Police Officer (Lyons Police Department)


Position: Police Officer
Reports to: Chief of Police

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Chief of Police the Police Officer shall be a uniformed officer and conduct highly responsible law enforcement work under general direction to create and maintain a safe City in an ordinally fashion. The Lyons Police Department works 12-hour shifts with every other weekend off to have 24-hour coverage in the City.

Salary Range:
Certified Officers start at $19.23 - $24.03 an hour Depending on qualifications. Non-Certified Start at $17.30-19.23 Depending on qualifications. Great Benefits including vacation, sick leave, KPERS retirement, and insurance. 

Essential Functions:

  • Be knowledgeable of all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Investigates suspicious conditions, Citizen complaints, traffic accidents, and traffic enforcement.
  • Knowledgeable of the court system and presentation of evidence in court proceedings.
  • Type and submit incident reports to the county attorney as well as to local law enforcement agencies.
  • Assist with developing and implementing various safety strategies and plans.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with others.
  • Attends schools and seminars to maintain proficiency and certifications.
  • Responds to emergencies and critical incidents such as fire alarms, medical emergencies, altercations, threats of violence, etc. for the purpose of confining, resolving, or preventing injury or otherwise hazardous situations.
  • Must be willing to work a highly flexible schedule based on case load and needs of the department.
  • Must be able to work shift work.

High school diploma or GED required. Commissioned as a law enforcement officer. Requires graduation from law enforcement training center (K.L.E.T.C. Certification) and 40 hours of continuing education training annually.

Additional Requirements:

  • United States Citizen
  • 21-years of age at time of appointment
  • No Felony, domestic violence or serious misdemeanor offenses
  • Possess a valid Kansas driver's license

Open Until Filled

Chief Justin Holliday
1344 W. Main
Lyons, KS 67554

Jennifer Wood
Lyons City HR Director
201 W. Main
Lyons, KS 67554