Police Officer

Wellington, KS
Wellington Police Department

Salary: $18.93 – $27.94 DOQ.

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Chief of Police, Captain, and/or Sergeant the Police Officer position performs duties in the protection of life and property and the preservation of order in the City of Wellington. The main responsibilities of this position include enforcing federal, state and local laws in accordance with department 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. This work involves an element of personal danger. A valid Kansas Driver’s is required.
Essential Functions:

  • Enforces Federal, State and local laws, statutes and/or ordinances;
  • Conducts traffic and criminal investigations;
  • Investigates and intervenes in domestic disputes;
  • Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints;
  • Completes all necessary official forms and reports as required in a timely manner;
  • Searches for, collects, and identifies evidence found at crime scenes;
  • Appears and testifies in court proceedings;
  • Serves civil and criminal process and warrants;
  • Apprehends and arrests violators in a safe and constitutional method following established rules and regulations set by the department, state, and the courts;
  • Directs traffic and issues citations for traffic law violations;
  • Operates a patrol vehicle routinely patrolling the city assisting citizens with personal, family and social problems, provides police escorts when necessary/directed;
  • Answers citizen complaints and takes necessary corrective action;
  • Alerts the citizens of hazardous and dangerous conditions (from serious traffic accidents to severe weather conditions);
  • Informs the public on laws and general information;
  • Performs duties, tasks and assignments in a competent and proficient manner;
  • Arrive to work on time, is available for work while at work, and is available for work when needed;
  • Use directed and self-directed work time in an efficient manner;
  • Assists other law enforcement and emergency service agencies as required.


  • Must be a United States citizen;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by date of hire;
  • High School diploma or GED;
  • Must not have been convicted of a crime that would constitute a felony under the laws of the State of Kansas, a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a misdemeanor offense that
  • reflects on the honesty, trustworthiness, integrity or competence of the application;
  • Must be free of any physical or mental condition which adversely affects the ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer with reasonable skill, safety and judgment;
  • Must be of good moral character sufficient to warrant the public trust in the applicant as a police officer;
  • Ability to read, speak and write the English language fluently.