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Posted on: November 9, 2021


The South Hutchinson Police Department is seeking a qualified applicant for an open police officer vacancy who has a desire to make a positive difference in our community. The department currently has 7 full-time officers, including admin staff and is a 24/7 police service for its community.

Minimum qualifications for this position include; no felony convictions, domestic violence convictions or non-traffic misdemeanor convictions. The applicant should be 21 years of age at the time of appointment, possess a valid Kansas driver’s license, a high school diploma or an equivalent to, and be a U.S. citizen. A preferred candidate will be one with the minimum requirements as well as previous full-time law enforcement experience and who currently holds certification through Kansas CPOST. Candidates with no experience or certification will still be considered for this position and must successfully complete training at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.

The hiring process includes submission of a completed application, background check, written test, and oral interview board. Once a conditional offer is given, the applicant will complete a psychological exam, drug screen and physical. Benefits include competitive wages, KPERS retirement and optional KPERS 457 plan. Health insurance options. Low-cost vision and supplemental life insurance. Vacation, sick and holiday pay. Paid uniform cleaning. Paid monthly gym membership. Paid membership into FOP legal defense plan.

For additional information, contact Chief Darrin Pickering at (620) 560-6251 ext. 110. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The City of South Hutchinson is an equal opportunity employer.

Please fill out the attached application and email it with your resume to


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