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Police Officer, Basehor Police Department

02/10/2024 7:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The City of Basehor is hiring for a Police Officer. Basehor is a growing city in the southeast corner of Leavenworth County and is uniquely positioned with great accessibility to the Greater Kansas City Metro Area. Basehor is the 2nd fastest growing city in Kansas with a population of 5,000 or more. The population in Basehor is 6,896 residents and has increased in population by 48.9% in the last 10 years. Basehor is also the 2nd safest city in Kansas. The Basehor Police Department has 15 sworn officers, including the Police Chief.

Immediate Supervisor:  Police Sergeant

Status Classification:  Full Time (40 hrs/wk to include weekend and evenings)

Education:  High School Diploma/GED; Associate degree preferred

Experience: Some law enforcement experience preferred

Introductory Period:  One year or as stipulated at hire

Age Requirement: 21 years or older (State Requirement)

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Police Sergeant, the Police Officer protects and serves the citizens of Basehor.  This position provides citizen assistance, enforces all federal, state, and local laws, and performs patrol duties.  Making arrests, issuing traffic violations, and investigating crimes and accidents are primary responsibilities of this position.  This employee should possess good communication, and public relation skills. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances
  • Protects the life and property of citizens of Basehor; makes arrests, and issues traffic citations; performs routine patrol and traffic control duties, and prepares reports and files; investigates crime scenes, seizes, and preserves evidence; performs building checks
  • Assists ambulance crew as necessary; provides citizen assistance; responds to emergency situations, and performs CPR and First Aid as needed
  • Operates law enforcement equipment including patrol vehicles, firearms, and
  • communications
  • Interviews witnesses, suspects, and victims; serves warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents, testifies in court
  • Maintains (cleans) department equipment and vehicles
  • Conducts safety programs for the public
  • Performs animal control duties in the absence of the animal control officer
  • Provides security during various events
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Experience:  Full -time law enforcement experience is preferred.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment. KLETC training is required to be obtained or previously certified officers will be accepted.

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent and certification from a recognized Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center are required.  An Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or related degree is preferred. Continuing education as required annually and a valid Kansas Driver’s License is required.

Technical Skills: A thorough knowledge of all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, CPR and First Aid, law enforcement techniques, and mathematics is required.  This employee must be able to efficiently operate firearms, patrol vehicles, computers, two-way radios, radar equipment, breath analysis equipment, and other law enforcement equipment.  The ability to concentrate on tasks in the presence of distractions, to complete and check forms and documents, to understand and anticipate problems, and to read and interpret maps, manuals, legal documents, reports, and written instructions is required.  This employee should possess good public relation, oral and written communication skills.

Problem Solving: Problem solving is a factor in this position.  This employee encounters problems with domestic violence, citizen complaints, traffic violations, and criminal investigations.

Decision Making:  Decision making is a factor in this position.  This employee makes decisions about making arrests, investigating crimes and accidents, and performing daily duties in the safest and most efficient manner.

Supervision:  This employee works under the supervision of the Sergeant.  This officer has no supervisory duties.  

Financial Accountability:  This employee will make daily purchases related to operating a police vehicle while performing duties, such as gasoline.  This employee is responsible for safe operation of departmental equipment, however does not participate in the annual budget process.

Personal Relations:  Daily contact with the general public, co-workers, and supervisory personnel is expected.  Occasional contact with other city official, such as the Mayor, City Administrator and City Council.

Working Conditions:  Adverse working conditions exist within this position.  Exposure to hazardous chemicals, explosives, heights, excessive noise, and all types of weather conditions is expected.  This employee is exposed to an element of risk to personal safety.  This employee is exposed to bloodborne pathogens while investigating crime scenes, seizing and preserving evidence, and assisting ambulance crews.  This position will occasionally come in contact with angry citizens.

Salary: The salary range for this position starts at $51,200.00 annually with consideration of previous experience and qualifications. The City of Basehor offers a generous benefits package including retirement contributions, medical, dental, vision, and paid time off (PTO). 

How to Apply: Submit an Application for Employment to Katherine Renn, Basehor City Clerk, at krenn@cityofbasehor.org. In person applications may be submitted to the Basehor Police Department or Basehor City Hall.

Physical Requirements:  The ability to pass and maintain all physical requirements of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center is recommended (KLETC).

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