Filled: Police Officer I or II (2019-07)

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 4,411 people 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, two (2) part-time police officers and one (1) full-time civilian employee. 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”.

Hours: Full Time

Salary: Patrol Officer starting base pay without full-time certification is $15.40. Patrol Officer starting base pay with full-time law enforcement certification is 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.

Minimum Qualifications: 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. 

Applying: Applications can be picked up at the Goodland Police Department or online at
Applications along with resume can be emailed to or  dropped off/mailed to:
City of Goodland
Attn: Human Resources
204 W. 11th St., PO Box 59
Goodland, Kanas 67735
The City of Goodland is an equal opportunity employer.
Closing Date: Until Filled
Questions: Please direct any questions to Joni Showalter, Chief of Police, at 785-890-4570 or