Police Patrol Officer

McPherson, KS
McPherson Police Department

The McPherson Police Department is seeking a highly motivated person, with a desire to serve our community a full-time Police Officer. Serving as Police Officer is challenging but will provide you with many opportunities for professional growth.

The McPherson Police Department has a wide range of opportunities for advancement and specialization within the Patrol, Operations, and Administrations Bureaus to serve, including

  • Investigations
  • Special Response Team
  • Crisis Negotiations Team
  • Bike Patrol
  • Honor/Color Guard Team
  • Critical Incident Stress Management/Peer Support Team
  • Firearms Instruction
  • Defensive Tactics Instruction
  • D.A.R.E. Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Social Media Team

The City of McPherson is centrally located in the United States and within the State of Kansas, at the intersection of I-135 and US-56. Those selected to fill open positions will be enforcing local, state, and federal laws, as well as investigating crimes, enforcing traffic regulations, investigating traffic collisions, and assisting the public. State certified officers are preferred, however basic Law Enforcement Academy Training (KLETC) will be provided. Included is a generous benefits package, paid holidays, sick, and vacation time. Qualified applicants must have above average written and verbal skills. The McPherson Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Wages start at $19.91/hr., with step increases to $26.82/hr. (Commensurate with experience)


Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, 21 years of age at the time of application, and have a high school diploma or equivalent; college is preferred, with a clean criminal record, and vision correctable to 20/20. Applicant must pass a written test, physical agility test, background investigation, oral interview, and additional conditional job testing. Work schedule requires weekend, holiday, rotating shift work, overtime, and court appearances. Residency within 15 miles of the McPherson City Limits must be established within six months of hire.