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Police Officer Job - City of Overland Park Human Resources - Kansas CIty, Missouri

August 07, 2014

City of Overland Park Human Resources

Position Title: Police Officer
Position Type: Police
Closing Date: 10/30/2014
Job Description

Police Officer



The City of Overland Park, the second largest city in the State of Kansas, is accepting applications for Police Officers.


Responsibilities:  Provides law enforcement and public safety services to the community to include enforcement of criminal statues and ordinances, traffic enforcement, crime prevention, patrol activity, accident investigation, resolution of domestic and other disturbances, prosecution support and non-criminal public safety services.



Requirements: High school diploma or GED.  Minimum age 21 on date of examination. US citizen. No felony convictions or serious misdemeanor.  Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license.  Capable of being issued a driver’s license at time of employment.  Must reside within 45 minutes from Overland Park Police Department Stations.  Must obtain certification as a Law Enforcement Officer issued through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission prior to receiving permanent employment status as outlined in the City Employee Handbook.  No City residency requirement.


Additional Information

No illegal drug use outside of department policy.  Thorough polygraph examination and background investigation, in addition to post-offer steps.  Must successfully pass the psychological evaluation, drug screen, and physical.

Applicant testing is scheduled on an ongoing basis. Once the completed application has been received, the Police Department's Personnel Unit will forward an information packet via electronic or U.S. mail. 

For additional information, please click on Public Safety Qualifications and click on Police Officer.

Normal Work Schedule:  24-hour shift work, 8-10 hour work days, rotating days off, weekends, holidays, overtime

Salary Range:  $3,306/mo with lateral pay consideration for certified officers

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Benefits:  Full-time

Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education High school or GED
  • Experience none
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $3,306   monthly

    Contact Information

    Michele Young
    City of Overland Park Human Resources
    8500 Santa Fe Dr
    Kansas CIty, Missouri 66212
    ph: (913)895-6115