$23.23 - $32.02 Hourly
Lateral Transfer Police Officer beginning pay will be determined by the following Police Officer pay scale and pertains only to years of prior law enforcement service. The below scale applies to the number of years of prior law enforcement experience completed after the Lateral Transfer Police Officer’s prior employment police academy graduation and completion of the Lateral Transfer Police Officer’s prior employment field training.
2 – 4 years: Begin at step B
5 – 7 years: Begin at step D
8 – 10 years: Begin at step F
10 + years: Begin at step G
2017 Pay Scale (Recruit and Police Officer):
Recruit A B C D E F G
$21.64 $22.66 $23.23 $23.81 $24.40 $25.01 $25.64 $26.28
Distinguishing Features of Work
The Wichita Police Department is looking for experienced and qualified Kansas law enforcement officers to apply for a pilot program focusing on applicants who would like to laterally transfer to the Wichita Police Department. This is general police work in the protection of life and/or property through enforcement of laws. Work performed involves an element of personal danger. Employees work under general supervision following a period of field training and may be assigned to work on patrol, at headquarters, on special assignments, or as plainclothes investigators. Employees are accountable to and evaluated by field commanders who review work methods and results through observation, reports, inspection, and discussion.
Examples of Work Performed:
- Patrols areas of the city on foot, horseback, or in a vehicle to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, and to enforce motor vehicle and parking regulations and correct traffic hazards.
- Answers calls and complaints received by radio, telephone, or in person involving emergency, disorder, and crime.
- Interviews persons with complaints or inquiries, takes statements and tends to proper disposition of the information or directs them to proper authorities.
- Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence and locates witnesses.
- Makes arrests and/or takes prisoners to jail.
- Appears in court to present evidence and/or testify as required.
- Conducts specialized investigations and raids.
- Conducts police-related community awareness and public relations work.
- May administer basic first aid.
- These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive. Other related duties may be assigned as need.
Requirements of Work:
- Successful completion of a Police Academy Program for Lateral Transfer Officers.
- Working knowledge of the geography of the City and the location of important buildings.
- Some knowledge of first-aid methods.
- Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies; to record details about names, faces, and incidents quickly, clearly, and accurately.
- Must not be impaired from testifying credibly in a court of law or impaired from swearing to an affidavit.
- Ability to distinguish colors accurately.
- Visual acuity that meets established medical standards.
- Hearing ability that meets established medical standards.
- Ability to accurately and effectively discharge a rifle, shotgun, and handgun with both left and right hands.
- Ability to subdue a violent and/or uncooperative person by methods requiring physical force.
- Ability to drag or carry an average adult person, about 160 pounds, a distance of fifteen to twenty feet, away from danger.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other employees, representatives of other organizations, and the public.
- Ability to operate an automobile.
- Ability to wear body armor while on duty.
- Possession of and ability to maintain a valid Kansas driver's license.
- An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Required Experience and Training:
· Applicants must have at least 2 years of law enforcement experience. The years of experience are counted after academy graduation and field training from the applicant’s prior employment.
· Applicants must currently be a full time “Police Officer” or “Law Enforcement Officer” who holds an “active law enforcement certificate” issued by the Kansas Commission on Peace Officer’s Standards and Training as defined by Kansas State Statute 74-5602 and subsections.
· Lateral Transfer applicants will be required to successfully complete the WPD Applicant Process:
§ Initial on-line application and Aptitude Test
§ First contact interview at the Training Academy
§ Physical Fitness Test
§ Thorough background checks to include visit to current agency to review IA and personnel file
§ Polygraph examination
§ Command Staff Interview
§ Conditional Job Offer
§ Psychological Testing
§ Cooper’s Run
Lateral transfer recruits will be classified as Police Recruit, and paid Recruit pay during their time in the Police Academy. Police Recruits are probationary employees. Police Recruits are eligible to participate in one of the health insurance programs offered by the City and receive paid holidays. Upon satisfactory completion of recruit training, the Police Recruit will be advanced to the position of Police Officer and will be eligible for all benefits afforded full-time employees.