Police Officer (City of Emporia, KS)


Excellence, Pride and Dedication are our guiding words at the Emporia Police Department. If you are interested in a law enforcement career that provides the opportunity for personal and professional development, please consider applying with us.

The City of Emporia Police Department is seeking qualified individuals interested in a career in law enforcement. Are you that individual looking to make a difference in our community? If you are a person of honor, integrity, possess strong communication skills and can show true empathy the Emporia Police Department is interested in you!

Training is provided through the Emporia Police Department and certification by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. We also offer many opportunities to be involved in different aspects of law enforcement such as Bicycle Unit, Field Training Officer, Criminal Investigation, Narcotics, Special Response Team and Honor Guard.

Salary/Benefits:  Non certified applicants start at an annual base salary of $37,835. The base salary range for certified/lateral transfers is higher based on experience and with approval from the Chief of Police. A sign-on bonus of $1,500. is also available upon completion of program criteria.  

The EPD offers an excellent benefit package including KP&F retirement, health insurance, vacation, holiday pay, sick leave, deferred comp program, two bonus personal days, uniform cleaning and fitness facility discounts. All uniforms and equipment are furnished.  

Requirements/Testing:  This position requires a willingness to work all rotating shifts which include days, evenings and nights plus some weekends and holidays.

Applicants must be 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen, possess a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, reside in Lyon County or any adjoining county, possess or be able to obtain a valid Kansas driver’s license and must not have been convicted of any felony crime or a crime involving Domestic Violence.

The application process includes filing an application and/or resume on-line through the City of Emporia or HRE Partners Kansas (see below for further instructions).

When you are notified of a test date you will progress through a written test, oral interview, background investigation, psychological tests, polygraph and medical physical exam.

Application Process:   Applications may be obtained or completed by following the links on the City of Emporia Police Department web page: www.emporia-kansas.gov or through www.hrepartners.com.

Contact Us:  If you have any questions, or need assistance, please call 620-341-4387, or email Lieutenant Kevin Risley: krisley@emporia-kansas.gov or Captain David Devries: ddevries@emporia-kansas.gov.

Questions regarding disqualifications can also be addressed by calling our recruiting line 620-341-4387.

The closing date of available position is December 31, 2019.