Police Officer

Winfield, KS
Winfield Police Department

Salary: $16.34-$23.87.

Position Summary:

Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.

Essential Functions:

  • Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
  • Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
  • Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
  • Testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases.
  • Direct traffic flow and reroute traffic in case of emergencies.
  • Assists fire department, ambulance service, and other agencies as required.
  • Issue citations or warnings to violators of motor vehicle ordinances.
  • Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.
  • May assist new employees.
  • Investigate traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if a crime has been committed.
  • Act as official escorts, such as when leading funeral processions or firefighters.
  • Speaks before school and civic groups as required.
  • Deals with the public in a manner that positively promotes the image of the City and handles complaints and needs tactfully.


  • Graduation from high school or GED; prefer 60 semester hours of college course work in criminal justice or closely related field and/or certified as a Police Officer with one year of law enforcement experience.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to perform moderate physical work, occasionally heavy work, with ability to lift 100 pounds and to lift and carry up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk, run, sit, ride, climb, bend, crawl, reach, push, pull, and perform similar body movements.
  • Possesses hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to use firearms, operate a vehicle, to use keyboard and other office equipment, prepare reports, and to subdue prisoners/suspects.
  • Ability to talk and hear in person, by telephone and two-way radio.
  • Ability to see and read instructions, reports, policies, laws, similar documents, and observe incidents.