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Andover Kansas Andover, Kansas
1609 E Central Ave
P.O. Box 295
Andover, KS 67002
Ph: (316) 733-1303
Fx: (316) 733-4634
Career Opportunities


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The Andover Police Department is interested in professional, highly motivated, problem solving & community oriented individuals for full-time Police Officer positions.  The City of Andover is a rapidly growing, contemporary community, with excellent schools, located adjacent to Wichita; it is small town living at its finest, with many of the big city amenities.  The Andover Police Department is a 25-sworn member, nationally accredited agency, with a strong community commitment, high integrity standards, a state-of-the-art facility and equipment, excellent benefits, KP&F retirement, and no residency requirements.  The Andover Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Duties and responsibilities include enforcing all federal, state and local laws and ordinances; taking calls for service; patrolling business districts and residential neighborhoods to deter and detect crime; investigating complaints; citing and/or arresting law violators; following up on pending reports and cases; preparing and/or serving civil law processes; protecting person(s) or property; and securing and protecting prisoners.  When not responding to calls for service, department members are expected to use self-directed work time in an efficient manner by self-initiating work on those tasks identified by supervisory personnel as priorities for this job position.  Applicants must be able to perform these duties and responsibilities in a race and ethnicity neutral manner. 

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Starting Salary for non-certified is $36,254/yr, certified starts at $37,892 - $39,749/yr, depending on experience, salaries are based on 12-hour shifts, 2,184 hrs/yr.  All applications and resumes should be submitted through Applications accepted year-round.

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  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • At least 21 years of age at time of hiring.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • In Good physical and mental condition
  • Possess a valid Kansas driver’s license


Applicants must pass a physical agility exam, typing exam (minimum of 16 words-per minute), written exam, two oral interviews, polygraph and thorough background investigation. Post conditional offer includes a medical examination including vision and hearing tests, drug screen and a psychological examination.

Physical Requirement

  • Be able to exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.

Vision Requirement

  • 20/40 corrected
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During the Andover Police Department application process your background will be closely examined.  Review the following background ‘disqualifiers.’  If you think that any of these apply to you, or you have questions, please call the Special Services Section at 733-5177, ext. 216 for clarification, or for more information. 

  • Applicants will be eliminated from the process if they have falsified, intentionally misrepresented, or have not been completely truthful or have not fully disclosed ALL information requested on a questionnaire, document, or application in any part of the pre-employment process.
  • Applicants must satisfy all requirements as set forth in Kansas Statute 74-5605 (must be a Citizen of the United States, must be at least 21 years of age, must be the holder of a high school diploma or equivalent achievement, i.e. GED, is of good moral character and free of any physical or mental condition which might adversely affect the applicant’s performance as a police officer.)
  • Applicants must satisfy all requirements as set forth by the City of Andover (applicant must not have a tattoo or brand, other than cosmetic tattoos, that would be visible to the public while on-duty in uniform or in civilian attire.  Applicants with tattoos that are visible must agree as a condition of employment, that they would remove or cover the tattoo whenever on duty.)
  • If military service has been rendered your DD214 must reflect a separation code and an honorable discharge or a discharge under honorable conditions.
  • No convictions for any misdemeanor crimes involving morals, drugs, or weapon charges in the past five years.
  • Must not have used, bought, possessed, sold or assisted in the distribution of marijuana in the past two years.
  • Must not have used, bought, possessed, sold or assisted in the distribution of illegal or non-prescriptive steroids in the past three years.
  • Must not have used, bought, possessed, sold or assisted in the distribution of any felony level drug or controlled substance, i.e. cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy, fentanyl, hashish, mushrooms; opium, methamphetamine, etc. in the past 10 years.
  • No convictions or involvement of any misdemeanor crimes of violence, or use of physical force or threats, during the past five years.
  • Has not been convicted, does not have an expunged conviction, and has not been placed on diversion by any state or federal government for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or its equivalent under the uniform code of military justice, when such misdemeanor crime of domestic violence was committed on or after May 22, 1997. 
  • No convictions or involvement in misdemeanor property crimes within the past three years.
  • May not have been convicted of, plead guilty or not contest to, or been diverted on a serious traffic violation within the past five years.  Serious traffic violations to include, but not limited to DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, vehicular homicide, and eluding a police officer.
  • May not have been convicted of, plead guilty or no contest to or been diverted on no more than two moving traffic violations within the past year.
  • No convictions, diversions or expungments of any felony crime including juvenile offenses.
  • Must not be currently charged with or under indictment of any criminal activity other than minor traffic violations. 
  • As an adult or juvenile may not have been convicted of a crime involving an act of dishonesty, include but not limited to theft, fraud, false police reports etc.
  • If previous law enforcement experience has been rendered, must not have received discipline for a  sustained violation of dishonesty to include but not limited to, lying, falsifying reports or documents, illegally obtaining narcotics, courtroom testimony/credibility.
  •  This list is not inclusive.  An applicant may also be disqualified if the totality of their circumstance indicates that he/she would not be suitable as a police officer.  

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