Garnett - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Garnett Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$18.71-$25.00 per hour.
Deadline Jan 2, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$5.00
Location Garnett, KS
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Garnett Police Department, KS Public Safety Jobs

Garnett Police Department


The City of Garnett is looking for 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.  The Garnett community boasts a new hospital, modern school facilities, and tremendous parks and recreational amenities. 

Patrol officers work 12 hours shifts and have every other Friday through Sunday off regardless of seniority level.  There are opportunities for advancement in this agency to include supervisory positions, investigative positions and slots on a multi-jurisdictional tactical team that covers six different counties. 


Duties and responsibilities include enforcing all federal, state and local laws and ordinances; taking calls for service; patrolling business districts and residential neighborhoods to deter and detect crime; investigating complaints; citing and/or arresting law violators; following up on pending reports and cases; preparing and/or serving civil law processes; 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. 


Minimum qualifications include, high school or GED diploma, 21-years of age at time of appointment, no criminal record, possess a valid Kansas driver's license and able to pass written aptitude test, polygraph, extensive background check, interview board, drug screen and psychological testing.


Patrol officers' pay scale is $18.71-29.08.

The starting wage for this position is $18.71-$25.00 depending upon qualifications. With a $.50 raise after the probationary period. The City offers an excellent benefit package including medical. Dental, and vision insurance paid by the employer, vacation, and sick leave, paid holidays, and KP&F retirement, among others.


The position is open until filled. The City of Garnett is an equal opportunity employer.


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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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