Police Recruit for 2017 hiring
Wichita Police Department
Date/Time: Fri. 06/16/17
11:59 PM Central Time
See Position Description
Distinguishing Features of Work
This is work
training to perform the tasks required of a Police Officer for the City of
Wichita in the protection of life and property through enforcement of
laws. Employees are responsible for learning local laws and ordinances and
Wichita Police Department policies and procedures for preventing crime,
apprehending criminals, and enforcing laws, and general principles of police
work. Training is provided by a variety of instructors. Individual performance
is evaluated against established performance standards for written tests,
role-play assessment, physical conditioning, and practical application and
utilization of law enforcement equipment and methods.
Starting pay: $21.6442/hour
Must successfully complete training in areas including,
but not limited to:
Answering calls and complaints involving fire, automobile
accidents, and misdemeanor and felony cases.
Administering first aid, conducting preliminary
investigations, gathering evidence, locating witnesses, making arrests, and
taking prisoners to jail.
Interviewing persons with complaints or inquiries and
making proper disposition or directing them to proper authorities.
Processing evidence, testifying as a witness in court,
keeping records, and making reports.
Using physical force effectively and appropriately.
Using firearms safely and accurately.
These examples are not intended to be
all-inclusive. Other related duties may be assigned as needed.
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Ability to successfully complete required training within
the time allowed.
Ability to accurately discharge a rifle, shotgun, and
handgun with both left and right hands.
Ability to learn to subdue a violent and/or uncooperative
person by methods requiring physical force.
Ability to run distances up to one- and one-half miles
without exhausting self.
Must not be impaired from testifying credibly in a court
of law or impaired from swearing to an affidavit.
Ability to distinguish colors accurately.
Visual acuity that meets established medical standards.
Hearing ability that meets established medical standards.
Ability to drag or carry an average adult person, about
160 pounds, a distance of fifteen to twenty feet, away from danger.
Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both
orally and in writing.
Ability to wear body armor while on duty.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working
relationships with associates, representatives of other organizations, and
Ability to operate an automobile and to maintain a valid
Kansas driver's license.
An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health
or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Experience and Training:
Must be 21 years
of age or older, a U.S. citizen, and possess a valid Kansas driver's
license. Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D. certificate is
required. An equivalent combination of experience and training may be
considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment
physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the
results of a criminal record check.