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Police Department Jobs

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The Prairie Village Police Department is
hiring qualified police officer candidates -- Come join the team!


  • U.S. citizen
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or higher
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must live within a 35-mile radius of the City limits
    • There is no Kansas residency requirements
  • No felony convictions or its equivalent under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
  • No convictions for driving while under the influence in the past five years
  • No drug use in the past 12 months

Various Special Assignment Opportunities

  • Detective
  • School Resource Officer
  • D.A.R.E. Officer
  • Directive Patrol Unit
  • Crime Prevention Officer
  • Field Training Officer
  • Special Investigations Officer
  • Traffic Unit
  • Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)
  • Honor Guard

Great Benefits

  • Police Officer salary range:
    $44.295 to $77,970 annually -- increased base salary for education and/or experience
  • Retirement (no minimum age):
    50% of salary at 20 years of service
    62.5% of salary at 25 years of service
    75% of salary at 30 years of service
  • Educational reimbursement -- 50% of tuition annually
  • Paid vacation
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave and sick leave incentive policies
  • Individual health and dental plans fully paid by City
  • Family health and dental plans cost split with City
  • Individual life insurance policy paid for by the City
  • All equipment paid for by the City
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Long-term professional disability policy
  • 24-Hour access to city gym facility

All qualified applicants must submit an online application for employment. If you have any questions, please call 913-385-4623 or email

Successful candidates attend the Johnson County Regional Police Academy.

For a full list of qualifications before you apply, click here.  To apply, click here.