General Definition of Work
Performs intermediate protective service work protecting and serving the citizens, businesses, and property-owners of the City by preserving order and enforcing applicable Federal, State, and local laws. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Sergeant.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Performs patrol duties during a specific period in assigned police equipment; examines premises of unoccupied buildings to detect any suspicious conditions; investigates suspicious conditions and complaints; intervenes in domestic disputes; search for, collects, and identifies evidence found at crime scenes; makes arrests of individuals in violation of laws and ordinances.
- Operates patrol vehicles, computers, firearms, radio equipment, cameras, surveillance equipment, and other law enforcement equipment; communicates with dispatchers.
- Assists in investigating traffic crimes; enforces traffic laws and issue traffic citations for violations.
- Assists in complex investigations of criminal activity.
- Prepares required reports; delivers verbal and written information.
- Appears and testifies in court.
- Assists or acts as Animal Control Officer as needed or in his/her absence.
- Performs other duties and activities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of or ability to develop a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, firearms, law enforcement techniques, computer applications; working knowledge of chemicals for drug testing, and good skill and working knowledge of mathematics; excellent public relations, organizational, verbal and written communication skill; ability to learn to administer CPR, operate patrol vehicles, computers, firearms, radar and communications equipment, and other law enforcement equipment; ability to judge distances, to understand and anticipate problems, to enforce applicable Federal, State, and local laws; ability to interpret written instructions, maps, manuals, and reports; ability to testify credibly in a court of law and possess no Brady/Giglio material to impeach or impair credibility; ability to demonstrate leadership, management, and technical skills through effective collaboration, team resources, progressive decision making, and personal responsibility; ability to be committed to the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the City of Bonner Springs; ability to obey and comply with all City ordinances and policies.
Experience: No previous law enforcement experience is required. Employee is expected to acquire the necessary information and skills to perform the job well within one year of employment. ***Special salary considerations for Kansas Certified Police Officers*** Education: High school diploma or GED is required. A technical degree or significant college coursework in a relevant or related field is preferred. License/Certification: The employee must have a valid driver's license. Graduation from a Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center within one year of employment is required. Previous Graduation from a recognized Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center is preferred.
Police Officer Employment Automatic Disqualifiers: Employment at a law enforcement agency involves public trust. Only those individuals whose conduct, character, and behavior do not discredit either themselves or the Bonner Springs Police Department (BSPD) will be employed by the BSPD. The BSPD employment process will address the integrity, ethical conduct, honesty, prejudices, financial responsibility, and past conduct or behavior of all applicants. Generally, the following may be considered to be disqualifiers for employment. This list is not comprehensive in that other factors, alone or cumulative, may preclude employment with the BSPD: Any felony conviction, diversion, pending action, or arrest without disposition. Any sexually motivated crime or other offense requiring registration. Any crime involving violence within the last five (5) years. Any pending criminal charge for a violation that would otherwise be considered to be a disqualifier. Any crime related to domestic violence or stalking incident. Any perjury. Any theft, fraud, or crime of deception within the last five (5) years. Any official misconduct as defined in KSA 21-6002. Any criminal activity that is inconsistent with the ethical standards of the BSPD. Marijuana and unlawful use of prescription drugs: Any disclosure of abuse or recreational use within last five (5) years. Any drug violation other than marijuana or prescription drugs: Any disclosure of abuse or recreational use within the last ten (10) years. Any dishonorable discharge from the military. Any substantive criminal associations within the last five (5) years or while employed with a criminal justice agency. Any substantive and intentional failure to disclose information pertinent to the pre-employment background investigation. Any participation, membership, support, solicitation, or intentional contribution to any terrorist organization or any organization espousing any intent to overthrow the government. Any current status as a defendant to a restraining order, protection from abuse (PFA) order, or protection from stalking (PFS) order. Any documented or disclosed gambling problems within the last five (5) years. Any failure to comply with local, state, or federal tax requirement. Any permanent, chronic, or recurring physical or mental condition that would preclude the applicant from performing the essential duties of his or her position and for which there is no reasonable accommodation. Any disciplinary action pertaining to an issue of credibility [Brady/Giglio Material]. Any history of traffic violations that may put the driver's license of the candidate at risk of suspension or revocation. Other actions or omissions as determined by the Chief or his designee to be incompatible with the mission of the BSPD.
Salary $48,000-$68,500 DOQ
Apply at: https://www.bonnersprings.org/
Open Until Filled