Lateral Police Officer

Leawood, KS
Leawood Police Department

Salary: $55,692.

Position Summary:

Police Officer provides law enforcement and public safety services to the community to include the enforcement of state and local laws, statutes and ordinances, criminal and crash investigation, crime prevention, and traffic enforcement. Areas of assignment include patrol, traffic enforcement, investigations, DARE/SRO and administration.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the enforcement of federal, state and local laws, including traffic ordinances.
  • Assists in the investigation of crimes using state and federal established practices, procedures and techniques.
  • Assists the police department in educating the public on the City’s Code, ordinances and state statutes. Responsible for completing clear and concise work related reports in a timely manner.
  • Protects the lives and property of Leawood residents by participating in preventive, proactive patrol by vehicle, bicycle and on foot, including surveillance of high crime/incident areas, after-hours patrol of businesses, and house watches.
  • Investigates vehicular crashes including directing traffic at crashes, coordinating removal of disabled vehicles and dispatching emergency medical personnel if applicable.
  • Administers first aid and emergency medical care to individuals requiring medical assistance when needed until emergency medical personnel arrive on scene.
  • Assists in the investigation of missing persons, civil matters and noise disturbances.
  • Retrieves pertinent information from emergency and non-emergency calls.
  • Responsible for the proper care and use of assigned patrol vehicle, department equipment and weaponry.
  • Participates in community outreach initiatives and programs sponsored or facilitated by the police department.
  • Performs non-criminal public safety services to the community.
  • May participate in the facilitation or administration of a department program that serves the Police Department and/or promotes the City of Leawood Police Department within the community.


  • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Police Officer. Must be a full-time, sworn police officer who has completed a state-certified police academy, or have a valid POST (Police Officer Standards & Training) certificate.
  • If transferring from another state, must be eligible for Kansas reciprocity through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC).
  • Must maintain an acceptable discipline, accident, and safety record.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record per the City’s drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.