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Police Captain, Spring Hill Police Department

08/27/2021 6:08 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

As one of the fastest growing cities in Kansas. Spring Hill is located in Johnson and Miami County, near Kansas City. The Spring Hill Police Department is currently recruiting qualified candidates for Police Captain, who will act as second in command for the department. 

The City of Spring Hill (pop. 7,800) is seeking a progressive and innovative individual committed to the professional development of policing for the department, themselves and their personnel. At 8.4-square-miles, the City maintains a tight-knit and peaceful community which recognizes and appreciates the value of its Police Department. The Spring Hill Police Department utilizes up to date technology and equipment, promotes strong employee rapport, provides excellent benefits, competitive wages and enjoys a great relationship with the community, making us the place to be and work in Johnson County, KS.

Pay, Education & Experience:

$32.84 to $44.34 per hour.   We offer excellent comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid leave and KP&F retirement.  

Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Criminology, Police Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration or other relevant field. Experience may substitute for degree at a one to one ratio.  Requires the possession of a valid driver’s license in good standing; must be certified by Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission.

Must successfully pass a polygraph exam, police background check, drug screen and physical exam prior to employment. 


  • 8  years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience in all major phases of police work 

  • 5 years supervisory experience


  • 10  years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience in all major phases of police work 

  • 7 years supervisory experience

  • Leadership certification through FBI-LEEDA, Southern Police Institute, FBI-National Academy, Northwestern or similar program.   

Brief Description of Duties:

The Captain will work closely with the Chief of Police to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the police department to meet both the current and future needs of the community. He/she will coordinate activities with those of other City departments; and provide highly responsible and technical assistance to the Chief of Police. This is an exempt position regarding the provisions of the FLSA.

The ideal Police Captain will demonstrate the highest level of integrity, and work effectively to continuously improve police operations and public safety. The candidate will be open and approachable, a clear communicator, and visible in the community. He/she will be skilled at utilizing best practices in community-oriented policing, crime prevention, investigations and youth and school involvement. The ideal candidate will earn the respect of his/her officers and civilian staff, fellow Spring Hill employees, elected officials, members of the public, and colleagues in the law enforcement community. He/she will be professional with experience in areas of police operations, especially community policing, media relations, patrol, and investigations. He/she will have a working knowledge of records and property management. 

Desired Characteristics and abilities

Innovative: - Enjoys discovering new ways to expand or improve an operation or services and has demonstrated and can articulate contributions to the law enforcement profession and community.

Leadership/Supervisory – Has natural abilities to motivate people to want to follow his/her lead.

Technical – Ability to collect and analyze data and use computer technology.

Interpersonal Skills – Tactful, consistent, relatable, firm and fair. Is respectful with the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, community organizations, local businesses, governmental agencies and the public.

Police Captain cont.

Organizational Support – Strong organization skills, follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, supports organization's goals and values and is an effective team player.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include, but are not limited to the following characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.

  • Manages services and activities of the Police Department; participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends, administers and revises policies and procedures; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and standard operating procedures; 

  • Determines appropriate staffing levels, plans, assigns, directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; ensures compliance with and enforcement of applicable federal, state, county and city laws/ordinances.

  • Coordinates the selection, orientation, training, and evaluation of police programs; provides positive motivation for employee performance.

  • Responds to difficult inquiries and requests for information; assists in the resolution of citizen complaints; conducts and oversees sensitive and complex internal and external investigations

  • Serves on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; interacts with the community and provides excellent customer service.

  • Collaborates with other law enforcement services to ensure community events are safe.

  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of federal, state, county, and city laws/ordinances; maintains an awareness of new technologies, equipment, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends conferences, workshops and training sessions.

  • May act as Chief of Police in the absence of the Chief of Police.

  • Participate in community activities, such as coffee with a cop, city festivals, and other sponsored events.

Duties, responsibilities, scheduling, shift assignments and work location, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Work hours

General hours 08:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays, with some weekend or evening assignments as needed.

Application Process:

Candidates must submit a completed online application and provide a current resume.

Complete our online application and upload your cover letter and resume at https://www.springhillks.gov/.   

Paper applications printed from https://www.springhillks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/678/Employment-Application?bidId= .  

Send completed application, cover letter, and resume to: 

Human Resources
City of Spring Hill
401 N. Madison St.
P.O. Box 424
Spring Hill, KS 66083

This position will be open until filled.  First review of applications will be Sept 10, 2021. 

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