Police Officer

Altamont, KS
Altamont Police Department

Salary: $18.50.

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Police Chief, the Police Officer performs duties in the protection of life, property, and the preservation of order in the City of Altamont. This employee will be required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions. This work involves an element of personal danger. Patrols to control traffic, prevent crime or disturbance of peace, and arrest violators by performing the following duties.

Essential Functions:

  • Follows and maintains all City safety policies and procedures.
  • Enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Familiarizes self with patrol area and with persons living in area.
  • Patrols streets of business districts and residential neighborhoods.
  • Notes suspicious persons and establishments and reports to superior officer.
  • Reports hazards.
  • Searches for, collects, and identifies evidence found at crime scenes.
  • Renders first aid at accidents, and investigates causes and results of accident.
  • Directs and reroutes traffic around fire or other disruption.
  • Investigates and intervenes in domestic disputes.
  • Issues tickets to traffic violators.
  • Operates radio transmittal equipment and communicates with dispatchers.
  • Writes and files daily activity report with superior officer.
  • Drives patrol car. Also responsible for keeping cars clean and completes routine maintenance reports.
  • Answers citizens’ complaints and takes necessary corrective action.
  • Attends schools, workshops, seminars and in-house training sessions to maintain proficiency and certification.
  • Performs additional duties as needed or directed.


  • Must live in the State of Kansas or be able to relocate within 6 (six) months, and live within approved response area per Altamont personnel manual.
  • No prior experience is required.
  • One to three years of law enforcement experience are preferred.
  • Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months to one year of employment.
  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • Law enforcement degree and/or experience preferred, or a technical degree or some college credit in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or a related field is preferred.
  • This position requires graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and 40 hours of annual continuing education training in police procedures and techniques.
  • This employee must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License.