Overview

POLICE OFFICER
HAYS POLICE DEPARTMENT

The City of Hays is looking for career-minded individuals who want to serve their community by protecting its citizens as Police Officers. The work schedule includes 12-hour shifts which provides for 7 days off within a 14-day period including every other weekend off. Weekends & holidays required.

REQUIREMENTS
Kansas Law requires applicants must be a U.S. Citizen & at least 21 years of age within 6 months of application. No felony or domestic violence convictions permitted. Valid driver’s license & High School Diploma or GED required.

Hays Police Department requires a good attitude, willingness to learn and a drive to protect your community. Applicants will be trained on the rest & will be paid their normal wages while attending the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) to obtain their certifications.

Police Officers are required to live within a 40-mile radius of the City of Hays within 180 days of employment. Job offers contingent on pre-employment tests.

***Tattoos allowed with approval of the Chief of Police.***

COMPENSATIONS & BENEFITS
Pay range: $20.79 – $30.82. The Pay Range will increase to $22.00 – $32.39 in 2022. Guaranteed raises every year. Placement depends on experience & certification. The City of Hays offers great benefits. Visit www.haysusa.com/joinhpd for a full list of the benefits provided.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications are accepted online at www.haysusa.com/joinhpd. Questions about the position may be sent to Human Resources at hr@haysusa.com or by calling 785-628-7320.

About City of Hays

Hays, Kansas (pop. 20,500), is a university community serving as a regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, arts, & recreation for the western half of Kansas - serving a population of nearly 100,000. This excellent community is recognized among the top Kansas cities in entertainment, health, arts, culture. Hays is home to Fort Hays State University (FHSU), a regional comprehensive university with over 14,000 students, known for its innovation & entrepreneurship. FHSU is the fastest growing university in the Kansas Regents system. The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the FHSU campus is home to the Encore Series, Hays Symphony, & other national & world caliber performances. Hays Med, part of the University of Kansas Health System, is a major employer with more than 1,000 employees. Hays Med is home to the DeBakey Heart Institute of Kansas & one of the top rural medical centers in the United States. The Bricks in Historic Downtown Hays has unique shopping, galleries, eateries, & entertainment. Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including: full service gyms, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, & excellent opportunities for walking, running, & biking. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing fishing, boating & other water sports. Bike Hays contains 21 miles of connecting trail system. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting jet service to Denver and Chicago with several flights in each direction daily. Multiple high-speed Internet providers service Hays. Hays is in an elite group of cities with fiber to the premise. More information about the City of Hays, KS at www.visithays.com.