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University Police Officer or Trainee

Kansas State University


Contact Information


Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66506


  • 785-532-6011

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled


  • Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

    • $20.43/hour (Officer)
    • $19.23/hour (Trainee)

    Pay Grade: 08A

    Why Join Us:

    Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Retirement plans
    • Paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays

    To see what benefits are available, please visit:

    The Police Department also participates in the Kansas Police & Fireman's Retirement System. For more details, please visit the KPERS website at the following link:

    Additional perks for the Police Department:

    • Private gym facility accessible during shift hours
    • Special positions including:
      • Investigations
      • COO
      • Drone
      • Housing
      • ERU
      • Bike Patrol

    Department team building events to include:

    • BBQs
    • Ziplining
    • Holiday Parties
    • Employee Tuition Assistance (for employees and immediate family members)
    • Annual KS longevity bonus after 10 years of service

Position Details


3670070030 KSU Police Department

Job no:


Employment type:

Staff Full Time (USS)


Manhattan, Kansas


On-site requirement


Law Enforcement

About This Role:

The K-State Police Officers and Trainees patrol university property to enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations. They protect citizens and property from harm; respond to incidents and situations that arise using clear judgment according to the policies and procedures of the university's police department and applicable laws and regulations. The officers and trainees serve the community by providing preventative patrol and response to accidents, incidents, crimes, and disturbances. They work with diverse groups of people and make an effort to involve community members in positive ways that promote public safety goals. For more information, check out the K-State Police Department Website.

Applicants must be United States citizens and at least 21 years of age.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this for K-State's guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications for Officers:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • One year of relevant experience in general law enforcement
  • Valid Driver's license
  • Completion of a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission

Minimum Qualifications for Trainees:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver's license
  • Completion of a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Thorough working knowledge of local, state, and federal law, and university rules and regulations
  • Ability to make reports in written form in a clear and concise manner
  • Additional special requirements preferred (all of the following to be considered equally):
    • Expresses good judgment
    • Displays job knowledge, skills, abilities, and interests
    • Shows the ability to maintain positive public relations
    • Demonstrates analytical ability
    • Demonstrates good verbal communication skills
    • Indicates high-stress tolerance

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a United States Citizen and at least 21 years of age.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • First Aid and CPR certification necessary within one year after employment.
  • Must possess a valid unrestricted driver's license (corrected vision acceptable) upon employment
  • Must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission before being given permanent status.
  • At the time of appointment, the candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services.
  • This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties and therefore, candidates cannot have been convicted of, and must be free of any diversions from a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9).
  • Attend 40 hours of in-service training each year after certification.
  • Good physical health and must be able to fulfill all requirements for admission to an accredited Kansas Law Enforcement Training Academy.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references and contact information

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

To apply, visit:

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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