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Out-of-town applicants can expect to make at least two to three trips to Junction City during the hiring process. Please notify Lieutenant Nichols if you are coming from out of state so that as many steps in the process can be scheduled as possible.
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To find if the Police Department is currently hiring, please contact Lieutenant Douglas Cathey at 785-762-5912.
The first step in the hiring process is filing out a job application online through the City of Junction City employment website.
The hiring process normally takes 3 to 5 months to complete. However, this time period can be shorter or longer, depending on the amount of openings and the experience level of an applicant.
The number of openings for full-time police officers vary. Please call Lieutenant Douglas Cathey at 785-762-5912 for information on vacancies.
No. The only educational requirement is a high school degree or equivalent.
No. If hired as a Junction City Police Officer, the necessary training will be provided.
The only age restriction is a person must be 21 years of age upon the date of hire. There is no upper age restriction.
No, there is no height or weight requirement.
The starting salary in 2022 was $44.895.
Shift differential and Specialized Position Allowance are enhancements that can be earned.
Yes. Although the positions of Officer and Sergeant are covered by a union contract, those with police experience can qualify for starting pay above the level of those with no police experience.
The Junction City Police Department pays officers salaries while attending training at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. KLETC pays for room, board and instruction. There is no charge to an officer.
The Academy takes 14 weeks.
KLETC is located outside of Hutchinson, Kansas.
No. However, if hired as a Junction City Police Officer, you must reside within Geary County within 90 days of your employment.
No. The Police Department is not liable for travel costs.
Yes. Uniforms, leather gear, weapon and other law enforcement tools are provided by the Police Department. Cleaning of uniforms is also paid for along with a $300 a year allowance for:
The current authorized strength of the Junction City Police Department is 50 commissioned officers.
The current population of Junction City is 25,500.
Patrol Officers work 12 hour shifts. 6 am to 6 pm or 6 pm to 6 am. A standard two week pay period consists of the following: