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Patrol Officer, Kansas City, Kansas Police Department

01/02/2022 4:04 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

This is an entry level position responsible for answering calls for service, patrolling, conducting accident investigations and complaints, enforcing ordinances, regulations and laws, and maintaining community relationships with our citizens. Work is performed under the supervision of a field supervisor and command structure.

Upon successful completion of the hiring process, and while waiting for a Police Academy class to commence, an applicant may be hired as an Auxiliary Officer. The Auxiliary Officer position is designed to familiarize the individual with the day-to- day operations of a police department. Auxiliary Officers are assigned to various assignments within the Police Department, while waiting for the Police Academy to start. The Auxiliary Officer will learn valuable skills that will prepare them for the Police Academy and their career in law enforcement.

Applicants applying for the position of Patrol Officer will be required to pass a written examination and physical agility examination. Applicants passing both the written and physical agility test will proceed to a board interview. Once an Academy start date has been determined, a group of applicants will be selected to move forward to the background check and CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analysis). Applicants selected for a conditional offer of employment will participate in post offer testing to include a psychological evaluation (which includes a written assessment and Clinical Assessment Interview with department psychologist) and physical and drug screen. Applicant must be a resident of Wyandotte County OR willing to relocate within 12 months from date of hire. Applicants hired as an Auxiliary Officer, while awaiting Police Academy training, will receive pay and benefits as a Civilian employee. Auxiliary Officers do not earn department seniority until completion of the Police Academy.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be a United States Citizen, possess a valid driver’s license, good moral character, vision at least 20/100 correctable to 20/30 with normal color vision, at least 20 years of age at the time of application, high school diploma or GED. Applicants should refer to K.S.A. 74-5605 for a full listing of disqualifiers for the State of Kansas Peace Officers. Applicants with current Law Enforcement Certification with one to five years of  patrol/field experience from any recognized law enforcement agency (lateral transfer officers) may, at the department’s discretion, be sent through an abbreviated academy with KCKPD lasting approximately five weeks. All lateral applicants must submit official department training records and resume. The original completion certificate from the issuing agency is required at the time of application.

Recruit Patrol Officer: $4,167.70 per month 

Testing for the position of Patrol Officer will be conducted on a monthly basis. Applicants sitting for the written examination are required to score 70% or above and pass the physical agility within 1:37 seconds in order to proceed in the process. Applicants not receiving the minimum score will be allowed to re-test up to 2 more times. Retests will need to be completed within a 12 month time frame. Applicants are required to submit an application along with required documentation prior to the testing deadline to reserve a seat.  Seats  are limited to 25 per test dates. Confirmation of  test location and time will be provided to the applicant at time of application. Testing dates are subject to change. Failure to attend any portion of the testing will result in disqualification. If disqualified, applicants will be required to wait six months to reapply.

Anticipated hire date is July 2022.

For more information and to apply visit https://www.kckpd.org/careers.html.


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