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

Shawnee Police Department – Police Officer

Position Title:

Police Officer


Shawnee Police Department

Position Type:

Commissioned Law Enforcement Position

Introduction Statement:

Position Summary
The general purpose of the Police Officer position is to affirmatively promote a feeling of community safety and security through the safe, efficient, effective and lawful performance of law enforcement duties and functions.

We are currently taking applications for Certified Police Officer and uncertified Police Officers. For salary information and requirements to apply as a Certified Police Officer, please visit our Police Department information page on the City of Shawnee website (www.cityofshawnee.org).

Position Responsibilities
Daily routines require taking calls for service, patrolling to deter and detect crime, investigating crimes and complaints, citing and arresting law violators, preparing and following up on reports and cases, protecting persons and property, and securing and protecting prisoners. When not responding to calls for service, the police officer is expected to use unassigned work time in an efficient manner by self-initiating work on those tasks identified by supervisory personnel as priorities for this job position.


Full Time


Police Officer I – $43,755 – $48,465 (Starting, no lateral experience)
Police Officer II – $48,465-$55,193 (Completion of 2 Years)
Police Officer III – $55,193 – $62,854 (Completion of 5 Years)
Police Officer IV – $62,854 – $71,558 (Completion of 8 Years)
Master Police Officer – $71,558 – $77,722 (Completion of 11 Years)

Lateral entries for certified officers with road patrol experience will be awarded for a maximum of 5 years of completed service at the discretion of the Chief of Police. The pay rate will be established based on comparable wages with current Shawnee Police Officers. Starting pay rates for completed prior years of service will be up to $55,193 annually. Commissioned Officers eligible for a $2,000 new-hire bonus, restrictions apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or the equivalent
Must be 21 years of age by the date of employment
U.S. Citizen
Valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record
Successful completion of oral interview by Staff and Police Chief
Successful completion of physical ability test, background investigation including a psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, post-offer employment physical and drug screen
Note: Kansas residency not required.

Automatic Exclusions include:
More than four (4) no contest/convictions of moving violations in the last three (3) years
No contest/conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol in the last three (3) years
No contest/conviction of driving under the influence of a controlled substance in the last three (3) years
Any illegal drug use within the past two (2) years
Tattoos must not be visible while in uniform

Information for Obtaining an Application:

Application Instructions
To apply, visit
www.cityofshawnee.org or https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofshawnee/jobs/2014106/police-officer?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Closing Date:


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