Court Security Officer

Lenexa, KS
Lenexa Kansas Police Department

The City of Lenexa is currently accepting applications for a Court Security Officer to join our team. The Court Security Officer is a sworn police officer that is responsible for maintaining order and decorum in Municipal Court. The Lenexa Police Department hires highly motivated men and women who enjoy working with the public and delivering the highest level of professional police service.

Position Summary

The Court Security Officer provides a safe and orderly environment within the Municipal Court for the public, visitors and employees. This position also conducts security screening of persons and property entering the courtroom and assists the judge, prosecutors and court clerks in the enforcement of court orders.

Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains order and decorum in Municipal Court. Provides direct physical security to all persons present in the courtroom, Municipal Court lobby area, Court Clerk’s Office and the Public Safety Complex. Conducts security screenings of persons entering the courtroom. Monitors activity and maintains readiness to intervene utilizing reason, common sense, mediation and authority if appropriate.
  • Checks the criminal history and warrant status of defendants scheduled for court; checks the criminal history of defendants whose probation is set to expire. Enters bench warrants into REJIS, follows up on warrants to assist with clearing and investigates contact information and attempts to contact defendants with DUI warrants.
  • Prepares courtroom for the dockets; checks courtroom, Municipal Court lobby area, Court Clerk’s Office and the Public Safety Complex to ensure the facility is in appropriate and secure condition. Notifies Building Maintenance of any vandalism or property situations.


Minimum: Must be a certified law enforcement officer or be able to attain certification as a law enforcement officer according to the standards of the State of Kansas and the Lenexa Police Department; minimum of 21 years of age at the start of employment; one year of law enforcement experience; and must maintain yearly state certification with 40 hours of certified training. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Desired: NCIC certification; experience using REJIS; and the ability to speak, read and interpret Spanish. College courses in criminal justice or a related Associate or Bachelor’s Degree.

Compensation and Benefits

Hiring range is from $20.44 – $23.69 per hour depending on qualifications and directly related experience. This is a full-time, hourly non-exempt position. The City of Lenexa offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Low cost premiums for medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 4% employer retirement contribution with optional 2% match
  • Free or low-cost on-site medical clinic
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Minimum 2 weeks of vacation during first year
  • Paid sick leave and personal leave (bonus personal leave during first year
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave
  • City-paid short term and long-term disability plan
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $3,500 per year
  • Free membership to the Lenexa Rec Center

City of Lenexa strives to be an inclusive place to work. Offers of employment are conditioned upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check. Candidates with prior criminal convictions are encouraged to submit applications for positions where they meet the minimum and/or desired qualifications and will not automatically be excluded from the recruitment process.

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Lenexa strives to treat all employees fairly, with consistency and respect, while providing a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment. We value and encourage diversity in our workplace.

The City of Lenexa Police Department will automatically disqualify any individual for the following – Please read: Automatic Disqualifiers.

Qualified applicants must be able to pass an oral review board, polygraph, psychological, pre-employment drug test and physical exam, as well as an extensive background investigation.

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