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Last Updated: 1/17/21

Job Description

The City of Russell is seeking professional and community-oriented individuals for the position of Police Chief. The City seeks an active and experienced law enforcement professional with demonstrated leadership and communication skills, who is committed to collaborating with the community, other agencies, and organizations to prevent crime, and strategically addressing crime in a manner that will assist in building and maintaining strong neighborhoods. The successful candidate must be open to new and progressive visions of policing, and be skilled at community outreach. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to delivering just, fair, and equitable police services.

The City of Russell is situated at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and US Highway 281. As a rural city, it is our vision to serve as the County’s regional center. We are a community that is dedicated to family, friends and neighbors, where generations care for each other. We are One Russell, building a self-reliant future. We are home.

The City of Russell offers a very progressive benefit package. Basic benefits include vacation, sick leave, family health insurance, family dental and vision plans, and KPERS retirement program, with optional benefits packages available as well.

Applicant is expected to hold, or if licensed from another state be capable of acquiring, a certification for law enforcement officer as per K.S.A. 74-5607a, supplemented by broad and extensive supervisory experience in police work, four years of which must have been in administrative and management capacity with a comparable size department.

Applicant must pass a medical and drug screening, background investigation, and psychological evaluation. Applicants must also establish residency in Russell County 6 months from hire date.

Applications and a full job description may be obtained at or at The City of Russell, 133 W. 8th, Russell, KS 67665. Completed applications may be submitted in person, online, faxed to [Register to View] or emailed to [Register to View] [Register to View] Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EEO/ADA

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City of Russell

Russell, Kansas, United States

The City of Russell, the county seat of Russell County, Kansas, was incorporated in 1872. Russell is a city of the second class and is the largest city in the county with a population of 4,506 as of the 2010 census. Russell is located approximately 60 miles west of Salina, 35 miles north of Great Bend, and 25 miles east of Hays. Along Interstate 70, Russell is the half-way point between, Denver, C...