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Police Officer, McPherson Police Department

02/10/2024 6:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The McPherson Police Department is seeking highly motivated people, with a desire to serve our community as full-time Police Patrol Officers. Serving as Police Patrol Officer is challenging but will provide you with many opportunities for professional growth. The McPherson Police Department has a wide range of opportunities for advancement and specialization within the Patrol, Operations, and Administrations Bureaus to serve, including Investigations, Special Response Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, Bike Patrol, Honor/Color Guard Team, Critical Incident Stress Management/Peer Support Team, Firearms Instruction, Defensive Tactics Instruction, D.A.R.E. Officer, School Resource Officer, and Social Media Team.

The City of McPherson is centrally located in the United States and within the State of Kansas, at the intersection of I-135 and US-56. Those selected to fill open positions will be enforcing local, state, and federal laws, as well as investigating crimes, enforcing traffic regulations, investigating traffic collisions, and assisting the public. State certified officers are preferred, however basic Law Enforcement Academy Training (KLETC) will be provided. Included is a generous benefits package, paid holidays, sick, and vacation time. Qualified applicants must have above-average written and verbal skills. The McPherson Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Requirements: The State of Kansas requires a sworn officer to bea U.S. Citizen, 21 years, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. We prefer applicants with a college degree. Applicants must have a clean criminal record, and vision correctable to 20/20. Applicant must pass a written test, physical agility test, background investigation, oral interview, and additional conditional job testing. Work schedule requires weekends, holidays, rotating shift work, overtime, and court appearances. Residency within 35 miles of the McPherson City Limits must be established within six months of hire.

Applicants must not have any Brady/Giglio material in their background to be eligible for hire.

Salary Information

Entry Level: $21.53 hourly (Actual starting rate depends on experience).

Top Pay: $28.18 hourly


The City of McPherson provides, as a sampling, the following benefits for full-time employees:

  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Employee Sick Leave Time (including optional family Sick Leave)
  • Paid Injury Leave
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Health & Dental Insurances
  • Vision insurance
  • KP&F Retirement Programs
  • Optional ING Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan)
  • Death Benefit
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development assistance

Expected hours: 40 – 60 per week


  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overtime

Application Question(s):

  • In the State of Kansas, you must be 21 years of age to be a Law Enforcement Officer. Are you at least 21 years old or older(Answer Yes or No)?
  • What is your driver's license number?
  • What state issued your driver's license?
  • Have you ever been arrested? If yes, please explain.
  • Have you ever been convicted, been placed on diversion, or do you have any expunged convictions for any crime? If yes, please explain.
  • Have you in the past or are you currently involved in any civil litigation? If yes, please explain.
  • As the driver of a motor vehicle, have you been involved in any traffic accidents? If yes, where, when, and how many?
  • Have you received any traffic citations/tickets? If yes, when, where, and what for?
  • By submitting my application, I authorize the investigation of the information I supplied in my application by the McPherson Police Department to verify its accuracy. I further authorize the McPherson Police Department to conduct job-related inquiries necessary to determine my eligibility for the position I am applying for.
  • The City of McPherson has a residency requirement, requiring Officers to live within 35 miles of the McPherson city limits. This 35 mile limit includes Hutchinson and Newton to the south, Marion to the east, Lyons and Sterling to the west, and Salina to the north. Are you willing to relocate to meet the residency requirement within 6 months of hire? If you already live within 35 miles of McPherson, mark yes.


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • English (Required)

*To see what our application process looks like, visit https://youtu.be/kFwMfKJDg3U.

*Applicants must apply for this position at www.ksgovjobs.com

For further information, please contact Captain Mark Brinck at (620) 245-1200

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach the employer directly to request this as Indeed is not responsible for the employer's application process.

CLOSING DATE: January 1, 2025

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