Police Officer (Lyons Police Department)


Police Officer Position
Lyons, Kansas

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Chief of Police, the Police Officer performs duties in the protection of life, property and the preservation of order in the City of Lyons. The employee in this position enforces all federal, state and local laws in accordance with departmental rules and regulations. Patrol duties include enforcing traffic laws, investigation of crimes and accidents, and providing public assistance. This employee will be required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions. This work involves an element of personal danger. This is a non-exempt position. Officers with the Lyons Police Department currently work a 12-hour rotating shift with every other weekend off to include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Must be highly motivated.


  • Certified Officers range $19.23 - $24.03 an hour Depending on qualifications
  • Non-Certified range $17.30-19.23 an hour. Depending on qualifications

Essential Functions:

  • Enforces all federal, state and local laws and ordinances;
  • Patrols streets of business district and residential neighborhoods;
  • Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints;
  • Searches for, identifies and collects evidence found at crime scenes;
  • Arrests individuals who violate laws and ordinances;
  • Appears in court as the arresting officer;
  • Investigates and intervenes in domestic disputes;
  • Directs traffic and issues citations for traffic law violations;
  • Operates radio transmittal equipment and communicates with dispatchers;
  • Answers citizen complaints and takes necessary corrective action;
  • Works at a desk preparing reports;
  • Attends schools and seminars to maintain proficiency and certifications;
  • Assist Fire/EMS as needed;
  • Education of local schools, businesses, and their employees;
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school or GED diploma
  • United States Citizen
  • 21-years of age at time of appointment
  • KLETC certified officers preferred, but not required.
  • No Felony, domestic violence or serious misdemeanor offenses
  • Possess a valid Kansas driver's license

Benefits Include:

  • Officers work 12 hour shifts with every other 3 day weekend off for a total of 7 working days/84 hours in a 14 day period.
  • Medical, Dental, vision and Life for employees and families partially paid by employer
  • 8 hours Sick leave accrued a month, 14 Paid holidays, and KPERS retirement.
  • Paid Vacation- 40 hours after the first-year anniversary, 80 hours after your second anniversary, and 80 hours of vacation in January after your second anniversary.

To submit a resume and request an application please contact:
Lyons Police Department
Chief Justin Holliday
1344 W. Main
Lyons, Ks 67554

Or pick-up an application at:
Lyons City Office
201 W. Main
Lyons, Kansas 67554

Applications can also be found online at www.lyonsks.org

Closing Date: September 30, 2023