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Police Officer, Norton Police Department

04/07/2024 8:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Norton is located in Norton County, Kansas. Our community borders Nebraska and we are the fourth county east of Colorado. The Prairie Dog State Park (Sebelius Reservoir) is located 4 miles west of Norton, offering great camping, boating and is one of the top fishing lakes in the state of Kansas. The area offers great hunting too!  South of Norton is one of the most highly maintained 9-hole golf courses in the area.  Norton also offers an exceptional school system. U.S. Highways 36 and 283 intersect in the middle of Norton, offering plenty of opportunity for drug interdiction and officer-initiated activities. 

Here are some of the benefits our officers enjoy:

  • KP&F Retirement

  • Great benefits package, including family insurance through Blue Cross and Blue Shield, retirement, paid leave including two discretionary days, nine paid holidays, and paid maternity/paternity leave

  • Updated fleet and equipment, including new mobile data terminals (MDT’s) in vehicles and a new body camera system

  • Take-home car

  • External ballistic carriers personally fitted to each officer

  • Updated weapon systems that include handguns with red dot optics, Taser 7 CEW’s, patrol rifles and less lethal shotguns

  • Training opportunities designed to both improve your skills as an officer and fulfill your personal interests in policing

  • Supportive community and City Council

  • Family-oriented and inclusive work environment

Shifts:  Our officers primarily work 12-hour shifts that allow for every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off regardless of seniority level.  Most shifts are designed to include two patrol officers.   

Salary:  The range for this position is $23.07 to $33.57/hour, depending on education and previous law enforcement experience and/or certifications. There is additional compensation through opportunities for overtime and shift differential as well. 

Benefits:  The Norton Police Department offers an excellent benefit package that includes single or family health, vision and dental insurance, KP&F retirement, personal days, paid vacation, paid sick leave, and paid holidays. The City of Norton now offers 4 weeks of paid maternity leave and 1 week of paid paternity leave.  We also offer an optional 457 deferred compensation plan and supplemental insurance plans.

Moving Expenses:  Currently offering up to $2,000 move reimbursement for applicants. 

Minimum Requirements:  This position requires a willingness to work all rotating shifts, including days, afternoons and evenings, plus weekends and holidays.  Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED (college preferred) and no felony convictions. Applicants must be able to pass an oral board interview, psychological examination, extensive background check, drug screen and physical. The applicant is encouraged to live within the city limits of Norton, however, a living requirement of up to 5 miles out of the city limits is allowed. Requires the possession of a valid Kansas driver’s license in good standing, by the date of hire. No Brady/Giglio issues.

Applying:  For more information, please email police@cityofnorton.com or call us at 785-877-5010.  You may apply at https://www.cityofnorton.com/FormCenter/Citizen-Requests-3/Norton-Police-Department-Officer-Applica-45.  Position open until filled.    

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