Police Officer

Fort Scott, KS
Fort Scott Police Department

Position Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Police Sergeant, the Police Officer performs duties in the protection of life, property, and the preservation of order in the City of Fort Scott. This employee will be required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions. This work involves an element of personal danger. Patrols assigned beat on foot or in patrol car 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 beat 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.
  • Inspects public establishments requiring licenses to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of dispatch equipment and ability to respond as replacement for dispatchers when requested.
  • Attends schools, workshops, seminars, and in-house training sessions to maintain proficiency and certification.
  • Performs additional duties as needed or directed.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required; Law enforcement degree and/or experience preferred.
  • Requires graduation from law enforcement training center (KLETC) within one year of employment and 40 hours of continuing education training annually.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and must meet City’s driving history guidelines.