Provides law enforcement and public safety services to the community, to include enforcement of criminal statutes and ordinances, making arrests as required, traffic enforcement, crime prevention, patrol activity, accident investigation, resolution of domestic and other disturbances, prosecution support, and non-criminal public safety services. An individual holding the position of police officer shall be responsible for the efficient performance of required duties in conformance with the Department rules, regulations and policies.
UPDATED PAY RANGE - EFFECTIVE 01/01/2023
POLICE OFFICER - $56,871 - $76,776 ANNUAL SALARY - Based on Qualifications
POLICE OFFICER/MPO - $62,558 - $84,453 ANNUAL SALARY - Based on Qualifications
Hiring Bonus! $2500 upon successful employment hiring and $2500 after completion of two years of employment.
Exceptional Employment Package
Employee Benefits offered by the City of Prairie Village:
- Increased starting salary based on relevant experience and education
- Retirement 50% of salary at 20 yrs of service, 62.5% of salary at 25 yrs of service, 75% of salary at 30 yrs of service
- Educational Reimbursement - 50% of tuition annually
- Eligible to apply for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) for Public Service
- Supplemental Retirement options with City Match Deferred Compensation Plans
- Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Unused sick leave incentive program
- Time in Service Awards at each 3 years of employment
- Paid Parental Leave for 8 weeks, Paid Military Leave
- Individual health, dental and vision plans paid in FULL by City
- Life and Long Term Disability Insurance paid in FULL by City
- All equipment provided by City
- 24 hour access to City fitness facility
Entry-level officers shall generally be assigned as uniformed Patrol officers. A police officer is expected to perform duties with a high degree of independence and proper judgment. An officer must exercise authority consistent with the obligations in the International Association of Chiefs of Police Code of Ethics. They must remain accountable to superior officers and promptly obey legitimate orders. Officers holding the position of officer may also be required to carry out the duties and responsibilities of any of the following assignments with the agency:
- School Resource Officer;
- D.A.R.E. Officer;
- Crime Prevention Officer;
- Field Training Officer;
- Special Investigations Officer;
- Special Operations Officer;
- Traffic Unit Officer, and
- Other duties as required and assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of college, military duty, or relevant work experience are desirable but not required. Must be at least 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen. No felony convictions. Felony arrests and misdemeanor convictions will be subject to review if involving drug/alcohol violations, assault/battery violations, or any crime involving moral turpitude violations. Possession of a valid driver’s license.
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Deadline to Apply: 04/30/2023