Police Officer

Hays, KS
Hays Police Department

Police Officers with the Hays Police Department have many opportunities within the department. Some special assignment opportunities include:

  • Criminal Investigations
  • Special Situation Response Team
  • High Technology Crime Unit
  • Drug Enforcement Unit
  • Bike Patrol
  • Field Training Officer
  • Recruitment Team
  • Honor Guard


Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Age: Officer must be 21 years of age by their first day of employment.

Citizenship: Kansas law requires Police Officer candidate be a United States citizen.

Tattoos: Visible tattoos must be deemed appropriate by the Chief of Police. Tattoos that do not reflect well on the department are required to be covered.

Background: Officers are put through an extensive background investigation. The background investigation must show:

  • Past behavior & choices that reflect favorably on character.
  • High standards of honesty & integrity.
  • Respectful of diverse backgrounds & cultures.
  • Responsible choices regarding drugs & alcohol usage.

Residency Requirements: Hays Police Officers must live within a 40 mile radius of the City of Hays within 6 months of employment.