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Police Officer, Parsons Police Department

01/14/2024 5:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Parsons Police Department is expanding and is recruiting for both recruit and lateral (experienced) police officers. As a community-oriented police agency we subscribe to a ‘guardian philosophy’ of policing. A recent community survey gave the agency a 96% favorable rating in our service provided to the community. The men and women of the Parsons Police Department are committed to our values of Pride, Professionalism and Dedication. 

The City of Parsons is the 37th largest city in Kansas and is the largest community in Labette County. Parsons schools are routinely rated as superior, housing prices are affordable, and Parsons retains a small-town feel.

The Parsons Police Department is a 28-sworn member agency that is in the self-assessment phase of accreditation with the Kansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (KLEAP). A new 50,000 sq foot Public Safety Center is in the planning stages (and purchased, architectural designs completed). A new 300-degree use of force simulator has been installed, the regional KLETC Training Center is operating in a police annex, and half of the agency employees hold one or more instructor ratings. 

Patrol officers work a 12-hour shift working only 15 days a month. Officers also enjoy excellent benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, KP&F retirement, vacation, holidays, sick leave, and there are additional monthly incentives for selected instructor ratings, FTO’s and special assignments that can total up to a maximum of $5,400 in annual incentive pay.

Free tuition paid at Labette Community College to obtain as associate degree.

The starting wage for non-certified candidates (Officer 1) starts at $42,995. Certified candidates are given credit for prior service and can fall into the Officer 1 range that tops out at $49,123 or be considered for the Officer 2 range ($55,841 with a top out at $63,688), depending on experience and qualifications.

For more information about the department, visit: www.parsonspd.com 

TYPE  Full Time

SALARY  The starting wage for non-certified candidates is $18.99 hr., increasing to $19.97 hr. at 6 months. Certified candidates can earn a starting wage ranging from 21.05 to 28.65 hr., depending on experience and qualifications. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include, high school or GED diploma, 21-years of age at time of appointment, no felony or DV history. A list of disqualifiers is available at: www.parsonspd.com/background-issues-that-disqualify-candidates.  Able to pass; written aptitude test (waived for laterals), interview board, polygraph VSA truth verification test, extensive background check, drug screen, physical, and psychological testing. A physical ability test may be required of recruit candidates.

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION  All applications and resumes should be submitted through: www.parsonspd.com/employment    

Applications accepted year-round.

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