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Police Officer

Overland Park, Kansas



Overland Park Police Department

12400 Foster

Overland Park, KS 66213

Phone: 888-547-5951   




Salary: $39,672 - $66,288

Population: 170,000 

Sworn Officers: 260 

Application Deadline: NA




Overland Park Police Department - Police Officer

Overland Park, Kansas



The Overland Park Police Department, established in 1960, rises to the challenge of the 21st century. We are dedicated to serving the residents, business owners and commuters to Overland Park with the utmost respect and in the most effective manner possible. With an authorized strength of 260 and a population of 170,000+ the department operates from a Strategic Plan that includes four critical intents. We truly believe in a safe environment; dedicated commitment to department personnel and their development; high ethical standards resulting in a strong partnership between the community and the OPPD; and creativity and innovation. We invite you to read further and see if this is the type of work environment you have been looking for.


Whether you are beginning a career in law enforcement or moving from one agency to another, the Overland Park Police Department reaches out to your individuality and diversity. A career as a law enforcement officer in Overland Park is taken very seriously. Our Strategic Plan encompasses all facets of community policing efforts; from a sound ethical foundation to strongly supported community involvement. Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass recently stated, “Our first and highest priority is the safety and welfare of the citizens of Overland Park”. To this end, the department employs high-tech equipment, state-of-the-art training and highly competent men and women.



Candidates must meet the following job qualifications to receive consideration for the position of Police Officer:

  • 21 years of age at the date of the written examination

  • Citizen of the United States of America

  • High school degree or its equivalent

  • No felony convictions

  • No illegal drug possession or use outside departmental policy

  • Driving record that meets the City’s insurance requirements

  • Appropriate, valid driver’s license upon application

  • 20/200 visual acuity, correctable to 20/20 in both eyes

  • Ability to visually recognize and distinguish colors, normal peripheral vision and normal depth perception

  • Ability to distinguish sounds encompassing a full range of tones and volumes


Benefits include:

  • Minimum-starting salary of $39,672; Consideration given for experience

  • Uniforms and Equipment furnished

  • Health Coverage for employees with small deduction and additional coverage for dependents

  • Life Insurance at 5 times officer’s annual salary

  • Dental Coverage for employee and additional coverage for dependents

  • Long Term Disability

  • Vacation Leave of 10 days per year

  • Personal Days of 3 per year and 8 Holidays per year

  • Tuition Reimbursement Plan

  • Employee Assistance Plan

  • A Non-Contributory Retirement Plan; 100% vested after 10 years. *Bilingual incentive pay


Officer entry examinations are currently conducted on an on-going basis.



To find out more or to register for the

information packet, contact:


Overland Park Police Personnel Unit

12400 Foster

Overland Park, KS 66213






888-547-5951 (toll free)








Overland Park is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer




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