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Police Officer, Ellsworth Police Department

03/31/2024 8:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The City of Ellsworth (pop 3000+) is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  Ellsworth is conveniently located only 7 miles from I-70, and 45 minutes from Salina and Great Bend, along with only a 30 min drive to two Kansas reservoirs (Wilson and Kanopolis).

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 (see below). 

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

Starting January 2024, the Ellsworth Police Department began participating in the Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) retirement system.  If you have not considered your current (KPERS) retirement plan, please do.  KP&F offers such a better return on investment and stability. 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.

Minimum requirements:

High School diploma or equivalent, valid Kansas driver's license or ability to obtain one, no residency requirement however the ability to respond in a timely is required.  KLETC certification is preferred but not mandatory as we will train the right person.  Must pass a background, medical check, and drug screen.  Applicants must meet all requirements with KSA: 74-5605. The City of Ellsworth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For questions, please call the Ellsworth Police Department at (785)-472-5110.

To obtain an application and information packet email ewkspd1@ellsworthks.net 

Position open until filled.

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