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Police Officer    

The Andover Police Department is interested in professional, highly motivated, problem-solving, and community-oriented individuals for full-time Police Officer positions. The men and women of the Andover Police Department are committed to our values of Compassion, Integrity, and Commitment. 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 28-sworn member, nationally accredited agency, with strong community commitment, and high integrity standards. Officers enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, an on-site exercise facility, grooming standards that allow for beards and visible tattoos, and no residency requirement.  Officers also enjoy excellent benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, KP&F retirement, vacation, holidays, sick leave, and a corporate discount for a YMCA membership.

Starting wage for non-certified candidates is $20.50 with an increase to $21.32 following initial training. Certified candidates can earn a starting wage of up to $22.48 depending on experience and qualifications. Officers are eligible to advance to Master Patrol Officer after two years of experience and completion of required training.

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 efficiently 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.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • At least 21 years of age at the 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, a written exam, two oral interviews, a truth verification test, and a thorough background investigation. Post conditional offer includes a medical examination including vision and hearing tests, a 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