Office of University Police
Job Posting Title
University Police Officer
This is commissioned law enforcement work in providing police
protection for a regent’s institution. Work involves enforcement of
municipal ordinances, county resolutions and state statutes.
Enforcement of rules, regulations and policies of the University
and the Board of Regents. Patrols an assigned area, exercises full
law enforcement powers, conducts criminal investigations, collects
evidence and prepares appropriate reports. The position requires
initial and continual certification as set forth and defined by the
Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training.
Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center basic training will be
provided if the successful applicant is not already a certified Law
- No Rotating Shifts
- Kansas Police and Fire Retirement Plan
- Uniforms and Equipment is Provided
- Benefits package with Heath, Prescription, Dental & Vision
- Accrues 6.77 hours vacation and 3.7 hours sick leave per pay
- earn up to 272 hours of paid leave per year, (176 vacation, 96
- State paid holidays
- New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor
Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas
- Tuition Assistance for you and your family after one year of
- Employees are eligible for up to 6 credit hours per
- Spouse and dependents are also eligible after a year. Dependent
coverage will start at 20% and will increased each year by an
- Qualified candidates must be 21 years of age, a U.S.
- Candidate will be fingerprinted, and a search of local, state,
and national fingerprint files made to determine whether the
applicant has a criminal record.
- Candidate has not been convicted of a crime that would
constitute a felony under the laws of this state, a misdemeanor
crime of domestic violence or a misdemeanor offense that the
commission determines reflects on the honesty, trustworthiness,
integrity, or competence of the applicant as defined by rules and
regulations of the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards
- Must have graduated from a high school accredited by the Kansas
state board of education or the appropriate accrediting agency of
another state jurisdiction or have obtained the equivalent of a
high school education as defined by rules and regulations of the
- Must be of good moral character sufficient to warrant the
public trust in the applicant as a police officer or law
- Candidate will complete an assessment, including psychological
testing approved by the commission, to determine that the applicant
does not have a mental or personality disorder that would adversely
affect the ability to perform the essential functions of a police
officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill, safety
and judgment be free of any physical or mental condition which
adversely affects the ability to perform the essential functions of
a police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill,
safety and judgment and obtain initial and continual certification
as set forth and defined by the Kansas commission on peace
officers’ standards and training.
- At time of appointment, candidate must have passed a
standardized written test, polygraph examination, background
investigation, physical and a drug screening testing.
: Graduate of Kansas Law Enforcement
Training Center or other state agency that meets the same standard.
A college degree is preferred, but not required.
: Hourly rate $19.25
: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS :
- Observes buildings and offices, streets, etc., while on patrol
to determine whether conditions appear in order. Checks exterior of
premises for unusual signs which might indicate illegal entry, and
speaks to occupants to assure that everything is in order.
Identifies locations and times when criminal activity and/or
traffic problems are most likely to occur in a particular
- Responds to emergency situations such as fires, injury
accidents, hold up alarms, fire alarms and intrusion alarms, bomb
and other threats, and initiates immediate action to preserve life,
preserve evidence and control the situation. Decides when an
emergency response is necessary.
- Maintains care and control of authorized equipment, vehicles
and firearms and reports malfunctions.
- Locates, collects, preserves, verifies, and critically analyzes
information and evidence during patrol activities, calls for
service, emergency situations, and criminal investigations.
Performs surveillance operations. Interviews complainants,
witnesses, suspects and others as needed.
- Completes written reports in compliance with Kansas
Administrative Regulations and departmental procedures, and makes
oral reports as needed.
- Uses a variety of communication skills and special techniques
to interact formally and informally with community groups. Provides
information upon request about police policies, procedures and
techniques as they affect the public. Maintains relations with
other law enforcement agencies.
- Considers circumstances of an observed or suspected violation
of law and determines whether to initiate an investigation or to
stop and frisk an individual, or whether probably cause exists to
arrest and search an individual incident to the arrest without a
warrant, and makes arrest or search.
- Directs and controls traffic flow and pedestrian movement on
campus. Patrols streets and related areas to see that streets,
drives and fire lanes are open and enforces observed traffic
violations. Issues University parking citations, and issues moving
traffic violations into municipal or district courts.
- Directs traffic flow at the accident scene, conduct an
investigation as to its cause, photographs and sketches diagrams of
accidents, and takes appropriate enforcement action.
- Position is subject to callback upon need due to emergencies,
criminal investigations, and criminal activity and staff shortages
as deemed necessary by the Director of Police.
submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information
for three professional references. Applicant documents should be
submitted in one PDF.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Terry Pierce
Phone: (785) 628-530
Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately
20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on
Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health
care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for
the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent
recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive
Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill
Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking,
running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large
lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and
camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to
Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to
excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60
restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and
very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming,
low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who
call "Hays, America" home.
Notice of Non-discrimination
– Fort Hays State University is
an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age,
marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability
or veteran status.
Final candidate will have consented to and
successfully completed a criminal background check.
Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position:
legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and
your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please
contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org
further information on how this might affect you.