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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  • 05/26/2023 6:12 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Great Bend is looking for Police Officers to join our team.  If you have a law enforcement background or feel this would be a good fit for your, we invite you to apply.

    Shift: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Days Worked: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
    Details: 12 hours shifts

    Starting Salary 

    • Not Certified - $19.13
    • Certified - $19.73

    Job Summary

    Under the direction of the shift supervisor, patrols an assigned beat in the enforcement of law and order. May be assigned to work in specialty areas. Takes intensive field and basic training in the early period of employment.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Under the direction of the shift supervisor, patrols an assigned beat in the enforcement of law and order. May be assigned to work in specialty areas. Takes intensive field and basic training in the early period of employment.

    A. Operates an automobile in patrolling an assigned area for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations.

    B. Respond to radio and telephone dispatches and appears at scenes of disorder or crime.

    C. Carries out assigned duties in specific areas such as evidence, crime prevention, tactical squads, community relations, special patrol operations, and investigations.

    D. Notes and reports traffic hazards.

    E. Assists in controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies.

    F. Investigates and prepares reports on accidents, offenses, and damages to property.

    G. Arrests and apprehends violators of the law.

    H. Issues citations.

    I. Prepares reports on arrests and impounded property.

    J. Performs business checks.

    K. Issues summons for parking and moving violations.

    L. Inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment.

    M. Intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order.

    N. Gives aid to injured persons and requests medical attention when necessary.

    O. Makes reports of cases handled and action taken.

    P. Appears in court to present evidence collected.

    Q. Transports prisoners.

    R. Performs initial investigations and assists or follows-up in the investigations of crimes involving adults and/or juveniles.

    S. Investigates complaints.

    T. Interrogates persons whose actions are suspicious.

    U. Assists fire and other departments as required.

    V. Speaks before schools and civic groups as required.

    W. Impounds and tags evidence.

    X. Trains new officers and instructs them in law enforcement matters as assigned.

    Y. Serves warrants and subpoenas.

    Z. Performs other duties as assigned or required.


    I. Requires ability to read, interpret, and understand departmental rules, policies, instructions, laws, regulations, and police literature, together with an aptitude for law enforcement work.

    II. Requires ability to gain knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances that are enforced by the department.

    III. Requires ability to gain knowledge of search and seizure, investigation, crime, and prevention methods. IV. Requires ability to gain knowledge of the rules of evidence and the laws governing the custody of persons.

    V. Requires the ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive reports.

    VI. Requires the ability to analyze situations and data, and to arrive at sound conclusions. VII. Requires a working knowledge of computers and software applications.

    VIII. Requires a good working knowledge of English, spelling, grammar, and math.

    IX. Requires the ability to communicate effectively with the public and staff in verbal and written formats.

    X. Requires the ability to make decisions in accordance with laws, ordinance, regulations, and established policies.

    XI. Requires the ability to maintain confidentiality.

    XII. Requires the ability to exercise considerable tact and diplomacy when dealing with the public, other criminal justice agencies, city officials and other city employees.

    XIII. Requires the ability to demonstrate proper etiquette when dealing with the public over the phone or in person.

    XIV. Requires ability to gain certification as a law enforcement officer by the state of Kansas within one year of employment.

    XV. Requires a valid Kansas driver’s license


    Special Requirements - Any combination of experience and training equivalent to a high school diploma. Some college level work in courses related to law enforcement is preferred.

    To apply, visit https://ks-greatbend.civicplushrms.com/careers/

  • 05/26/2023 6:08 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    Under the supervision of a Sergeant the Deputy position performs duties in the protection of life and property and the preservation of order in Sumner County. The main responsibilities of this position include enforcing all federal, state and local laws in accordance with office rules and regulations. Duties include enforcing traffic laws, investigation of crimes and accidents, and providing public assistance. This employee will be required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions. This work involves an element of personal danger. KLETC Certified Officer preferred.

    Main responsibilities of this position include enforcing all federal, state and local laws, patrolling, investigation of crimes and accidents, and public assistance. 

    Starting Pay $17.87

    Includes KPERS/KPF, Group Life Insurance, Single Health Insurance paid, Dental and Vision available at minimal employee contribution, Paid Holidays, Sick and Vacation Leave Accrual

    Position Requirements

    Experience:  One year of law enforcement experience preferred. Employee is expected to acquire the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months in the position.    

    Education:  High school diploma or GED equivalent. Some college is preferred. Must satisfy all requirements as set forth in KSA 74-5605 “Qualifications of Applicant (Police Officer) for Training Course; Requirements” and complete 40 hours of continuing education training annually as required by the state law enforcement training commission. Must be in possession of or have the ability to obtain a valid Kansas driver’s license.

    Technical Skills: Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, law enforcement techniques, good communication skills (written and oral) and mathematics. Must have the ability to proficiently operate communications equipment, weapons, and other related law enforcement equipment; ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing; the ability to access, input and retrieve information from the computer.

    Problem Solving:  Frequent problem solving exists. Problems involve handling citizens complaints, civil disputes, victim trauma, finding evidence for conviction of crime, and locating witnesses.

    Decision Making:  Frequent decision making responsibilities. Decisions include determining whether to issue a warning, citation, make an arrest, or to use force in a situation.

    Supervision: Work performance is reviewed by supervisor. Employee does not have supervisory responsibilities over personnel.

    Financial Accountability: Employee is accountable for the proper recording and collection of evidence and valuables encountered in the performance of duties.

    Personal Relations:  Continual contact with the general public and frequent contact with other law enforcement and emergency service personnel.

    Working Conditions:  Adverse working conditions exist relating to public law enforcement. Hazardous, strenuous and dangerous situations may arise in the apprehension of alleged criminals, interviewing suspects and/or victims under extreme conditions. Adverse weather conditions when patrolling is a factor in this position. Shift work is required as is some overtime work.

    Physical Requirements:  Must have the ability to pass and maintain all physical requirements and activities of the law enforcement training center and other hazardous, strenuous and dangerous activities during situations that may arise in the apprehension of alleged criminals or other conditions as they may occur. Between 5 – 10 % of the time requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry or push heavy (150 lbs or more) objects.

    Apply on line at https://ksgovjobs.com/Vacancies/VacancyDetail/1055.  If any questions, contact the Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N. Washington Rm 101, Wellington, Ks.  67152.  Phone 620-326-3395


    Application Closing Date:  6-8-23 or Until Filled

  • 05/24/2023 6:11 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Osborne County Sheriff's office has a full time dispatcher opening.

    Position Description and Shifts

    Under the supervision of the 911 Supervisor the dispatcher performs specialized work in receiving and dispatching messages. This employee in this position is responsible for responding to incoming calls (administrative and emergency). Health Insurance, Benefits, and on job training included. 

    Dispatcher Requirements

    • Is at least 18 years of age
    • A United States Citizen
    • Live within reason of Osborne County
    • Has a high school diploma or GED
    • Has no felony convictions or serious misdemeanor convictions
    • Possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License
    • Pass a background investigation
    • Fingerprinted for a criminal background check

    Please Contact us at (785) 346-2001 for any questions or for an application

  • 05/24/2023 6:10 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (KSCPOST) seeks to fill a Part­ time Investigator position.

    KSCPOST is committed to providing the citizens of Kansas with qualified, trained, ethical, competent, and professional peace officers. It is also dedicated to adopting and enforcing professional standards for certification (licensing) of peace officers to promote public safety and preserve public trust and confidence.

    One method the Commission uses to meet our obligation to Kansas law enforcement and the citizens of Kansas is to review and take disciplinary action against the certifications of officers who violate the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act (K.S.A. 74-5601 et seq.) and related Kansas Administrative Regulations. Investigators conduct investigations of violations of the training act and present them to the Commission for potential administrative action.


    • Investigation of violations of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act (K.S.A. 74-5601 et seq.) and related Kansas Administrative Regulations.

    • Gathers documents, conducts interviews, preserves evidence, and prepares reports for adjudication.

    • Testifies in Hearings and court proceedings.

    • Assist with miscellaneous projects and provide internal agency advice as needed.

    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


    • Certified as a full-time Kansas law enforcement officer.

    • A minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience as a full-time state or federal certified law enforcement officer.

    • A minimum of three (3) years of experience conducting criminal or administrative investigations.

    • Effective verbal and written communications skills.

    • A valid Kansas driver's license (minimal travel may be required).


    • Ten (10) or more years of investigative experience.

    • Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by one (1) of the six (6) regional accreditation associations in the United States.


    The application process has 3 REQUIRED STEPS. All applications are completed through the Kansas State Employment Center Portal: https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/ 

    STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form. (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number). https://jobs.sok.ks.gov/psc/sokhrprdcg/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant 

    STEP 2: Complete the State of Kansas Application Form for Job ID 208930 and save your completed application as a PDF file. https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/

    STEP 3: E-mail the following documents to dschroeder@kscpost.org

    • State of Kansas Employment application (PDF)

    • Resume

    • Names and contact information for Three (3) professional references

    • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate *

    *Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue website at https://www.kdor.ks.gov/apps/taxclearance/default.aspx 


    As a condition of employment, candidate(s) are subject to a pre-employment process to includes a records check with the Kansas Criminal Justice information System (KCJIS}, drug screening, and reference check of past and present employers.

  • 05/24/2023 6:07 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The Kansas State Gaming Agency is seeking an Enforcement Agent for our Topeka location. The posting will remain active until the position has been filled. To see the full job posting and apply, click here.

    To learn more about jobs with the State of Kansas, visit Jobs.ks.gov .

    The Kansas State Gaming Agency's mission is to uphold the integrity of Indian gaming operations in Kansas by enforcing the tribal-state compacts and the Tribal Gaming Oversight Act.

    Our core values are to:

    • Foster a spirit of cooperation with all tribal gaming entities
    • Promote and maintain the public’s trust in Kansas tribal gaming operations
    • Develop a sense of pride, professionalism and teamwork among our staff
    • Perform our duties in the most effective and efficient manner possible
    • Continually build the capabilities of our employees

    About the Position

    • Who can apply: External
    • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
    • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
    • Regular/Temporary: Regular
    • Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm (flexible scheduling may be possible)
    • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
    • Veterans' Preference Eligible: No
    • Office Location: Topeka, local daytime travel
    • Search Keywords: police officer, enforcement, investigator, inspector


    $23.31 - $24.52 / hour*

    * Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

    Employment Benefits

    • First day of employment coverage under the State’s comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage and dental plan
    • Additional voluntary options including vision, hospital indemnity, accident and critical illness insurance plans and flexible spending accounts
    • Retirement and deferred compensation programs
    • Sick & Vacation leave
    • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
    • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
    • Fitness Centers in select locations
    • Employee discounts with the STAR Program

    Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information.

    Position Summary & Responsibilities

    Position Summary:

    This is a certified law enforcement position for the Kansas State Gaming Agency, located in Topeka, Kansas

    Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

    • Monitor gaming activity by observing gaming activities and gaming employees. Develop informants and observe authorized and unauthorized individuals in different areas of the facilities.
    • Conduct on-site inspections of electronic gaming devices, other gaming activities and gaming related operations. Draft reports for the Tribal Gaming Commissions to communicate findings of said inspections.
    • Conduct background investigations on gaming license applicants. Obtain and review pertinent records including criminal history records, financial documents, employment records, education records and other legal documents. Interview parties pertinent to the background investigations. Draft reports for the Tribal Gaming Commission summarizing background investigations.
    • Initiate investigations based on observations and complaints of alleged compact violations, Tribal Gaming Oversight Act violations, and other criminal violations. Make arrests; conduct searches and seizures; generally enforce all Kansas criminal laws; appear and testify in court, licensing or arbitration hearings. Work with other local, tribal, state and federal agencies to coordinate investigations.



    • Graduation from high school or G.E.D.
    • Knowledge of civil and criminal law
    • Basic computer knowledge

    Licensing & Certification:

    • Law Enforcement certified, valid Driver's License 

    Minimum Qualifications:  

    • Must be a United States citizen and at least 21 years of age
    • Must have completed a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and obtained certification as a law enforcement officer from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center 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)
    • The successful candidate will be firearms-certified each year by Kansas Law Enforcement Training Academy or designated representative

    Preferred Qualifications:  

    • Three (3) years of general law enforcement experience and one (1) year of investigation experience
    • Gaming regulation experience and background investigation experience preferred

    Post-Offer, Pre-Employment Requirements:

    • At time of appointment, candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services
    • The successful candidate must be able to pass an extensive KBI background investigation and polygraph
    • The successful candidate (even non-residents) must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website within 10 days of the date an offer of employment has been made. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. Visit the Tax Clearance site for more information. 

    Recruiter Contact Information

    Name: Tandy Wolters
    Email: tandy.wolters@ks.gov
    Phone: (785) 296-0512
    Mailing Address:

    Kansas State Gaming Agency
    420 SE 6th Street
    Suite 3000
    Topeka, Kansas 66607

    The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • 05/24/2023 6:06 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    Burlington Police Dept. is accepting applications for police officer. We are a stable, progressive department of 7 full time officers and 2 civilian support staff. We are responsible for 24/7 coverage of a city of about 3000 population. Small town living at its best. Burlington offers outstanding amenities, an excellent school system and convenient access to metro areas. We are about 1 hour south of Topeka, 45 minutes SW of Lawrence and the KC area is about a 90 minute drive.

    This is a full time position.  We work 12 hour shifts and are scheduled for 86 hours every 2 weeks, with payroll on a bi-weekly basis, 26 pay periods per year.

    Take home (assigned car) program, all uniforms and equipment provided including patrol rifles. Excellent benefit package including KPERS, BC/BS health insurance (single), vacation, holiday pay, sick leave. Voluntary enrollment in the State of Kansas deferred compensation program (457) and a medical flex account is also available.

    Salary DoQ. Experience counts. Salary ranges from $20.25 for entry level non certified applicants, up to $29.25 per hour.  The city offers annual cost of living and merit based pay increases. 

    Minimum of 21 years of age. Clean record with no disqualifying convictions. No Brady/Giglio Disclosure Requirements. KLETC desired but not required.  US Citizen, high school graduate, able to pass psychological and physical assessment. Applicants without certification will be required to attend KLETC within 1 year of employment. Lateral or out of state experience welcome and Kansas does offer reciprocity for qualified applicants.

    Applications may be obtained from the city website or in person from the police dept, or by request to be mailed or e-mailed.

    Burlington Police Dept.

    616 S 3rd street,  BOX 207

    Burlington, Kansas 66839

    (620) 364-8757





  • 05/24/2023 6:05 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    This position requires the applicant to be certified by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and Class C driver’s license. It is preferred to have graduated from an accredited college or university with major course work in behavioral science, counseling, criminal justice psychology, social work or sociology. Four years law enforcement experience required in lieu of bachelor’s degree. Applicants must also have good written and oral communication skills. This position investigates and arrests probation absconders, conducts criminal investigations, performs drug tests and high-risk home visits and surveillance. This position also will complete statistical reports and case reports as needed. Wage will start $25.00/hr. but can be adjusted based off experience.

    Applications may be found online at www.lyoncounty.org. Emailed applications can be sent to jhuffman@lyoncounty.org, faxed to 620.341.3252 or mailed to Lyon County Human Resources, 430 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS 66801.

    Applications are due by June 1, 2023 E.O.E.

  • 05/24/2023 6:02 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Edwardsville, Kansas is currently recruiting Certified and Non- Certified Law Enforcement Officers to fill immediate and future Police Officer position(s). 

    Located in the I-70, I-435 corridor in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the City of Edwardsville is positioned for fast growth from numerous proposed development projects.  The department has an authorized strength of 18 fulltime officers and is seeking individuals who are ready and able to meet new and exciting challenges and will enthusiastically embrace the department’s principles of loyalty, integrity, fairness, and excellence. 

    The City of Edwardsville offers a full array of generous benefits including:

    • Police Officer Position $49,379-$58,968/yr. dependent upon qualifications,

    • Lateral candidates up to $68,348/yr. dependent upon education and years of service, 

    • A sign-on bonus and frontloaded leave time is available to qualified candidates, 

    • Group health insurance coverage with low employee contributions for family coverage,

    • Education Yearly Pays:  AA degree $900, BA/S $1200, MA/S $1560,

    • KP&F retirement,

    • 80 vacation hours, 96 hours annual sick leave accruals, 

    • All equipment supplied at the time of hire,

    • Uniform cleaning provided at no cost to employee, 

    • 10 paid holidays, Holiday Worked Pay at double time and a half, 

    • Overtime after 40 physical work hours,

    • 8-hour and 10-hour work schedule

    • No residency requirement – 45-minute response time,

    • FTO, Range Master, and foreign language specialty pays.

    Selection process will include a written test, interview panel, medical and psychological examination, drug screen, and polygraph.  Dates TBA. 

    Persons interested in this exciting opportunity should apply by submitting a letter of interest, résumé, and completed City of Edwardsville employment application to Edwardsville Police Department, 650 South 4th Street, Edwardsville, KS 66111.  Applications can be obtained from the Police Services Clerk at (913) 356-6054, by downloading the application form from the City’s website at www.edwardsvilleks.org, or request via email at ekrauze@edwardsvilleks.org. EOE
  • 05/24/2023 6:01 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Russell is seeking professional and community-oriented individuals for a full-time School Resource Officer. 

    The City of Russell is situated at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and US Highway 281.  We are a community that is dedicated to family, friends and neighbors, where generations care for each other.  We are One Russell, building a self-reliant future.  We are home.  

    The City of Russell offers a very progressive benefit package. Benefits include vacation and sick leave, family health insurance, family dental and vision plans, KPERS retirement program, and several other optional benefit programs.

    Under the supervision of the Police Captain, the school resource officer performs a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws and prevention of crimes. This employee will be primarily assigned to USD 407 for the purpose of providing highly responsible law enforcement work within the schools to maintain a safe, secure, and orderly learning environment for students, staff, and patrons. The employee will create and foster a positive relationship between law enforcement and the youth of the community. 

    KS-CPOST Certification and three years of experience as a certified law enforcement officer. Must obtain Basic School Resource Officer certification within 12 months of hire.

    Applicants must establish residency within the City of Russell 6 months from the hire date. Pre-employment background check, drug screening and job placement assessment are required.

    Applications and a full job description may be obtained at www.russellcity.org or at The City of Russell, 133 W. 8th, Russell, KS  67665.  Completed applications may be submitted in person, online, faxed to 785-483-4397 or emailed to alice@russellcity.org

    This position is open until filled.

    Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.


  • 05/22/2023 7:33 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

    The City of Tonganoxie currently has a vacant Police Officer position.  Minimum Requirements for Position: Applicants must be 21 years of age, a United States Citizen, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and good moral character.  Applicant cannot have felony or domestic violence arrests. Law Enforcement certified preferred but not mandatory.  The city of Tonganoxie is based on the west side of the Kansas City metro area just minutes from the Legends shopping area, Nascar track and tons of entertainment. We have excellent schools including one of the state’s largest elementary schools. Officers work 12 hour shifts with every other weekend off. We have 13 full time certified Officers and 1-3 part time Officers. We offer bonuses for FTO and school resource officer with advancement opportunities to Corporal and Sergeant.

    See the job description for Police Officer for more detailed information via City of Tonganoxie website.  Any entry-level applicants are eligible to begin as a Police Trainee and must complete the police academy and field officer training within six months to be eligible for promotion to the Police Officer position.

    The Police Officer annual salary begins at $46,561 but experience and education may dictate a higher range for lateral candidates.

    To apply, please submit a City of Tonganoxie Police Employment Application to Dan Porter, Assistant City Manager, at dporter@tonganoxie.org. Applications may also be mailed or delivered to 526 E. 4th Street, PO Box 326, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.

    The position is open until filled.

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