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City of Leawood Kansas
  • Position Number: 5396235
  • Location: Leawood, KS
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Are you currently a Police Officer looking for the next step in your career?

Do you want to continue to make a different every day for a community that supports you?

Do you have what it takes to join a dynamic and exciting career in public safety at one of Kansas City metro's most sought after communities?

If your answer is YES, then the employees and citizens of Leawood, Kansas need you TODAY!

Lateral (Experienced) Police Officers

Why you should be a part of the Police Department at the City of Leawood:

  • Leawood Police Officers strives for excellence in their service to each other, fellow employees, the Governing Body and ultimately the citizens of Leawood.

  • As a Leawood Police Officer, you will be responsible for enforcing state and local laws while driving around in new (and pretty exciting) police vehicles (Tesla) in one of the premier residential community and a prestigious business address in the Kansas City metro.

  • You will receive top notch training to ensure you become the best-commissioned police officer you can!

  • Leawood Police Officers make a difference in the community every day earning the respect and admiration of their fellow employees, the citizens of Leawood and surrounding areas.

  • The Leawood Police Officers are proud to come to work and wear the Leawood Police uniform every day!

Salary:The starting salary for a lateral Police Officer is $64,800 with the max salary for a Police Officer IV being $94,478.40.

Additional Information:At the City of Leawood, we understand that a healthy work-life balance is essential for the success and well-being of our employees. That's why we're thrilled to present our latest initiative â€" the New Hire 40-Hour Vacation Program! This program is designed to give our newest team members the chance to recharge, explore, and connect with their passions outside of work. From day one, enjoy the luxury of 40 hours of fully paid time off. Whether you use it for a long weekend getaway, quality time with loved ones, or simply to relax at home, this program is all about YOU. We understand that everyone has different preferences, values, and life situations - tailor your vacation hours to fit your unique needs and schedule. Our goal is to make your time off work seamlessly with your life. We believe that happy employees lead to a thriving workplace. Join us in embracing a culture that values not just the work you do but also the experiences that make you unique.

The City of Leawood offers career development opportunities in which the employee could increase their experience, training, and pay. The position is eligible to receive merit based pay increases every year (merit increase up to 5% increase). Employees also receive a Time In Service Bonus every three years of employment on their anniversary date equal to 5% of their annual salary.

Must be a full-time, sworn police officer, who has completed a state-certified police academy, or have a valid POST (Peace Officer Standards & Training) certificate, and be within three (3) years of the date of separation from last police agency. All transfers must be eligible for Kansas reciprocity through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC).

Summary of the Position:Police Officer provides law enforcement and public safety services to the community to include the enforcement of state and local laws, statutes and ordinances, criminal and crash investigation, crime prevention, and traffic enforcement. Areas of assignment include patrol, traffic enforcement, investigations, DARE/SRO and administration.

General Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the enforcement of federal, state and local laws, including traffic ordinances.

  • Assists in the investigation of crimes using state and federal established practices, procedures and techniques.

  • Assists the police department in educating the public on the City’s Code, ordinances and state statutes. Responsible for completing clear and concise work related reports in a timely manner.

  • Protects the lives and property of Leawood residents by participating in preventive, proactive patrol by vehicle, bicycle and on foot, including surveillance of high crime/incident areas, after-hours patrol of businesses, and house watches.

  • Investigates vehicular crashes including directing traffic at crashes, coordinating removal of disabled vehicles and dispatching emergency medical personnel if applicable.

  • Administers first aid and emergency medical care to individuals requiring medical assistance when needed until emergency medical personnel arrive on scene.

  • Assists in the investigation of missing persons, civil matters and noise disturbances.

  • Retrieves pertinent information from emergency and non-emergency calls.

  • Responsible for the proper care and use of assigned patrol vehicle, department equipment and weaponry.

  • Participates in community outreach initiatives and programs sponsored or facilitated by the police department.

  • Performs non-criminal public safety services to the community.

  • May participate in the facilitation or administration of a department program that serves the Police Department and/or promotes the City of Leawood Police Department within the community.

Minimum Requirements:Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Police Officer. Must be a full-time, sworn police officer who has completed a state-certified police academy, or have a valid POST (Police Officer Standards & Training) certificate. If transferring from another state, must be eligible for Kansas reciprocity through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC). Must maintain an acceptable discipline, accident, and safety record. Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record per the City's drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.

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