Police Officer

Goddard Police Department - Goddard, Kansas

Mar 31, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Jun 1, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$32,885 annual
Academy Graduate:
$$35,360 annual
Lateral Transfer:
$Evaluated based on training and experience annual
Top Pay:
$$52,561 annual

Job Description

The City of Goddard, Kansas (pop. 5,000) is presently accepting applications for a full time Police Officer. Goddard Kansas is located on the western edge of the City of Wichita. Goddard is a vibrant community, growing, accessible and the destination for a family oriented, active lifestyle. Goddard was once named the fastest growing community in Kansas by the US Census Bureau and is now poised for more significant growth.


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Additional Information

Pay starts at $32,885 for non-commissioned employees but increases to $35,360 after completion of KLETC and receiving certification. Pay range for commissioned employees is $35,360 to $52,561. Candidates recommended for hire will be required to successfully complete a written test, on-site interview, polygraph, pre-employment drug screen, psychological and physical exams.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Provides professional assistance for the protection of property in the City through police function and related activities. Employees respond to all requests of citizens’ assistance and act as necessary for the protection of life and property. Work involves an element of danger and requires use of judgment, knowledge and skills in law enforcement procedures and policies. Makes preliminary investigation at crime scenes, written reports of any incident reported. Work is directed and reviewed by the Sergeant.


• Patrols areas of the city in a vehicle, on foot, or occasionally by bicycle to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, and to enforce motor vehicle and parking regulations and correct traffic hazards.

• Answers calls and complaints received by radio, telephone, or in person involving emergency, disorder, and crime.

• Interviews persons with complaints or inquiries, takes statements and tends to proper disposition of the information or directs them to proper authorities.

• Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence and locates witnesses.

• Makes arrests and/or transports prisoners to jail.

• Appears in court to present evidence and/or testify as required.

• Conducts police-related community awareness and public relations work.

• May administer basic first aid.

• Conducts preliminary investigations, locates witnesses, and may make arrests or take prisoners to jail.

• Interviews persons with complaints or inquiries and makes proper disposition or directs them to proper authorities.

• Conducts preliminary investigations of major crimes or felonies.

• Serves criminal processes including warrants and subpoenas, testifies as a witness in court.

• Maintains records, prepares reports and performs other clerical duties.

• Locates, processes, identifies, collects and preserves physical evidence.

• Ensures that prisoners are charged and transported to proper facilities.

• Processes crime scenes for latent fingerprint and palm print impressions, obtains DNA samples for future testing and photographs all pertinent evidence.

• Responds to and handles animal control complaints.

• Attends classes, conferences, or seminars as assigned, deemed necessary to the best interests of the City and department.

• Attends training to retain certifications.

• Insures that 40 hours of in-service training is completed each year of employment.

• Performs related work as required and directed.

• The examples of work performed are not intended to be all-inclusive. The City of Goddard reserves the right to assign additional duties and as needed.


• The City of Goddard provides health insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The City pays 100% of insurance premiums for employee and 80% of insurance premiums for spouse and dependents. Optional Dental Insurance is available. Additional benefits:

• Paid Vacation/Sick leave

• KP&F (Kansas Police and Fire Retirement Program)

• Optional 457 Tax Deferred Retirement

• Uniforms, weapons and gear provided

• YMCA group discount

• 40-hr work week consisting of four, 10-hour shifts

• Shift Differential Pay for evening and overnight shifts

• 30-minute residency requirement from Goddard

• Take-Home vehicle issued upon completion of 1-year probation

• Each patrol vehicle has issued patrol rifle and less-than-lethal shotgun

• In-car video and body worn cameras

• Paid membership to private local gun range

• Paid membership to Kansas Peace Officers Association

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalency
  • Experience: No experience required however certified applicants are preferred

Contact Informaton

Lance Beagley

Goddard Police Department
118 N Main St
Goddard, Kansas 67052
phone: 316-550-6842

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