P.O. Box 780603, Wichita, KS, 67278

Kansas State University Police Department – University Police Officer Trainee

Position Title:

University Police Officer Trainee


Kansas State University Police Department

Position Type:

Commissioned Law Enforcement Position

Introduction Statement:

About This Role:

This position patrols university property to enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations. Protects citizens and property from harm; responds to incidents and situations that arise using clear judgment according to the policies and procedures of the university's police department and applicable laws and regulations. Serves the community by providing preventative patrol and response to accidents, incidents, crimes, and disturbances. Works with diverse groups of people and makes an effort to involve community members in positive ways that promote public safety goals.


Full Time


Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$16.31 – $25.27 per hour (Police Officer Trainee)

$18.35 – $28.43 per hour (Police Officer)

Minimum Qualifications:

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent
Preferred Qualifications:

Thorough working knowledge of local, state, and federal law, and university rules and regulations.
Ability to make reports in written form in a clear and concise manner.
Additional special requirements preferred: (all of the following to be considered equally): expresses good judgment; displays job knowledge, skills abilities, and interests; shows the ability to maintain positive public relations; demonstrates analytical ability; demonstrates good verbal communication skills, indicates high-stress tolerance.
Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
First Aid and CPR certification necessary within one year after employment.
Must possess a valid unrestricted driver’s license (corrected vision acceptable) upon employment.
Must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission.
Must be certified by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission within one year of employment and attend 40 hours of in-service training each year after certification.
Must not have been convicted of and must be free of any diversions from a felony or a misdemeanor domestic violence crime.
Must take and pass a drug-screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services at the time of appointment.
Good physical health and must be able to fulfill all requirements for admission to an accredited Kansas Law Enforcement Training Academy.
Must be a United States Citizen and at least 21 years of age.
This position is covered by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) agreement.

Information for Obtaining an Application:

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Closing Date:


Box 780603, Wichita, KS, 67278
(316) 733-7300
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