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Last Updated: 5/01/22

Job Description

Chief of Police, City of Scranton

The City of Scranton, Kansas (Population 700) is accepting applications for the Chief of Police position. This position includes administrative and technical work in directing all functions and activities of the City of Scranton Police Department. An employee of this class is responsible for the enforcement of State and Federal laws as well as those provisions of the City code, ordinances and regulations involved in the preservation of law and order, and the protection of life and property. This employee is responsible for directing all police activities. Work includes supervising, training, assigning and disciplining all department members.

Supervision: This employee consults with the mayor and/or council in determining plans and policies to be observed in police operations.

Experience: Five years law enforcement experience preferred with at least three years’ experience in administration. Extensive experience in law enforcement work, including experience in a supervisory capacity. Basic technology and operation of departmental equipment.

Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, with specialized curriculum in law enforcement studies. Successful completion of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center is required. Valid Kansas DL with clear driving record.

Working Conditions: This is not an administration only position. Regular patrol is required and exposure to dangerous situations possible. All types of weather conditions are expected. Contact with the general public on a regular basis.

Physical Requirements: Need to be able to perform manual labor including but not limited to lifting/carrying heavy loads, walking/running and operate law enforcement equipment.

Will need to pass post offer physical exam, drug/alcohol screening, physiological examination and extensive background investigation is required. Salary is determined and based on experience and there is a comprehensive benefits package.

Position remains open until filled.

Please send résumé to [Register to View] [Register to View] or P.O. Box 218 Scranton KS 66537-0218. You can contact the city clerk’s office for application of further information at [Register to View] .

Company Details

Scranton, Kansas, United States
Small, quite city of about 700 just fifteen minutes south of Topeka Kansas.