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City of Hutchinson Police Officer in Hutchinson, Kansas

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\ Imagine if you were given an opportunity to connect with others who want to keep our community the most livable and safe it can possibly be. If you find a career in law enforcement interesting, you may be a great addition to the Hutchinson Police Department. Make a difference with the City of Hutchinson!

The Hutchinson Police Department provides competitive salary and outstanding benefits. Come join our team. Apply today.

New employees that possess current Kansas Certified Law Enforcement Officer certification may be placed above the bottom of the pay scale based on job-related experience as determined by the Police Chief.

Job Summary

The primary function of this job is the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws and ordinances, and the protection of life and property within the City of Hutchinson and surrounding area. Officers work under the direction of the Patrol Sergeant or other higher ranking officers. Duties normally consist of patrol and traffic activities in the city on an assigned shift. Officers may be delegated to assignments in specialized areas such as neighborhood services, community services, criminal investigation services, administration, or other assignments.

The Police Officer is responsible for protecting people and property. He or she patrols assigned areas, responds to calls, enforces laws, makes arrests, issues citations, and occasionally testifies in court cases. Police officers make traffic stops, respond to domestic disturbances, and may provide first aid in accident/emergency situations until paramedics arrive.

The ideal candidate is at least 21 years old and is a citizen of the United States. A high school diploma or GED is required, and a degree or additional coursework in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, or related field is preferred. Candidates must successfully complete the required training and probationary period and must have a background investigation, drug test, physical examination, and emotional and psychological fitness examination. A valid driver\'s license is required.

Police Officers may be required to work overtime as necessary with little or no notice; may be required to use deadly force; and must be able to safely perform the duties of the position without posing a threat to the health and safety of themselves or others. Candidates must be of good moral character and emotionally stable.

Environmental Conditions & Physical Demands

The primary duties of this class are performed in both a general office environment and an outdoor environment that may include exposure to adverse weather conditions and to potential personal danger.

Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, communicate effectively, interrogate and interview people, discern noises that may require investigation, and perform telephone and radio communication;

Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions, perform surveillance, sight and shoot a firearm, bather evidence at crime scenes, and coordinate and conduct detailed investigations;

Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to use a firearm safely and effectively, direct traffic, write reports, utilize equipment required for the performance of duties, and operate a vehicle;

Sufficient mental ability to exercise sound judgment and rational thinking under dangerous circumstances, evaluate various options and alternatives and choose an appropriate and reasonable course of action, and demonstrate intellectual capabilities during t aining and testing processes. Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, stamina, strength, and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform all duties required in a law enforcement environment.

Supplemental Information

During the Hutchinson Police Departments application and selection process, your background will be closely examined. An applicant may be permanently or temporarily disqualified if the totality of his/her overall conduct or character demonstrates an undesirable behavior pattern including, but not limited to, dishonesty and/or integrity issues, criminal activity, motor vehicle violations, employment termination, financial problems, theft and/or a combination of such conduct or activities indicating he/she is not suitable as a law enforcement officer.


Pursuant to Kansas State Statute 74-5605 , the following criteria must be satisfied by all enrollees at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC). Accordingly, each new Police Officer hired by the Hutchinson Police Department will be evaluated as such to ensure future eligibility for law enforcement certification through KLETC. The specifics listed below will be examined at separate phases of the selection and new hire process including application, selection, pre