Police Officer

Ottawa, KS
Ottawa Police Department

Salary: $26.50 – $37.10.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer performs duties in the protection of life and property and the preservation of order in the City of Ottawa. The employee in this position responds to calls for service, enforces all traffic laws, performs case investigation, and performs various other law enforcement duties.

Essential Functions:

  • Listen to mobile and portable radios and respond to calls for police assistance from the general public, including emergency calls.
  • Patrol city streets for traffic violations and investigate motor vehicle accidents. Conduct traffic stops and write citations as necessary.
  • Enforce all criminal and related federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Investigate felony and misdemeanor crimes. Conduct interviews, collect evidence found at crime scenes, write reports, and assist with processing of crime scenes when needed.
  • Patrol business and residential areas of the city.
  • Identify and arrest violators of laws and ordinances. Apply for and serve court warrants as needed.
  • Appear and testify in court proceedings.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records.
  • Maintain and clean patrol vehicles.
  • Comply with all City ordinances and policies, as well as federal and state laws and ordinances.
  • Assist other departments and perform other related duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • KLETC police certification or ability to meet certification requirements after hire.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.