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Police Officer

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
City of Leavenworth
Physical Address
Leavenworth, KS
Job Description

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.


•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)

•DARE Officer

•SWAT Team Member

•Crisis Negotiator

•Bomb Team Member

•Traffic Unit

•Narcotic Investigation Unit

•Department Recruiter

•K-9 Handler

•Field Training Officer

•Department Instructor

•Polygraph Examiner

•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

•AFLAC Products

•Longevity Bonus

•Recruiting Bonus

•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.

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