oakley, KS is accepting applications for Police Officer.  This is  a full time position with a great benefit package, valued at over $25,000, which includes: KPERS retirement, paid full family insurance, dental, sick leave, holiday pay, vacation, and all equipment supplied with the exception of boots. 

    TYPE:  Full Time

    SALARY:  Non certified starting salary is $17.45/hr. with increase upon KLETC certification.

    Officers with current Kansas Certification will receive a $5,000 bonus 90 days after employment start date upon signing a 2 year contract.

    Kansas Certified salary is negotiable depending on qualifications.


    Must be a United States Citizen, 21 years old by the time of hire, High School diploma or GED, satisfy all requirements as set forth in K.S.A. 74-5605, have or be able to obtain a valid Kansas driver's license, must pass an extensive background check, interview board, psychological test, and drug screen. Must not have been charged or convicted of domestic violence, no felony convictions(s), including any felony conviction(s) that have been expunged.  Kansas Certification is preferred.  Must be able to work weekends, holidays and varying shifts.

    City Application or

    Request application from dwcooper500@gmail.com

    Please submit applications or refer questions to:

    Oakley Police Department
    ATTN: Chief of Police
    209 Hudson Avenue
    Oakley, KS 67748
    (785) 671-3219

    Position Open Until Filled

  • 10/14/2021 6:15 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Harper County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a full-time Deputy Sheriff position. The Harper County Sheriff’s Office consists of the Sheriff, Undersheriff, Sergeant, K-9 Deputy, School Resource Officer, two sworn Deputies, and 2 Reserve Deputies.  Our schedule consists of set 12-hour shifts that allow a 3-day weekend off every other week.  Harper County offers paid health and dental insurance options, employer funded Health Reimbursement Account, KPERS retirement plan, Life Insurance and a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) benefit. The department 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 as well as a pay increase.

    Applications are available in the Human Resources Office of the Harper County Courthouse, as well as online at www.harpercountyks.gov, and will be accepted until the positions are filled. Harper County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

    Qualifications for Deputy Sheriff are as follows:

    • One year of similar experience is preferred but not required. This employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform skills reasonably well within one year of employment. A high school diploma or GED is required. This position requires graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, or from a reciprocating law enforcement training center and a valid Kansas Driver’s License.
    • A thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local laws, computers, investigative techniques, first aid, and firearms. This employee must be able to efficiently operate, computers, firearms, patrol vehicles, radar, equipment, cameras, and other law enforcement equipment
    Duties for Deputy Sheriff are as follows:
    • Enforces all federal, state, and local laws,
    • Serves subpoena, warrants, and other legal documents, Investigates crimes, accidents, and suspicious behavior and subjects, Performs routine patrol duties.
    • Assists other agencies with investigations.
    • Testifies in Court, Performs maintenance of patrol vehicles, Makes arrests of people involved in criminal activity, Issues traffic citations.
    Pay for Deputy Sheriff is as follows:

    $16.48-$18.55+ depending on qualifications.
  • 10/14/2021 6:14 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.


    Patrol Officer 1 (0-2 years of experience) $39,374-$43,435 yearly DOQ.  

    Patrol Officer 2 (3-5 years of certified experience): minimum starting salary $43,435

    Patrol Officer 3 (5+ years of certified experience): minimum starting salary $48,442

    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 Eric Jenkins at (913)259-3640, or at ejenkins@paolagov.org.  The City of Paola is an equal opportunity employer.  

  • 10/14/2021 6:12 AM | 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: $16.36-18.32/hr. (Full pay range: $16.36-26.11/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.


    Communications Supervisor

    Wayne Pruitt



  • 10/14/2021 6:12 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    Detention Officer

    • $20.00/hr
    • Minimum age to apply - 18 years old
    • The detention officer position works in the Correctional Institution environment, where security is always a priority and there is regular contact with inmates and inmate trustees. It does require regular entry into the secure areas of the jail. This position allows you to learn our inventory and systems and helps qualify you for advancement. You will work with a team to ensure that all daily, weekly and monthly goals are met. Solid base pay and benefits including, paid time off (accounts credited at 10 hours vacation and 8 hours sick per month worked), vendor discounts, health, dental and vision insurance and much more! We equip and promote exceptional Detention Officers!
    • Appointment of this position requires successful completion of pre-employment background, oral interview, Polygraph, background investigation, and interview with Command Staff. If successful a conditional offer of Employment followed by Job Fitness Physical, Psychological Testing,  Physical Exam, Drug and Alcohol screen.
    • Apply at https://lyoncounty.org/index/jobs/
  • 10/14/2021 6:11 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    Patrol Deputy

    • $20.18/hr with lateral transfer pay up to 5 years of experience.
    • Take Home Vehicle
    • Minimum age to apply - 21 years old
    • Deputies will assist in all aspects of the operations of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office; including all duties of jail operations, service of the process of the courts, criminal and traffic law enforcement and any other tasks assigned by their supervisor to promote the public’s safety.  
    • Appointment of this position requires successful completion of pre-employment background, oral interview, Polygraph, background investigation, and interview with Command Staff. If successful a conditional offer of Employment followed by Job Fitness Physical, Psychological Testing,  Physical Exam, Drug and Alcohol screen.
    • Apply at https://lyoncounty.org/index/jobs/
    • Contact Detective Sergeant Jacob Welsh at jwelsh@lyoncounty.org for more information. 
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