Lawrence, KS, USA Req #77
Friday, March 1, 2024

Starting Salary: $28.45- $43.83 Hourly

We are seeking experienced/certified law enforcement officers who are interested in serving the Lawrence community in the time honored profession of Law Enforcement. If you want to make a difference in the community, we challenge you to consider a career with the Lawrence, KS Police Department. It will be the most rewarding work you have ever been involved with; we welcome your interest in our department and wish you luck in the selection process.


(Half of bonus to be paid upon hire and the other half paid after successful completion of Field Training Program)
For more information on the department, check out our website-

Duties include patrolling designated areas of the City to preserve law and order and to prevent the commission of crime, responding to general public service calls, investigating misdemeanor and felony complaints, and enforcing state and municipal laws as well as traffic ordinances. An officer must be able to maintain good working relationships with citizens and actively promote police/community relations. An officer will be required to do a variety of technical and administrative functions that serve the public and the police department. An element of danger is associated with the position and an officer will be subjected to extreme, adverse, and stressful conditions. Work is supervised, but officers must be able to function independently for most of the workday.

Must be a current law enforcement officer with 2 years of service or out of law enforcement no more than 1 year (with 2 years of service)*Must have or be able to obtain Kansas Law Enforcement Officer Certification.

Contact the Training Unit at 785-830-7410 for application information.

Applicants must be law enforcement certified in the state of Kansas or other state certification from outside Kansas. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens who are at least 21 years of age and have earned a high school diploma or G.E.D. College degree preferred but not required. Applicants will be required to pass a written exam, physical agility test and oral interview board. Final candidates will be required to pass an extensive background investigation which includes a polygraph examination. A conditional post job offer psychological evaluation and physical are required. The physical and medical screen include measures of cardio respiratory function, muscular function, strength and endurance, flexibility, visual acuity, audiometric function and a drug screen.

Benefit Information:
Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance: Various dependent coverage levels available; FREE Well Care Clinic through LMH; other wellness benefits/perks
Paid Time Off: 12 Vacation days, 12 Sick days accrued per year; 3 days Personal Leave, 10 Paid Holidays
Retirement: Kansas Police & Fire (KP&F)

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $27.76
  • Max Hiring Rate $43.83