The City of Lawrence is currently seeking to fill open Police Officer positions. Duties include patrolling designated areas of the City to preserve law and order and to prevent the commission of crime, responding to general public service calls, investigating misdemeanor and felony complaints, and enforcing state and municipal laws as well as traffic ordinances. An officer must be able to maintain good working relationships with citizens and actively promote police/community relations. An officer will be required to do a variety of technical and administrative functions that serve the public and the police department. An element of danger is associated with the position and an officer will be subjected to extreme, adverse, and stressful conditions. Work is supervised, but officers must be able to function independently for most of the workday.
We are seeking men and women who have character and competence and are interested in serving the Lawrence community in the time honored profession of Law Enforcement. If you want to make a difference in the community, we challenge you to consider a career with the Police Department. It will be the most rewarding work you have ever been involved with. We welcome your interest in our department and wish you luck in the selection process.
TYPE: Full Time
SALARY: STARTING PAY VARIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
*$1500 SIGN ON BONUS FOR FLUENT SPANISH SPEAKERS*
*Half of bonus to be paid upon hire and the other half paid after successful completion of Field Training Program
Health, Dental and Life Insurance: Varies dependent upon coverage levels available
Vacation: 12 days per year (Plus 3 days Personal Leave)
Holidays: 9 days per year
Retirement: Kansas Police and Fire Retirement System
Must have one year post-academy graduation law enforcement experience and have or be able to obtain Kansas Law Enforcement Officer Certification. Contact the Training Unit at 785-830-7410 for application information.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens that are at least 21 years of age by May 14th, 2018, and have earned a high school diploma or G.E.D. College degree preferred but not required. Experience in meeting and dealing with the public is a plus. Applicants will be required to pass an extensive background investigation. A conditional post job offer psychological evaluation and physical are required. The physical and medical screen include measures of cardio respiratory function, muscular function, strength and endurance, flexibility, visual acuity, audiometric function and a drug screen.
OBTAINING AN APPLICATION:
MUST CONTACT THE TRAINING UNIT
AND SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION BY:
FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2018
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CLOSING DATE: 03/16/2018