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Police Officer  (Posted 08/05/2015)                        

The Paola Police Department is soliciting highly motivated individuals for the full-time position of police officer.  The City of Paola is located 18 miles south of Olathe, Kansas and the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.  The Paola Police Department consists of 16 sworn officers and 6 civilian employees as well as its own communications center.  Those selected to fill open positions will be enforcing local, state, and federal laws, as well as investigating crimes, enforcing traffic regulations, investigating traffic accidents, assisting the public, and serving a department that takes pride in serving its community. State Certified Officers are preferred, but Police Academy training will be provided. 

Full Time.

Starting salary for certified officers is 35,360 to $38,860, per year, depending on qualifications.  Other benefits include sick, vacation, and personal leave, furnished uniforms and equipment, health, dental, life insurance plans and KP&F retirement.

Minimum Requirements: 
 Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, good physical condition, no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions or domestic violence convictions, must possess a high school or GED diploma, and must be a US citizen.  Must be able to pass a written and oral board examination, drug screen, physical fitness, physical exam, and psychological exam. Certified Law Enforcement applicants must not have any Brady/Giglio material in background to be eligible for hiring. Candidate must reside within a 30 minute response time within 6 months of hire.

Additional Information:  Please contact Deputy Chief Don Poore via e-mail or by calling 913-259-3640.

Closing Date:  August 31, 2015.

Qualified candidates may pick up an employment application  at Paola City Hall and submit their resume to:

          Vicki Belt, Human Resources Director
          Paola City Hall

          19 E Peoria, P.O. Box 409

          Paola, KS 66071         

          Phone: (913) 259-3600
          Fax: (913) 259-3610
          E-mail Address:

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