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2020 Police Officer - Leawood, Kansas

January 02, 2020 1:09 PM | Jared Oakden, PSP (Administrator)

Leawood, KS

$43,298 - $70,314 a year

Summary / Objective

Police Officer I provides law enforcement and public safety services to the community to include the enforcement of state and local laws, statutes and ordinances, criminal and crash investigation, crime prevention, and traffic enforcement. Areas of assignment include patrol and traffic enforcement. This position requires independent judgement with superior decision-making skills. Essential Functions / Responsibilities
~Responsible for the enforcement of federal, state and local laws, including traffic ordinances.
~Assists in the investigation of crimes using state and federal established practices, procedures and techniques. Responsibilities include photographing of crime scene, collection of DNA and physical evidence, fingerprinting and maintaining precise and accurate documentation of investigations.
~Assists the police department in educating the public on the City"s Code, ordinances and state statutes. Responsible for completing clear and concise work related reports in a timely manner.
~Protects the lives and property of Leawood residents by participating in preventive, proactive patrol by vehicle, bicycle and on foot, including surveillance of high crime/incident areas, after-hours patrol of businesses, and house watches.
~Investigates vehicular crashes including directing traffic at crashes, coordinating removal of disabled vehicles and dispatching emergency medical personnel if applicable.
~Administers first aid and emergency medical care to individuals requiring medical assistance when needed until emergency medical personnel arrive on scene.
~Assists in the investigation of missing persons and civil matters.
~Retrieves pertinent information from emergency and non-emergency calls. Accurately communicates pertinent information to other officers and dispatch by radio, using equipment, codes, and procedures properly to ensure clear, concise, and efficient transmission.
~Responsible for the proper care and use of assigned patrol vehicle, department equipment and weaponry. Maintains and ensures department vehicle, equipment and weaponry is in proper operating condition. Ensures equipment maintenance is completed and follows proper storage procedures.
~Participates in community outreach initiatives and programs sponsored or facilitated by the police department.
~Performs non-criminal public safety services to the community including procession escorts for funerals and events and event security.
~Uses safe work practices while on the job, including following proper and established procedures in the use of equipment, wearing appropriate safety and personal protective gear and taking appropriate precautions to minimize risks to self, fellow department employees and citizens.
~Reviews and trains to maintain current levels of operations knowledge, stays abreast of continuous changes to laws, statutes, and ordinances, enhances knowledge and learning new skills in relation to public safety.
~Employee may be asked by the supervisor to perform other duties that are not listed but are essential to the job. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications / Requirements - ~ Ability to read, write, and understand the English language with proper spelling and grammar to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
~ Ability to protect and maintain confidentiality of information.
~ Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines with effective results.
~Aptitude for operating department equipment and tools.
~ Ability to work in a stressful emergency environment while wearing heavy personal protective clothing and equipment; work in intense life threatening conditions with the potential for exposure to bodily fluids, noise, and hazardous materials; work in weather extremes such as snow, rain, storms, heat, cold, and any other weather indigenous to the area; make technical and incident management decisions quickly and calmly during stressful conditions.
~ Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
~ Ability to tactfully and effectively communicate with co-workers, city employees as well as all other people contacted in the performance of their duties.
~ Standard office procedures, systems, and practices including the use of a computer.
~ Must have the ability to provide credible court testimony. Education, Training and Certification Requirements - ~ Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

~ Must successfully obtain and retain certification as a Kansas Law Enforcement Officer.

~ Must successfully complete a Leawood Police Department Officer Training Program.

~ Must maintain an acceptable discipline, accident, and safety record.

~ Completion of NIMS requirement within the one year of hire.

~ Must possess a valid driver"s license and acceptable driving record per the City"s drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.
Additional Information

maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in
the City"s sole discretion.

Must be
available and willing to work such hours as the City determines is necessary or
desirable to meet its business needs.

Post-Offer Testing / On-Going Standards



Aptitude Assessment / Skills Testing


Background Investigation


Credit Report Review


Drug Screening / Breath Alcohol Testing


Medical Evaluation / Essential Functions



Motor Vehicle Records Search



Polygraph Examination


Psychological Evaluation


To view the entire job description including General Aptitudes and Physical Requirements click here. Disclaimer
Below are automatic disqualifiers from the application process.

~ Domestic Battery conviction: Any conviction of domestic battery. Diversion on a Domestic Battery charge constitutes a conviction.

~ Driving Record: Three or more moving violations within the past 2 years.

~ DUI (Driving Under the Influence): No DUI convictions within the past three years. Having convictions for two or more DUIs over a lifetime. Diversion on a DUI charge constitutes a conviction.

~ False Statement: False statements or omission of material fact, deception, or fraud during the hiring process.

~ Felonies: No felony convictions or felony charges pending.

~ Military Discharge/Conduct: Discharge other than honorable (no conditions).

~ Misdemeanors: Conviction and/or commission of a Class A or B crime within the past three years.

~ Narcotics/Controlled Substances: Recent use of materials containing THC (marijuana, hash, etc.) or abuse of prescription drugs. Sale of a controlled substance at any time. The use of Opium, Heroin, Cocaine, LSD or Methamphetamine, including any derivative or variation of these drugs, at any time will be highly scrutinized.

~ Probation/Parole: Currently on probation, parole or diversion.

~ Police Department employees may not have any tattoo, branding, or other body art which is visible while wearing a police department uniform. Exceptions to this policy may include tattoos which have a medical or cosmetic purpose. Any other exceptions must be approved by the Chief of Police.
~ All police department employees are prohibited from having any tattoo, concealed or otherwise, which symbolizes or depicts in any way: racial or gender or otherwise unlawful discrimination; any nudity; violence; criminal act; sex act; sex organ; profanity; subversive group; or gang symbol; or is deemed offensive, obscene, immoral or unprofessional.
~ Unacceptable Background: Work history, educational history, military service, general reputation and interpersonal relationships.
Application Special Instructions
A resume and cover letter are required to be submitted along with the application for this position.
The cover letter will need to be uploaded under "Other Documents".

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