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Posted on: September 10, 2021


The South Hutchinson Police Department is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Police Officer.  Please review the job description below and send an application and resume to


Class Title:      Police Officer              Department:    Police              Salary Schedule:   Hourly, Non-Exempt                  


To provide protection of life and property within the municipal boundaries of the City of South Hutchinson through the prevention and investigation of crimes, providing community services, and enforcing all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.


Works under the general supervision of the Police Sergeant, Police Captain and Chief of Police.


No minimum experience required

Must be 21 years of age at the date of hire

U.S. Citizen

High School diploma or GED

No Felony convictions or disqualifying criminal history

 Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation at time of hire

 This position requires graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and 40 hours of continuing education annually

 Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months to one year of employment


Enforce all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances

Perform routine patrol duties and respond to traffic control duties

Makes arrests and issues traffic citations

Respond to emergency situations and calls for police service

Prepares reports and official documents

Interviews witnesses, suspects, and victims

Execute warrants and serve legal documents 

Respond and investigate traffic crash reports

Cooperates with other public safety agencies and City departments as needed

Act as department liaison with other law enforcement and governmental agencies at the request of the Police Chief.

Investigates crimes and accidents

Testify in court

Seize and preserve evidence; provide security to City facilities, personnel, and operations 

Ensures the effective operation of equipment and vehicles and ensures department compliance with applicable government rules and regulations

Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information


Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.


Ability to operate basic law enforcement equipment such as radios, computers, radars, etc.

Ability to develop skill in the use and care of firearms and pass periodic firearms qualifications

Familiar with applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations 

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, preparing accurate and grammatically correct reports

Ability to deal with conflict and develop effective resolutions

Ability to problem solve and make sound decisions in a variety of situations and conditions

Knowledge of CPR and first aid

Ability to follow direction from supervisors and accept constructive input

Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances


Ability to pass and maintain all physical activities and requirements of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center is required. Periodic testing and training on physical standards will be provided at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, run, drive, see, hear, speak, use hands, climb, kneel, smell, and other similar types of functions. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move more than 110 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Most work will be performed outdoors, in a car and in an office.  Encountering all types of weather conditions, hazardous, strenuous, and dangerous situations may arise in specific types of situations one may encounter.  The employee must be able to work or fill all shifts and be on call for all major incidents.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Please email completed application and resume to

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