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City of Kearney Police Officer

City of Kearney - Kearney, Nebraska

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$19.93 hourly
Top Pay:
$28.04 hourly

Job Description


Under general supervision, patrols an assigned beat and investigates incidents in the enforcement of law and order in the protection of life and property.  Work varies requiring individual judgment within prescribed standards and procedures.


Patrols an assigned area on foot, on bicycle or automobile operation and after selection and appropriate training potentially operates motorcycle, for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations; responds to radio, computer and telephone dispatches and appears at scenes of disorder or crime; notes and reports traffic hazards; assists in controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies; investigates and prepares reports on offenses, accidents and damages to property; gives directions and information; makes custodial and non-custodial arrests; issues citations; occasionally serves at front service desk; serves warrants and subpoenas; gives warnings; prepares reports on arrests and property impounded; directs traffic; handles animal problems, inspects to assure property protection; inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment; intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order; appears in court as a witness and arresting officer; transports prisoners; performs initial and follow-up investigations of crimes involving adults and juveniles; investigates complaints; interrogates persons whose actions are suspicious or criminal; issues citations for parking and moving violations; assists fire department and ambulance personnel in rendering first aid; assists in hazardous materials (haz-mat) spills; speaks before school and civic groups as required; serves on stake-outs and on surveillance; impounds and tags evidence; provides general assistance to the public; escorts parades and processions; trains in basic first aid and CPR; operates a computer and specific software; prepares reports of their own activities as well as investigative and operational reports; rotates through assignments and shifts; performs overtime as required; and performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information


This position has a thirty (30) minute response time by way of the most direct route from the employee’s permanent residence to the employee’s assigned work site and within posted speed limits.

To view entire position description, please visit www.cityofkearney.org.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be at least 21 years of age at time
  • Education: Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Experience: One year work experience involving public contact or one year of college level coursework


Deadline: 4:30 p.m., September 4, 2014 – Must have high school diploma or GED, plus one year work experience involving public contact or one year of college level coursework; valid Nebraska driver’s license; no felony, Domestic Violence, or serious misdemeanor convictions. Must possess good character as determined by thorough background investigation and meet the Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification Standards. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment and a U.S. citizen. $19.93 to $28.04 per hour. Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Must complete City of Kearney Application Packet available at www.cityofkearney.org or contact the Human Resource Division, City Hall, 18 East 22nd Street, P.O. Box 1180, Kearney NE 68848. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. EOE

Contact Informaton

Shawna Erbsen

City of Kearney
PO Box 1180
Kearney, Nebraska 68848
phone: (308) 233-3247

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