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Police Officer, Belle Plaine Police Department

09/26/2019 7:35 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

Belle Plaine was founded in 1871 and incorporated in 1884.  Situated in a valley between the Arkansas and Ninnescah Rivers, Belle Plaine is just 20 miles south of Wichita.  The valley has a strong agricultural base with a wide variety of crops including wheat, making Sumner County the Wheat Capitol of Kansas.

Approximately 1600 people reside in Belle Plaine.  Belle Plaine is a wonderful place to raise a family because of the great schools and convenient hometown shopping.  Community Events during the year include the Tulip Time Festival in April, Miss Arkansas Valley Pageant, and the annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony. 


The Belle Plaine Police Department is looking to hire two (2) police officers for night shift. Officers work 12 hour shifts and the schedule is known to many as the “Pitman schedule”, giving officers a FRI SAT SUN off every other week. A two week pay period is 84 hours, working 7 of 14 days. The city currently offers dependent medical insurance coverage at no cost to the employee. The department consists of 6 full time positions including an SRO, 2 day shift, 2 night shift officers, and the Chief of Police. It is not required that officers live in the City of Belle Plaine but is welcomed.

SALARY is dependent on qualifications and experience. $15.00 per hour for non-certified and up to $18.00 for certified/experienced officers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • Must have High School Diploma/GED
  • Preferred State Certification but uncertified will be considered
  • Good moral character
  • Community Policing oriented
  • Positive public interaction
  • Pass pre-employment testing which includes psychological exam, background check, drug screen, and physical exam
  • No felony convictions or serious misdemeanor convictions


The City of Belle Plaine provides benefits for full-time employees including:

  • Paid PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Health, Dental, & Eye Care Insurances
  • KPERS Retirement
  • Annual Salary review, based on performance
  • Uniforms provided

It is the policy of the company to provide equal opportunity with regard to all terms and conditions of employment.  The City of Belle Plaine complies with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, or any other protected characteristic.

If you have any questions about employment with the City of Belle Plaine other than job openings, which are listed through this site, please contact:

The City of Belle Plaine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


If you have any questions about employment as a Police Officer with the City of Belle Plaine please contact:

Bill Berry

Police Chief
P O Box 157
Belle Plaine, KS  67013
Phone (620) 488-2787
Fax (620) 488-2561
Email  bberry@bpks.org

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