Patrol Officer I

Independence, KS
Independence Police Department

Salary: $17.87 to $25.91 per hour.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Under direction, patrols the city in the enforcement of law and order.

Essential Functions:

  • Investigates and prepares reports of complaints and accidents;
  • Issues citations and makes arrests;
  • Responds to crime, accident, and emergency scenes as dispatched;
  • Serves subpoenas and warrants;
  • Controls traffic and crowds;
  • Appears in court; Books and transports prisoners;
  • Takes fingerprints; and
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • Ability to learn departmental policies, rules, instructions, laws, regulations, and police literature;
  • Ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective, and reasonable course of action giving due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation;
  • Ability to write clear and accurate reports;
  • Ability to learn the use and care of automobile and firearms;
  • Willingness to complete extensive training; and Physical agility.
  • Completion of high school or GED required;
  • Associate’s degree preferred;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is preferred; and
  • Two years’ experience in law enforcement preferred;
  • A current Kansas driver’s license;
  • Must be 21 years of age;
  • Must possess provisional certification and complete Basic Recruit Training with the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center within one year after initial employment;
  • Must complete any advanced training as assigned, and maintain KLETC certification; and
  • Must be available to work nights, overtime, in shifts, and weekends.