Police Officer

  • City Of Olathe
  • Olathe, Kansas
  • Mar 07, 2024
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description

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Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

As an elite members of Olathe's finest, you have an opportunity to join an exciting, dynamic department in a metropolitan city where your law enforcement skills will help protect and serve nearly 143,000 citizens. With our department, you can go as far as your ambition and skills take you. We offer a wide variety of units to serve and there are plenty of opportunities for career advancement. We will provide you with the BEST TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT! There has never been a better time to join!!!

This position is fully benefited to include 8 WEEKS PAID PARENTAL LEAVE. We also offer shift differential for evening ($1.00) and midnight shift ($1.50) along with a $2,500 annual language stipend for those who pass Spanish/Sign Language Translator criteria.

Police Officer Starting Salary (no experience): $58,000.

Top out pay is $92,500 after 8 years of completed service.

Lateral Police Officer Starting Salary:
Lateral transfer police officers can receive all or partial credit for their previous years of service. The pay rate will be established based on comparable wages with Olathe Police Officers.

Top out pay is $92,500 after 8 years of completed service.

For more details, review the full job details and requirements below.

  • Enforce local and state law.
  • Investigate felony, misdemeanor and ordinance violations.
  • Investigate traffic accidents and enforce the traffic code.
  • Work with stakeholders to solve neighborhood problems.
  • Prevent crime and disorder.
  • Prepare reports and be able to credibly testify in court.
  • Perform duties and responsibilities as required.

Experience & Qualification Guidelines: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Experience: Entry level position, some related law enforcement experience preferred.

Education:High School Diploma or equivalent. 2 years of college preferred.

Licenses and/or Certificates: Possession of or ability to obtain a valid driver's license and Kansas Police Officer Certification.

Supervised by: Police Supervisor.

Supervises: None.

Job Address

Olathe, Kansas United States View Map