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The City of Leavenworth, Kansas Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of POLICE OFFICER. Candidates must undergo an extensive hiring process which includes a physical agility test, written examination, a stringent background investigation, polygraph testing, psychological evaluation, a structured oral interview with command staff, and a pre-employment medical examination/drug screening. This recruitment will establish a standing eligibility list for future vacancies.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
•Must be at least 21 years of age;
•Must be a U.S. citizen;
•Must obtain and maintain a valid drivers’ license and have a good driving record at the time of employment and during tenure of employment;
•Must have a high school diploma or equivalent GED certificate;
•Must not have been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor crimes of a violent nature or involving moral turpitude, been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, been placed on diversion, nor have an expunged conviction, and;
•Must obtain certification as a Kansas Law Enforcement Officer within one year of employment. This certification may require attendance at a training center for a period of up to 14 weeks with expenses and salary paid by the Police Department.
•Required forms: Employment Application, Affirmative Action and Drug Testing Consent Form
A career with the Leavenworth Police Department offers a wide variety of opportunities for our police officers. After meeting certain requirements, officers are eligible for specialized assignments and promotions. Specialized assignments include:
•School Resource Officer (SRO)
•SWAT Team Member
•Bomb Team Member
•Narcotic Investigation Unit
•Field Training Officer
•Special Operations Division Member
Additionally, our city provides a comprehensive benefit package for employees that includes:
•2017 Starting pay for Patrol Officers is $37,154*
•KP&F Retirement system
•Paid Sick Leave- 12 days per year with no maximum accumulation.
•Paid Annual leave- 12 days in first year, 22.5 days maximum depending upon years of service. Maximum annual carryover is 30 days.
•Tuition Reimbursement- Up to $2,000 per year for job related education expenses.
•Ten paid holidays per year.
•Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance- Free for single coverage, City pays 75% of family plan.
•Employee Assistance Program
•ICMARC- a Deferred Compensation Program
•Uniforms, equipment, and weapon provided.
•No residency requirement
*In addition to annual merit and COLA increases, our patrol officers receive a 7.5% increase at their 3, 7, & 15 year anniversary upon meeting certain requirements. Detectives and Sergeants receive the 7.5% increase at their 4 & 10 year anniversary upon meeting certain requirements.