Company: City of Olathe
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Now accepting online applications for Police Officers
As an elite member of Olathe's finest, you have an opportunity to
join an exciting, dynamic department in a metropolitan city where
your law enforcement skills will help protect and serve nearly
143,000 citizens. Our career avenues are wide open. Opportunities
to serve include uniformed patrol, detectives, narcotics, K-9,
traffic unit with motorcycles, school resource officer, court
enforcement unit, and Advanced Crisis-intervention Team. Not to
mention our specialized units to include the field training officer
unit, hostage negotiations team, gang unit, career criminal unit,
peer support team, honor guard, drone unit, and the tactical
support unit. There are tremendous opportunities for career
advancement. You can go as far as your ambition and skills take
you. We will provide the training and opportunities. There has
never been a better time to join Olathe's Finest.
The Olathe Police Department offers a lateral transfer program for
current POST certified officers.
In most cases, the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center will
accept a POST certification from another state. If accepted, you
will directly enter OPD's 15-week Field Training Program and can
forego a Kansas Police Academy. Experience & Education
You must meet the Minimum Job Requirements to be considered for
the position of Police Officer:
- Must be a United States citizen;
- Be 21 years of age by 8/18/2021 or 1/3/2022
- Have a high school diploma or GED;
- Have the ability to distinguish sounds to include a full range
of tones and volumes;
- Have 20/20 corrected vision in both eyes;
- You must have the ability to read, speak, and write the English
- Possess a valid driver's license;
- Establish a residence within a 45 mile radius of the main
Olathe Police Department. Any new officer will have 1 year from
their employment date to comply with this policy.
- Successfully pass all phases of the police hiring process
(Written test(s), physical agility test, personal history
statement, oral board interview, polygraph examination, background
investigation, Chief of Police Interview, physical and
- Meet any other state and federal requirements presently in
Reasons for Disqualification
- FALSE STATEMENT: False statement of material
fact/deception/fraud, or intentional withholding of the same;
- FELONIES : No felony convictions ever and no commission of a
felony in the past five years, subject to review;
- MISDEMEANORS: Conviction/Commission of a Class "A" misdemeanor
within the past five years, subject to review. No
conviction/commission of a Class "B" misdemeanor within the past
two years to include a Failure to Appear traffic conviction,
subject to review.
- DRIVING RECORD: Commission/Conviction of a DUI in the past five
years. Three or more citations within the last twelve months. Three
or more chargeable or at fault accidents within the past five
years. Overall driving history which is deemed unacceptable.
- PROBATION/PAROLE : Currently on probation, parole or diversion
(inclusive or deferred adjudication). Pardoned for any reason other
than being innocent.
- NARCOTICS/CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Use of any illegal drug, other
than marijuana, within the past five years or the sale of a
controlled substance at any time.
- MARIJUANA: No use of marijuana in the last two years.
- MILITARY DISCHARGE/CONDUCT: Discharge that is less than
- UNACCEPTABLE BACKGROUND: Work history, educational history,
military service, general reputation, and interpersonal
- TATTOO POLICY: Any visible tattoo(s) must be covered by;
clothing, a flesh-colored bandage, or a flesh-colored or black
sleeve which does not detract from the appearance of the uniform.
Employees are prohibited from having and/or obtaining any tattoo,
any place on their body, which is offensive, immoral, or presents
an unprofessional appearance as deemed by any Department or City
policy, or the Chief of Police. "Piercings are limited to two
earrings per ear and "no gauged body parts."
- CITY WIDE NEPOTISM POLICY: Any applicant who has a member of
their immediate family employed full-time or part-time by the City
of Olathe is not eligible for employment.
Lateral Police Officer Starting Salary:
Lateral transfer police officers can receive all or partial
credit for their previous years of service. The pay rate will be
established based on comparable wages with Olathe Police
- Written Testing: 5/21 - 5/22/2021
- Oral Boards: Week of June 1st
- Polygraphs: TBD w/passing applicants
- Hours: 4 - 10 hour days. shift varies. Shift differential for
- Bilingual pay is one of the many benefits the Olathe Police
Please review the for additional information about the police
department hiring process Or .
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