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Police Officer, Ellsworth Police Department

02/21/2023 5:40 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

The City of Ellsworth (pop 3000+) is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  This position will be responsible for conducting law enforcement duties to include but not limited to patrol, investigations, as well as other assigned duties.  The Ellsworth Police Department covers the community 24 hours a day seven days a week utilizing 12 hour shifts.  Shift schedules are normally comprised of two days on, two days off, then three days on which reverse every week.  The Ellsworth Police Department is comprised of 7 F/T Officers (including Chief) and 1 Court Clerk.

Hours: Full Time

Salary: Starting salary for a non-certified law enforcement officer (Police Officer 1A) is $17 per hour. Starting salary for a certified law enforcement officer is dependent on qualifications. 

  • Police Officer IA $17-$20
  • Police Officer 1B $18-$22+
  • Police Officer II $18-$22+

The Ellsworth Police Department participates in the KPERS retirement system.  The City of Ellsworth has 8 paid holidays in addition to giving 2 personal paid  holidays each year.  The Department provides uniforms and equipment for each officer.

Qualifications: Applicants must:

  • be U.S. Citizens that are at least 21 years of age
  • possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • have the ability to obtain a valid Kansas Driver’s License
  • have no felony convictions, diversions or expunged records
  • no convictions for domestic battery (including expungements)
  • possess good moral character

Applicants with KLETC certification will be given preference.

Applicants will be required to pass physical agility test and an oral interview board. Final candidates will be required to pass an extensive background investigation. A conditional job offer requires the applicant pass a psychological evaluation, physical and drug test.

Applying: Applications may be pick up at the Ellsworth City Hall 121 W 1st Street, Ellsworth Police Department 207 N. Kansas Ave. Ellsworth Kansas 67439, or by emailing chaxton@ellsworthks.net

Questions please call the Police Department at (785)-472-5110.

Closes: 03-24-2023

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