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Police Officer, Goddard Police Department

07/10/2024 7:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The City of Goddard, Kansas (pop. 6,300) is presently accepting applications for a full time Police Officer. Goddard is a vibrant community, growing and accessible, the destination for a family oriented, active lifestyle. Goddard was once named the fastest growing community in Kansas by the US Census Bureau and is now poised for more significant growth as the fastest growing city in Sedgwick County. 

The Goddard Police Department provides professional police services to provide for the safety and security of our citizens. This agency is staffed with 14 full-time commissioned Law Enforcement Officers and 1 civilian Police Service Officer. Employees respond to requests of citizens assistance and act as necessary for the protection of life and property. Work involves an element of danger and requires the use of judgment, knowledge and skills in law enforcement procedures and policies. Responsibilities also include preliminary investigation at crime scenes and detailed documentation.  

Essential Functions

  • Patrol areas of the city either by patrol vehicle, bicycle, or on foot to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, and to enforce motor vehicle and parking regulations and correct traffic hazards.

  • Answer calls and complaints received by radio, telephone, or in person involving emergency, disorder, and crime.

  • Interview people with complaints or inquiries, take statements and tend to proper disposition of the information or direct them to proper authorities.

  • Conduct preliminary investigations, gather evidence, and locate witnesses.

  • Make arrests and/or take prisoners to jail.

  • Appear in court to present evidence and/or testify as required.

  • Conduct police-related community awareness and public relations work.

  • May administer basic first aid.

  • Conduct preliminary investigations, locate witnesses, affect arrests. 

  • Interview people with complaints or inquiries and make proper disposition or direct them to proper authorities.

  • Conduct preliminary investigations of major crimes or felonies.

  • Serve criminal processes including warrants and subpoenas, testify as a witness in court.

  • Maintain records, prepare reports and perform other clerical duties.

  • Locate, process, identify, collect, and preserve physical evidence.

  • Ensure prisoners are charged and transported to proper facilities.

  • Process crime scenes for latent fingerprint and palm print impressions and photograph all pertinent evidence.

  • Attend classes, conferences, or seminars as assigned, deemed necessary to the best interests of the city and department.

  • Attend training to retain certifications.

  • Ensure 40 hours of in-service training is completed each year of employment.

  • Perform related work as required and directed.

  • The examples of work performed are not intended to be all-inclusive. The City of Goddard reserves the right to assign additional duties as needed.

Pay starts at $45,760 annually for non-commissioned employees. Pay increases to $49,940 after completion of KLETC and receiving certification. Commissioned experience can be taken into consideration for increased pay rate at the discretion of the Chief of Police. 

Candidates recommended for hire will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen, polygraph or CVSA, psychological, and physical exams.


  • Health Insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield: City pays 100% of insurance premiums for employee and approximately 80% of insurance premiums for spouse and dependents

  • Optional Dental Insurance available

  • Paid Vacation/Sick leave

  • KP&F (Kansas Police and Fire Retirement Program)

  • Uniforms, weapons, gear provided

  • Monthly allotment of practice ammunition provided

  • Optional 457 Tax Deferred Retirement

  • Paid local health club membership

  • 40hr work week consisting of four, 10-hour shifts

  • Shift Differential Pay for evening and overnight shifts

  • Take-Home vehicle issued upon completion of probation

  • Assigned patrol rifle for each commissioned department member

  • 30-minute residency requirement from Goddard


Go to EMPLOYMENT link and there you will find the posting with an icon for Job Opportunities. Click on the link to the right of the job description (GPD Initial application) and follow the instructions for submitting your application. For clarifying questions, please contact Chief Lance Beagley at lbeagley@goddardks.gov

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