Police Officer

Newton, KS
Newton Police Department

Wanted: One amazing human being. Strong in heart, generous in spirit, hungry to make a difference in the lives of others.

The officers of the Newton Police Department are essential staff that are forward-thinking, trustworthy, and dedicated to serving our community with integrity and respect. When you join us, you will use your unique skills and character to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of our organization and our community.

We provide competitive salary, outstanding benefits, $1,000 hiring bonus, and up to $2,000 reimbursement of moving expenses. We would love to have you join us. Apply today.

Under the supervision of the Sergeant and Corporal, the Police Officer performs duties in the protection of life and property and the preservation of order in the City of Newton. The employee in this position enforces all federal, State and local laws in accordance with departmental rules and regulations. Patrol duties include enforcing traffic laws, investigation of crimes and accidents, and providing public assistance. This employee will be required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions. The Police Officer will be required to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekends and special events as assigned. This work involves an element of personal danger.



$47,676.72 – $66,983.28 Annually




• Enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances;
• Patrols streets of business district and residential neighborhoods;
• Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints;
• Searches for, collects and identifies evidence found at crime scenes;
• Arrests individuals who violate laws and ordinances;
• Appears in court as the arresting officer or to give evidence;
• Investigates and intervenes in domestic disputes;
• Directs traffic and issues citations for traffic law violations;
• Investigates accidents;
• Operates radio transmittal equipment and communicates with dispatchers;
• Answers citizen complaints and takes necessary corrective action;
• Attends classes on current supreme court decisions affecting searches, seizures, arrests and other related matters;
• Attend firearm and equipment training;
• Assists other law enforcement agencies;
• Works at a desk preparing reports;
• Gives advice on laws, ordinances, and general information to the public;
• May give talks to schools and local organizations;
• May deliver emergency or death messages;
• May handle drug related cases;
• May serve as a Field Training Officer or K-9 Unit Officer.

Desired Skills:

Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, law enforcement techniques and emergency medical techniques. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to operate a radar unit, patrol vehicle, communications equipment, weapons, and related law enforcement equipment. Typing and basic computer skills.

Frequent problem solving exists in this position. Problems involve handling citizen complaints, civil disputes, victim trauma, finding evidence for conviction of a crime, and locating witnesses.

Frequent decision making exists in this position. Decision include determining whether to issue a warning or a citation, make an arrest and when to use force in a situation and whether there is probable cause to make an arrest.

Employee is responsible for keeping the peace and making arrests according to specified legal operating procedures.


• Must be a citizen of the United States
• You must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
• You must have a high school diploma or GED.
• You must successfully pass a polygraph test, medical, drug and psychological examination.
• You must successfully pass a background investigation.
• Must live within 40 miles of 1st and Main within 12 months.
• Must have a valid driver's license with a good driving history.