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Police Officer, Johnson County Park Police Department

01/30/2023 6:20 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

Do you enjoy the outdoors?   Would you like to work in parks all day?  Does community-centered policing excite you?  If so, apply with the Johnson County Park Police Department, a state certified law enforcement agency. The Johnson County Park Police Department offers one of law enforcement's most unique and rewarding career paths. Our Park Police Officers provide law enforcement services for millions of park visitors each year.  They patrol nearly 10,000 acres of park land, water impoundments, and associated recreational facilities.  Park Police Officers also present a large variety of environmental and cultural interpretation programs ranging from living history to live wildlife presentations and hands-on ecology offerings.  

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) provides excellent health and recreational benefits to our employees.  

  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

  • JCPRD Program Discounts

  • KP&F Retirement Program

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance

  • JCPRD Fitness Centers

  • Tuition Reimbursement

The starting wage for an applicant begins at $28.50 per hour (non-certified).   Certified officers please ask.  


  • United States Citizenship

  • Minimum 21 years of age 

  • Able to pass a thorough background investigation including state and national fingerprint checks. 

  • No felony convictions

  • No domestic violence convictions, diversions, or expungements

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Good moral character

  • Be able to complete a psychological evaluation to determine that the applicant does not have a mental or personality disorder that would adversely affect the applicant’s ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer. 

  • Be free of any physical or mental condition that might adversely affect the performance of a police officer’s duties. 

Preference Given:  A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience and/or Kansas Law Enforcement Certification.   

For more information, contact Officer Rich Britain at 913-826-3483 or by email at rich.britain@jocogov.org or Officer Scot Zelle at 913-826-3500 or by email at scot.zelle@jocogov.org.  

You may apply on-line through the Johnson County Park and Recreation District Human Resources Office at https://www.jcprd.com/jobs

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