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Police Officer (Lateral Entry), Bonner Springs Police Department

07/07/2019 7:27 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

Located in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Bonner Springs has a population of 7,500. The Bonner Springs Police Department is seeking to hire the most qualified men and women including those with current police officer experience in the position of Police Officer.

SALARY:  Depends on Qualifications

Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Certified Officers will fall into Grade 10 which has an annual salary range of $46,692-$66,571 depending on your years of experience, qualifications and education. Officers are also afforded many opportunities for off-duty overtime earnings.


EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Demonstrates leadership, management, and technical skills through effectively ensuring enforcement of applicable City laws and City Ordinances, and the general protection of life and property within the city.


  • Exhibits behavior consistent with mission, vision, and strategic direction of the City of Bonner Springs
  • Enforce applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to provide excellent customer service by willingly providing the general public assistance questions, concerns and complaints regarding laws and ordinances.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Community by participating in various public education and awareness or public relations events or programs.


  • Participate in volunteer advisory work groups and report back to Major or Chief.
  • Contribute to the development of staff by participating in training activities up to and including becoming a subject trainer.
  • Contributes to the overall safety of City employees by following all safety procedures and being aware of problems and being willing to make suggestions for improvement.


  • Perform patrol duties during a specific period in assigned police equipment.
  • Operate patrol vehicles, computers, firearms, radio equipment, cameras, surveillance equipment, and other law enforcement equipment.
  • Examine premises of unoccupied buildings to detect any suspicious conditions.
  • Investigate suspicious conditions and complaints.
  • Search for, collect, and identify evidence found at crime scenes.
  • Make arrests of individuals who violate laws and ordinances.
  • Testify in court as the arresting officer.
  • Intervene in domestic disputes.
  • Enforce traffic laws and issue traffic citations for violations.
  • Operate radio transmittal equipment, and communicates with dispatchers.
  • Prepare required reports accurately and clearly.
  • Assist or act as animal control officer as needed or in his/her absence.
  • Assist in investigating traffic crimes.
  • Testify credibly in a court of law.
  • Regular and punctual attendance.
  • Correct and timely completion of time reporting sheets.
  • Obey and comply with all City ordinances and policies.
  • Assist other departments and perform other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.


Experience: Previous law enforcement experience is required. Applicant is expected to produce proof of completion of a full time police officer certification program honored and accepted by the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training.

Education: High school diploma or GED is required. A technical degree or significant college coursework in a relevant or related field is preferred.

License/Certification: The employee must have a valid driver's license. Out of State full time certified police officer applicants will be expected to attend and successfully complete Reciprocity Certification from a Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center within one year of employment as required.

Background Investigation: Applicant will be expected to successfully pass a personal background.

Physical/Drug Screening: Applicant will be expected to successfully pass a physical and drug screening.

Psychological Evaluation: Applicant will be expected to successfully pass a psychological evaluation.

Polygraph: Applicant will be expected to successfully pass a pre-employment polygraph examination.


Police Officer Employment Automatic Disqualifiers

Employment at a law enforcement agency involves public trust. Only those individuals whose conduct, character, and behavior do not discredit either themselves or the Bonner Springs Police Department (BSPD) will be employed by the BSPD. The BSPD employment process will address the integrity, ethical conduct, honesty, prejudices, financial responsibility, and past conduct or behavior of all applicants. Generally, the following may be considered to be disqualifiers for employment. This list is not comprehensive in that other factors, alone or cumulative, may preclude employment with the BSPD:

  • Any felony conviction, diversion, pending action, or arrest without disposition.
  • Any sexually motivated crime or other offense requiring registration.
  • Any crime involving violence within the last five (5) years.
  • Any pending criminal charge for a violation that would otherwise be considered to be a disqualifier.
  • Any crime related to domestic violence or stalking incident.
  • Any perjury.
  • Any theft, fraud, or crime of deception within the last five (5) years.
  • Any official misconduct as defined in KSA 21-6002.
  • Any criminal activity that is inconsistent with the ethical standards of the BSPD.
  • Marijuana and unlawful use of prescription drugs: Any disclosure of abuse or recreational use within last five (5) years.
  • Any drug violation other than marijuana or prescription drugs: Any disclosure of abuse or recreational use within the last ten (10) years.
  • Any dishonorable discharge from the military.
  • Any substantive criminal associations within the last five (5) years or while employed with a criminal justice agency.
  • Any substantive and intentional failure to disclose information pertinent to the pre-employment background investigation.
  • Any participation, membership, support, solicitation, or intentional contribution to any terrorist organization or any organization espousing any intent to overthrow the government.
  • Any current status as a defendant to a restraining order, protection from abuse (PFA) order, or protection from stalking (PFS) order.
  • Any documented or disclosed gambling problems within the last five (5) years.
  • Any failure to comply with local, state, or federal tax requirement.
  • Any permanent, chronic, or recurring physical or mental condition that would preclude the applicant from performing the essential duties of his or her position and for which there is no reasonable accommodation.
  • Any disciplinary action pertaining to an issue of credibility [Brady/Giglio Material].
  • Any history of traffic violations that may put the driver's license of the candidate at risk of suspension or revocation.
  • Other actions or omissions as determined by the Chief or his designee to be incompatible with the mission of the BSPD.



200 E. Third Street
Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed weekly.

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