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Patrol Officer, McPherson Police Department

01/09/2021 9:04 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

The McPherson Police Department is currently accepting applications for Patrol Officer.

Job Description:

The McPherson Police Department is seeking a highly motivated person, with a desire to serve our community as a full-time Police Patrol Officer. Serving as Police Patrol Officer is challenging but will provide you with many opportunities for professional growth. The McPherson Police Department has a wide range of opportunities for advancement and specialization within the Patrol, Operations, and Administrations Bureaus to serve, including Investigations, Special Response Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, Bike Patrol, Honor/Color Guard Team, Critical Incident Stress Management/Peer Support Team, Firearms Instruction, Defensive Tactics Instruction, D.A.R.E. Officer, School Resource Officer, and Social Media Team. The City of McPherson is centrally located in the United States and within the State of Kansas, at the intersection of I-135 and US-56.  Those selected to fill open positions will be enforcing local, state, and federal laws, as well as investigating crimes, enforcing traffic regulations, investigating traffic collisions, and assisting the public. State certified officers are preferred, however basic Law Enforcement Academy Training (KLETC) will be provided.  Included is a generous benefits package, paid holidays, sick, and vacation time.  Qualified applicants must have above average written and verbal skills.  The McPherson Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Requirements:  Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, 21 years of age at the time of application, and have a high school diploma or equivalent; college is preferred, with a clean criminal record, and vision correctable to 20/20.  Applicant must pass a written test, physical agility test, background investigation, oral interview, and additional conditional job testing.  Work schedule requires weekend, holiday, rotating shift work, overtime, and court appearances. Residency within 15 miles of the McPherson City Limits must be established within six months of hire.

Applicants must not have any Brady/Giglio material in their background to be eligible for hiring.

Wages start at $19.91/hr., with step increases to $26.82/hr. (Commensurate with experience)


The City of McPherson provides, as a sampling, the following benefits for full-time employees:

  • Paid Training (Basic and Inservice)
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Employee Sick Leave Time (including optional family Sick Leave)
  • Paid Injury Leave
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Health & Dental Insurances
  • KP&F Retirement Programs
  • Optional ING Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan)
  • Death Benefit

To apply:  Go to https://ksgovjobs.com/Vacancies/VacancyDetail/135 to apply. 

For further information, please contact Captain Mark Brinck at (620) 245-1200, Ext. 206 or markb@mcpcity.com

View our recruitment video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k4JaVHMVqc

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