Police Officer

Gardner, KS
Gardner Police Department

The Gardner Police Department is seeking qualified applicants to join us in providing exceptional police service to our nearly 25,000 residents. The police department is scheduled to move into a new state-of-the-art facility in June 2019.


Officers perform general police duties consisting of patrol work on an assigned shift, conducting preliminary investigations, and other miscellaneous public safety related duties.

• Enforces the law and ordinances of the City and all other pertinent laws;
• Responds to all Emergency and Non-Emergency calls for service;
• Responsible for the collection of evidence to assist or aid in the investigation or prosecution of a suspect(s) in criminal cases;
• Patrols an assigned area during a specific period in motorized police equipment and patrols downtown area on foot;
• Checks doors, windows and examines premises of unoccupied building or residences in order to detect any suspicious conditions;
• Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints and makes arrests of persons who violate laws and ordinances;
• Accompanies prisoners to headquarters, jail or court and appears in court as arresting officer;
• Operates radar in controlling the speed of traffic;
• Directs traffic arrests or gives violation tickets to those who break traffic laws, investigates traffic accidents;
• Maintains records, prepares reports and performs other clerical and administrative duties;
• Assists in the maintenance of related vehicles and equipment;
• Responds to calls for service;
• Presents police related programs to various civic groups;
• Captures and impounds unlicensed, stray and uncontrolled animals;
• Assists related departments and agencies as required;
• Answers criminal complaints and takes necessary corrective action;
• Gives information on laws and ordinances and general information to the public;
• Assists in the investigation of criminal activity;
• Performs related duties as deemed necessary or as required.


Requirements include a high school diploma; the ability to successfully complete training at a certified law enforcement academy or center; possession of a valid driver’s license; at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Selection guidelines include; formal application; rating of education and experience; written exam; oral interview; polygraph; background check; and physical and psychological evaluation. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.