Police Officer

Yankton, SD
Yankton Police Department

Salary/Pay Rate: $53,888-$68,222

The City of Yankton is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. This position in the Yankton Police Department involves skilled general duty police work in enforcing federal, state, and city laws. A person in this position is responsible for the protection of life and property, the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime, and maintaining law and order.

Applicants must meet the following requirements for eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a United States Citizen, at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor. No marijuana drug use for the past one (1) year, No illegal controlled substances in the past 5 years, as a policy of Yankton Police Department.
  • Applicants must be able to complete the preparatory program of law enforcement training as established by the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards Course. Please visit http://atg.sd.gov for more information on training and minimum standards.
  • All applicants must pass a written exam. Qualified applicants will be required to pass a physical fitness test consisting of a 1-mile run (10 min.).
  • Selected applicants will be subject to a thorough background investigation, Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA), and oral interview. The applicant’s e-mail address is requested for notification of the date and schedule of testing.
  • A pre-employment physical, audio, back screen, eye exam, drug screen, and psychological evaluation are required if selected for open positions