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Police Captain, Andover Police Department

12/24/2021 8:51 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

The Andover Police Department is interested in professional, highly motivated, problem solving & community oriented individuals for full-time Captain position.  The City of Andover is a rapidly growing, contemporary community, with excellent schools, located adjacent to Wichita; it is small town living at its finest, with many of the big city amenities.  The Andover Police Department is a 27-sworn member agency, with a strong community commitment, high integrity standards, a state-of-the-art facility and equipment, excellent benefits, KP&F retirement, and no residency requirements.  The Andover Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information about the department, visit at https://www.andoverks.com/96/Police-Department.   

This is a responsible, skilled, and administrative position, which performs a variety of complex supervisory and professional work responsibilities. The individual also assists the Police Chief in the overall Department operations.  

The employee in this position supports and promotes the organization’s mission and complies with its directives. He/she must be highly motivated and exhibit great personal initiative.  The employee is responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances and the protection of life and property in Andover. He/she may assume the responsibilities of “acting Chief,” as well as perform the duties of police officer and make presentations to the City Council as needed.  This position may require the employee to work long hours and/or scheduled days off, as needed.

TYPE:  Full Time


Salary exempt starting at $65,000 - $75,000. Applicants will be paid dependent on qualifications, years of experience and other certifications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves and protects the public through enforcement of all federal, state and local laws and ordinances, and ensures that all laws and ordinances are properly enforced. 

  • Plans, directs, inspects, evaluates and exercises general supervision over the personnel of the entire department, while directly supervising the personnel assigned to their assigned division.

  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere that promotes high integrity, morale and teamwork in subordinates.  

  • Directs investigation of major crime scenes and other major incidents requiring a police response as well as oversee the department personnel in the handling of routine duties and calls for service. 

  • Plans, coordinates and oversees the police response for all large scale special events in the City. 

  • Handles complaints, maintains discipline and the conduct and general behavior of assigned personnel as well as make hiring and termination recommendations to the Chief of Police.  

  • Conducts research, analysis and audits as part of the department’s development and review of policies and procedures; assuring compliance with established standards and submits reports on findings to the Chief of Police. 

  • Prepares, coordinates and maintains work schedules for personnel assigned to their division, which provide optimum effectiveness and efficiency as well as oversee training schedules for assigned personnel. 

  • Evaluates individual cases and statistical crime data, correlates information and assess trends, to ensure efficient use of all department resources. 

  • Responsible for the development of budgetary recommendations for their division, has limited control of expenditures of designated departmental funds, and assists the Chief of Police in the annual departmental budget process. 

  • Assists in establishing and makes recommendations on standards for entry, training and acceptable performance levels of personnel. 

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with, City officials, related agencies and the general public.

  • Other duties as required.


To be eligible to participate in the promotional process for the position of Captain, a candidate must have:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent in political science, criminal justice, public administration or related field required.

  • A Bachelor and/or Master Degree in public administration or criminal justice is preferred but not required.

  • Graduation from an advanced law enforcement leadership school such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, or Northwestern University Police Staff and Command is preferred.

  • 7 years of law enforcement experience, three years of supervisory experience equivalent to Lieutenant or similar level.

  • Any combination of the above at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

  • Must not have a felony conviction and no disqualifying criminal history within the past 10-years.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with no recent record of suspension or revocation of driver’s license in any state.

  • Graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) or equivalent with approved reciprocity by the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (KSCPOST) within one year of hire date.

  • Must maintain law enforcement training requirements as required by Kansas Statute 74-5607a(b).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, and equipment; applicable laws, ordinances and department rules and regulations; City of Andover geography (i.e. streets, alleys, buildings, businesses.)

  • Thorough knowledge of personnel management with the ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel; communicate effectively and give instruction orally and in writing.

  • Exercises sound judgment in evaluating and making decisions in both emergency and nonemergency situations.

  • Ability to manage large projects and act as incident commander during major incidents.

  • Ability to operate communications equipment, police weapons, and other related equipment.

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to pass and maintain all physical requirements and activities required by the law enforcement training center.  The ability to run and exert physical control over suspects and overcome obstacles.

  • Occasional maximum lift of 20 lbs from floor to waist; occasional forward reach; occasional crouch/bend; continuous bilateral hand coordination; continuous sit; occasional stand; occasional walk. 


All applications and resumes must be submitted through: 


CLOSING DATE:1/07/2022

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