Public Safety Officer

Augusta, KS
Augusta Police Department

Salary: $19 – $35.28, depending on qualifications.

Position Summary:

This is general law enforcement and firefighting work dedicated to the protection of life and/or property. Work performed involves an element of personal danger. Employees work under general supervision following a period of field training and may be assigned to work in the Patrol Division, in the Fire Division, on special assignments, or as an investigator or Crime Prevention Officer assigned to the Criminal Investigation’s Division. Employees are accountable to and evaluated by supervisors who review work methods and results through observation, reports, inspection, and discussion.

Essential Functions:

  • Working knowledge of the principles, procedures, and equipment used in law enforcement and firefighting.
  • Ability to develop and exhibit knowledge of modern principles, practices and procedures of police and fire suppression work.
  • Knowledge of Patrols areas of the city in a vehicle or on foot to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, and to enforce motor vehicle and parking regulations and correct traffic hazards.
  • Answers calls and complaints received by radio, telephone, or in person involving emergency, disorder, crime, and fire.
  • May be assigned to the D.A.R.E. or School Resource Programs, which entails developing and presenting educational programs to students in the school system.
  • Conducts police related community awareness and public relations work.
  • Interviews persons with complaints or inquiries, takes statements and tends to proper disposition of the information or directs them to proper authorities.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence and locates witnesses.
  • Makes arrests and/or takes prisoners to jail.
  • Visits crime scenes, searches for and preserves evidence, investigates clues, and searches for and apprehends violators.
  • Ensures that prisoners are charged, processed, and confined.
  • Composes written reports.
  • Appears in court to present evidence and/or testify as required.
  • Conducts specialized investigations and raids.
  • May administer basic first aid.
  • Attends in service training and practices use of firearms.
  • The examples of work performed are not intended to be all inclusive. The City of Augusta reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as needed.


  • Good organizational skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize, and work independently.
  • Ability to work in a stressful and fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail with good error recognition capabilities.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be 21 years of age to attend Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.

Preferred Requirements:

  • The preferred candidate for this position shall have at least two years of college with study emphasis in fire/police science, fire/police administration, or a related field and have two years of experience working with the public.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training, special knowledge, and/or certifications may be a substitute for the college requirement.