Filled: Police Officer I or II (Aug. 2017)

The City of Goodland is currently accepting applications for highly motivated individuals to fulfill the position of Police Officer I or II. Goodland is a community of approximately 5,227 covering 4.371 sq. miles, approximately 17 miles from the Colorado border. We are a progressive law enforcement agency that employs nine (9) full-time sworn police officers including a detective and a canine officer, one (1) full-time civilian employee and two (2) part-time civilian employees. Patrol duties include enforcing federal, state and local laws and ordinances, investigating crimes and accidents, and providing public assistance. Our goal is to model professionalism while fulfilling our department mission of making “Goodland a safe and comfortable place to live while adhering to our core values of honor, courage, service, and excellence”.

TYPE: Full Time

SALARY: Patrol Officer pay range $15.40-$20.00, based on experience and qualifications. The City also provides a competitive benefits package including paid health insurance for individual or family, KPERS retirement program, paid holidays, paid sick leave as well as other benefits.


Applicants must:

  • be U.S. Citizens that are at least 21 years of age at the time of hire
  • possess a High School diploma or GED.
  • have the ability to obtain a valid Kansas Driver’s License
  • have no felony convictions, diversions or expunged records
  • no convictions for domestic battery
  • possess good moral character

Applicants will be required to pass a written test, physical agility test, and an oral interview board. Final candidates will be required to pass an extensive background investigation. A conditional job offer requires the applicant pass a psychological evaluation, physical and drug screen.

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION: Applications can be picked up at the Goodland Police Department or online at

Applications along with resume can be dropped off or mailed to the Goodland Police Department PO Box 59, Goodland, Kanas 67735 c/o Chief Joni Showalter.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The City of Goodland is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date: Until Filled