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City of Leawood Kansas
  • Position Number: 5396922
  • Location: Leawood, KS
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Are you interested in working in a Public Safety position while impacting multiple facets of local government and helping the public? Think you have what it takes to excel in one of Kansas City’s most sought after communities? The City of Leawood, Kansas is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative individual to come on as aÂPolice Support Officer.ÂThe Police Support Officer is an entry level position in which you will provide administrative support within the Police Department while being exposed to hands-on training for a career in Public Safety.ÂThe ideal candidate will enjoy problem solving, be a self-starter, and be eager to learn.

THE CITY OF LEAWOOD, KANSAS is looking for a
Police Support Officer

Are you the ideal person to be a Police Support Officer with the City of Leawood?

  • Are you interested in a career with the opportunity for success and a healthy work-life balance?

  • Are you a self-starter who continues to strive to do your best in everything you do?

  • Do you have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with others?

  • Are you ready to start your career in Public Safety?

Primary Functions and Accountabilities:

The Police Support Officer will provide administrative support within the Police Department and ensure department equipment maintenance and safety. This position is to be an entry level position in which the person is exposed to a hands-on training environment for a career in the Police Department including Police Officer or Communications Officer within three years of hire. Works alongside both commissioned police officers and non-commissioned police personnel and observes the daily operations of the City’s patrol, investigative and administrative divisions.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provides administrative support, information, and direction to employees and the public regarding the police department. Responds appropriately to inquiries regarding but not limited to police reports and equipment maintenance.

  • Responsible for running administrative errands for the department that include but are not limited to picking up and delivering supplies or materials to other City facilities, other law enforcement facilities, or locations which are deemed necessary by the police department.

  • Responsible for maintaining the police department equipment and ensuring equipment is stored and working properly.

  • Assists in the coordination of incoming and outgoing mail for the department.

  • Participates in hands on law enforcement activities including but not limited to self-defense classes with trained defensive tactics instructors, firearms training, municipal court proceedings and patrol ride-alongs.

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

  • Assists the Animal Control Officers with daily duties, including but not limited to animal control ordinance violations and removing dead and injured animals.

  • Assists the Property Clerk with processing and storing evidence, storage inventory and control of department supplies.

  • Acts as a backup to Records Staff for fingerprinting City residents or those who work in the City of Leawood, when they require background checks.

  • Assists the City’s Safety Committee with maintaining the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the Justice Center.

Minimum Education, Training and Certifications Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must have an interest in a career in a Public Safety position within the Police Department.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record per the City’s driversÂUse of Vehicles for City BusinessÂpolicy throughout employment with the City.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday July 31, 2024.

In addition to a competitive salary, the City provides generous benefit opportunities â€" more info can be found atÂ We understand that a healthy work-life balance is essential for the success and well-being of our employees. Therefore, we have established the New Hire 40-Hour Vacation Program 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.

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.

Starting Rate of Pay:Â$22.27 - $23.38 / hour, DOQ

(This is a non-exempt benefits eligible position.)

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