Police Officer Position

The Wellsville Police Department is seeking an intelligent, self-motivated, and community oriented individual with excellent problem-solving skills to join our Police Department as a full-time Patrol Officer. In addition to these attributes, the ideal candidate will have strong integrity. Successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police.

Salary – starts at $36,500 Depending on qualifications.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Enforcing all federal, state and local laws and ordinances
  • Taking calls for service
  • Patrolling business districts and residential neighborhoods to deter and detect crime.
  • Investigate complaints
  • Citing and/or arresting law violators
  • Follow up on pending reports and cases
  • Protecting person(s) or property; and securing and protecting prisoners.
  • When not responding to calls for service, department members are expected to use self-directed work time in an efficient manner by self-initiating work on those tasks identified by supervisory personnel as priorities for this job position.
  • Officers work 12 hour rotating shifts consisting of Days, Nights, Weekends and Holidays

Minimum qualifications:

  • High school or GED diploma,
  • 21-years of age at time of appointment
  • KLETC certified preferred
  • No Felony’s or serious Misdemeanors
  • Possess a valid Kansas driver’s license
  • Ability to pass an extensive background check, interview board, drug screen and psychological testing.

Officers must reside within a 25 mile radius of the City limits within 90 days of hire.

Benefits include: Employer paid Medical, Dental and Life for individual – Sick leave, Paid holidays and KPERS retirement. Take home vehicle, Uniform and equipment provided

The City of Wellsville is an equal opportunity employer.
To obtain an application please contact:
Wellsville Police Department
Attn: Deb Swank – Admin. Assistant
730 Main
Wellsville, Ks 66092