Patrol Officer 1
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INDEPENDENCE, KS 67301
The City of Independence will accept applications at KansasWorks, 317 N. Penn, Independence, KS 67301, for the position of Police Officer I for work in the Police Department. Applications may be downloaded from the City’s Website, www.IndependenceKs.gov. Click on Employment Opportunities under Quick Links at the bottom of the home page.
Basic Function — Under direction, patrols the city in the enforcement of law and order.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities — Investigates and prepares reports of complaints and accidents; Issues citations and makes arrests; Responds to crime, accident, and emergency scenes as dispatched; Serves subpoenas and warrants; Controls traffic and crowds; Appears in court; Books and transports prisoners; Takes fingerprints; and Performs additional duties as assigned.
Qualifications — Ability to learn departmental policies, rules, instructions, laws, regulations, and police literature; Ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective, and reasonable course of action giving due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation; Ability to write clear and accurate reports; Ability to learn the use and care of automobile and firearms; Willingness to complete extensive training; and Physical agility.
Education and Experience — Completion of high school or GED required; associate’s degree preferred; Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is preferred; and Two years’ experience in law enforcement preferred.
Special Requirements — A current Kansas driver’s license; Must be 21 years of age; Must possess provisional certification and complete Basic Recruit Training with the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center within one year after initial employment; Must complete any advanced training as assigned, and maintain KLETC certification; and Must be available to work nights, overtime, in shifts, and weekends.
Physical Requirements — Primarily moderate to occasionally intense physical effort is required; and Individual must be able to sit, stand, walk, crouch, grasp, speak, and listen for extended periods of time. Working Conditions — Work involves frequent exposure to unpleasant elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, loud noises, chemicals, etc.
The City of Independence prefers that candidates who wish to apply for this position have a WorkReady Certificate. For further information, please contact Southeast KANSASWORKS***
Salary Range — The starting salary for this position is $15.40 per hour plus benefits.
Application Deadline — Open until filled