Police Officer

Lawrence, KS
Lawrence Police Department

We are seeking men and women who have character and competence and are interested in serving the Lawrence community in the time honored profession of Law Enforcement. If you want to make a difference in the community, we challenge you to consider a career with the Police Department. It will be the most rewarding work you have ever been involved with. We welcome your interest in our department and wish you luck in the selection process.

Starting Salary: $21.87/Hr. at Beginning of Academy; Close Date for Applications: 2/12/21 at 3:00PM


Duties include patrolling designated areas of the City to preserve law and order and to prevent the commission of crime, responding to general public service calls, investigating misdemeanor and felony complaints, and enforcing state and municipal laws as well as traffic ordinances. An officer must be able to maintain good working relationships with citizens and actively promote police/community relations. An officer will be required to do a variety of technical and administrative functions that serve the public and the police department. An element of danger is associated with the position and an officer will be subjected to extreme, adverse, and stressful conditions. Work is supervised, but officers must be able to function independently for most of the workday.


Applicants must be U.S. Citizens who are at least 21 years of age by May 24th, 2021, and have earned a high school diploma or G.E.D. College degree preferred but not required. Experience in meeting and dealing with the public is a plus. Applicants will be required to pass a written exam, physical agility test and oral interview board. Final candidates will be required to pass an extensive background investigation which includes a polygraph examination. A conditional post job offer psychological evaluation and physical are required. The physical and medical screen include measures of cardio respiratory function, muscular function, strength and endurance, flexibility, visual acuity, audiometric function and a drug screen.