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Police Officer, Goddard Police Department

07/30/2020 7:48 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)




Go to the City's website (www.goddardks.gov) Click on Jobs and click on the link to the right of the job description (GPD Initial application) and follow the instructions for submitting your application.

The City of Goddard, Kansas (pop. 5,000) 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.

Provides professional assistance for the protection of property in the City through police function and related activities. Employees respond to all requests of citizens’ assistance and act as necessary for the protection of life and property. Work involves an element of danger and requires use of judgment, knowledge and skills in law enforcement procedures and policies. Makes preliminary investigation at crime scenes, written reports of any incident reported. Work is directed and reviewed by the Sergeant.

Essential Functions

·          Patrols areas of the city on foot, or in a vehicle 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.

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

·          Interviews persons with complaints or inquiries, takes statements and tends to proper disposition of the information or directs them to proper authorities.

·          Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence and locates witnesses.

·          Makes arrests and/or takes prisoners to jail.

·          Appears in court to present evidence and/or testify as required.

·          Conducts police-related community awareness and public relations work.

·          May administer basic first aid.

·          Conducts preliminary investigations, locates witnesses, and may make arrests or take prisoners to jail.

·          Interviews persons with complaints or inquiries and makes proper disposition or directs them to proper authorities.

·          Conducts preliminary investigations of major crimes or felonies.

·          Serves criminal processes including warrants and subpoenas, testifies as a witness in court.

·          Maintains records, prepares reports and performs other clerical duties.

·          Locates, processes, identifies, collects and preserves physical evidence.

·          Insures that prisoners are charged and transported to proper facilities.

·          Processes crime scenes for latent fingerprint and palm print impressions and photographs all pertinent evidence.

·          Attends classes, conferences, or seminars as assigned, deemed necessary to the best interests of the City and department.

·          Attends training to retain certifications.

·          Insures that 40 hours of in-service training is completed each year of employment

·          Performs 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 and as needed.

Pay starts at $32,885 for non-commissioned employees. Pay increases to $35,360 after completion of KLETC and receiving certification.

Pay range for commissioned employees is $35,360 to $52,561.

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


·          Health Insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield: City pays 100% of insurance premiums for employee and 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

·          Optional 457 Tax Deferred Retirement

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

·          Shift Differential Pay for evening and overnight shifts

·          Take-Home vehicle issued upon completion of 1-year probation.

·          30-minute residency requirement from Goddard

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $32,885.00 to $52,561.00 /year

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