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Police Officer

Spring Hill, KS
Spring Hill Police Department

The City of Spring Hill, one of the top five fastest growing cities in the Kansas City metropolitan area, is rich in excellent schools, affordable housing, ample recreational opportunities and historic charm. Spring Hill, Kansas is close to the metro for easy commutes, urban amenities and shopping but just far south enough to enjoy the quieter pace and close-knit community spirit of a small town. Come be a part of our team and community by serving as a Police Officer. If you desire to make an impact on your community and put your skills to use in a role that is more than just a job, then look no further than the City of Spring Hill. We are currently seeking an addition to our Law Enforcement team. Our community recognizes and appreciates the value of its Police Department.

Salary
Police Officer I: $19.67 to $26.56 per hour • Police Officer II: $24.03 to $32.44 per hour

Responsibilities:

• Performs general patrol duties
• Performs crime prevention and public relations duties
• Applies department orders, rules and regulations to maintain order and public safety
• Safely operates, inspects and performs minor repairs on patrol and unmarked vehicles
• Performs accident investigations and directs traffic
• Performs oral interrogations and interviewing duties
• Apprehends, charges, processes and transports suspects
• Performs traffic enforcement and stops
• Handles search warrant and criminal report follow-up
• Thoroughly completes offense, arrest, investigative, information, accident and evidence reports
• Responds to medical emergencies; performs basic first aid and administers CPR
• May involve public information officer duties and managing police social media accounts
• Must be available to work days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks, which may include overnight, evening or weekend shifts.
• Must be available for call outs, which may include; response to crime scenes, shift coverage, and city-wide emergencies.

Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Two-year technical or Associates degree in Criminal Justice, Political Science, Social Science or continuing education in law enforcement or a related field is preferred. Ability to react quickly to danger and adapt to different people, behavior, and circumstances is a must.

Police Officer I

• 0 – 3 years experience
• Ability to obtain, within a year, certification by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center or certification by reciprocity is required
• Ability to obtain a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education annually is required

Police Officer II

• 4 years progressive experience required
• Must be certified by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center or by reciprocity
• Ability to obtain a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education annually is required

The ideal candidate will be an energized, self-starter, team motivated, and approachable individual who demonstrates a high level of integrity, and can work effectively with others to continuously improve police operations and public relations in the community. He/she will work closely with the members of the department, other agencies, courts and the community. He/she will be skilled at utilizing best practices in community-oriented policing, crime prevention, investigations, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, and youth and school involvement.