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Employer: City of South Hutchinson
Division: Police Department
Job Title: Police Officer
Salary: $0 

Job Description:

Are you seeking a highly respected agency whose members are valued and given the right tools to do the job, to include some of the best training and equipment you will find anywhere?  If so, we encourage you to apply. 

Benefit package includes:

  • Starting Wage 16.55-18.08 D.O.Q
  • Low cost medical and dental for member and family
  • Low cost optical insurance
  • Low cost supplemental life insurance
  • KPERS retirement and 457 plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • 8 Paid Holidays a year
  • Paid sick time
  • All uniforms and equipment supplied



To provide protection of life and property within the municipal boundaries of the City of South Hutchinson through the prevention and investigation of crimes, providing community services, and enforcing all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.


Enforce all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances

Perform routine patrol duties and respond to traffic control duties

Respond to emergency situations and calls for police service

Execute warrants and serve legal documents

Respond and investigate traffic crash reports

Collaborate with citizens and other public safety agencies and City departments as needed

Investigate and analyze crime, cases, make arrests, issue citations, perform booking procedures, and interview witnesses, suspects, and victims

Investigate and prepare reports and documents on offenses, arrests, accidents, and administrative matters using a combination of writing and computer skills

Appear and testify in court

Assist with enforcement of health and zoning ordinances

Seize and preserve evidence; provide security to City facilities, personnel and operations

Drive a variety of vehicles in a safe and effective manner under a wide range of conditions

Work irregular hours to include weekends, holidays, and night shifts

Maintain and exhibit discretion and integrity at all times

Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information


Must be 21 years of age.

No Felony convictions or disqualifying criminal history.

No minimum experience required.

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

High School diploma or GED.

Preferred bachelors or associates degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice or a related field.

This position requires graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and 40 hours of continuing education annually.

Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months to one year of employment.


Ability to operate basic law enforcement equipment such as radios, computers, radars, etc.

Ability to develop skill in the use and care of firearms and pass periodic firearms qualifications

Familiar with applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations

Prepare accurate and grammatically correct reports

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Ability to deal with conflict and develop effective resolutions

Ability to problem solve and make sound decisions in a variety of situations and conditions

Knowledge of CPR and first aid

Ability to organize and prioritize work

Ability to follow direction from supervisors and accept constructive input

Ability to maintain confidentiality


KLETC Certification highly preferred, but not required

Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Kansas driver’s license.


Ability to pass and maintain all physical activities and requirements of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center is required.  Periodic testing and training on physical standards will be provided at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, run, drive, see, hear, speak, use hands, climb, kneel, smell, and other similar types of functions.

The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move more than 150 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Most work will be performed outdoors, in a car and in an office encountering all types of weather conditions.  Hazardous, strenuous, and dangerous situations may arise in specific types of settings one may encounter.  Employee must be able to work or fill for all shifts.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Applicants will be required to pass a written exam, physical agility testing, psychological testing, oral review board, drug screening, an extensive background check, and other testing as required.

More information will be emailed to you if you are selected to proceed in the hiring process.  Please be sure you submit a valid email address that you check frequently.

Vacancy Number: 121218

Open Date: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: