The Overland Park Police Department, a nationally accredited agency, is accepting applications for Police Officers.
Responsibilities: Provides law enforcement and public safety services to the community to include enforcement of criminal statutes and ordinances, traffic enforcement, crime prevention, patrol activity, accident investigation, resolution of domestic and other disturbances, prosecution support and non-criminal public safety services.
Requirements: Must be a United States citizen. Must have a high school diploma or furnish evidence of successful completion of an examination indicating an equivalent achievement (e.g. a General Education Development test). Must be at least 20 years of age at time of application, and 21 years of age by date of hire.
Must not have committed, been convicted of, had a conviction expunged for or been placed on diversion by any state or federal agency for a felony crime. Must possess a valid driver's license prior to beginning employment with the city. Must reside within 90 minutes from Overland Park Police Department Stations.
Must obtain certification as a Law Enforcement Officer issued through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission prior to receiving permanent employment status as outlined in the City employee handbook.
No City residency requirement.
Thorough polygraph examination and background investigation, in addition to post-offer steps. Must successfully pass the psychological evaluation, drug screen, and physical.
Applicant testing is scheduled on an ongoing basis. Once the completed application has been received, the Police Department's Personnel Unit will forward an information packet via electronic or U.S. mail.
For additional information, please click on Public Safety Qualifications and click on Police Officer.
Normal Work Schedule: 24-hour shift work, 8-10 hour work days, rotating days off, weekends, holidays, overtime
Salary Range: $3,716/mo., with lateral pay consideration for certified Police Officers.
Signing Bonus: $3500 will be paid in increments based on successful completion of the Police Academy, Field Training and Evaluation Program, and satisfactory performance.
Application Deadline: Open until filled