Chief of Police (City of WaKeeney)


City of WaKeeney

Position Type: Public Safety

Position Title: Chief of Police

Agency: WaKeeney Police Department

Hours: Full-Time

Salary: Negotiable

The City of WaKeeney is located in Northwestern Kansas along I-70, the half-way point between Kansas City and Denver, and is 32 miles west of Hays, KS. The WaKeeney Police Department strives to maintain a safe environment for the residents of the City of WaKeeney and all who visit our community. Enforcement includes federal, state, and municipal ordinances. The Department investigates all crimes and traffic accidents that occur inside WaKeeney. Other obligations include assistance to the citizen's needs, responding to emergencies and medical needs, assist outside agencies and helping make WaKeeney a better place to work and live.

The City of WaKeeney is taking applications for the position of Chief of Police. The ideal candidate will be energetic and team oriented possessing excellent leadership and communications skills. The city is seeking candidates with demonstrated community involvement and the ability to establish strong, honest relationships. The city desires and the position require a candidate willing to be a working chief outside the departmental office. The city is seeking candidates with a track record of community involvement and the ability to establish strong relationships with citizens, the business community, other law enforcement agencies and local governmental organizations including city staff and the city's governing body.

Minimum requirements include the possession of a high school diploma/GED, a valid Kansas driver's license, and possession of KLETC certification or the equivalent. At least three (3) years of active law enforcement experience at various levels of responsibility, including supervisory. The selected candidate must also be able to pass a psychological exam, an extensive third-party background investigation and have a clear driving record, no felony convictions or domestic battery convictions. The candidate must live in the city limits of WaKeeney within 60 days of employment.

For eligible candidates there is a $5,000.00 sign on bonus paid out after 90 days of employment as well as a moving expense reimbursement up to $1,000.00.

Interested candidates should submit an application, resume, salary history and three work-related references before November 15, 2022 to City of WaKeeney, Attn: Mayor Irene Dirks at or at 224 N. 7th WaKeeney, Kansas 67672. 785-743-5420.