Police Careers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Park City Police Officer. Please READ these instructions in full before submitting your application or your Personal History Statement (PHS). 


Step 1. Go to Kansas Government Jobs and complete the Job Application.  

Step 2. Complete and Submit your Personal History Statement (PHS).

  • Please note that all applicants for Police Officer MUST fully complete the Personal History Statement.
  • Your application will not be processed until we have received your Personal History Statement.
  • Download the Personal History Statement form in its entirety by selecting the PHS link.
  • Complete the PHS form by hand.
  • Return the PHS form to the Park City Police Department by one of the 2 methods:
    • Mail your completed PHS to:
      Park City Police Department
      1941 E 61st Street N
      Park City, KS 67219
    • Drop off your completed PHS at:
      Park City Police Department
      1941 E 61st Street N
      Park City, KS 67219

Once you have completed your PHS and submitted it, and if you are qualified, one of our staff will contact you to give you additional instructions.

Personal History Statement (PDF)

Please note that your application will NOT be processed until we have received your fully completed Personal History Statement.

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The City of Park City is currently accepting applications for a full time Police Officer. Park City is a progressive community of 7,632 residents, located along I-135 in Sedgwick County. The mission of the Park City Police Department is to provide impartial, ethical and professional law enforcement service and protection to the community. We believe in our mission, and we strive to hire employees who are prepared to fulfill our mission. We are searching for career-minded public servants. This is a full-time position. Hours/shifts will be assigned by the Chief of Police. The entry salary for Police Officer I (persons not currently certified as full-time law enforcement officers) is $17.80 per hour. For applicants who are already certified full-time law enforcement officers, salary is adjusted based upon training and experience.

  • Non certified law enforcement officers: Upon successful graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center will receive a $1000.00 bonus. Upon successful completion of Park City Field Training will receive a $500.00 bonus. Upon promotion to Police Officer II will receive a $1000.00 bonus.
  • Certified law enforcement officers: Will receive a $500.00 sign on bonus with first full paycheck. Upon completion of Field Training and Park City Training Period with successful evaluation will receive a $1000.00 bonus. Upon completion of two years of employment with the City will receive a $1000.00 bonus.

Park City is a great place to work:

The City of Park City has an exceptional employee benefit package, which includes:

  • (Kansas Police and Fire) retirement system
  • Health insurance – an exceptionally generous health plan is provided for employees
  • Dental and Life insurance
  • Vacation, sick and holiday leave
  • Deferred compensation

To be considered for employment as a Park City Police Officer, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a valid Kansas driver’s license
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be able to pass an extensive background investigation, polygraph, medical exam, and drug screen.
  • Not have a personal or professional history that would automatically disqualify you for this position (See list of "Automatic Disqualifiers".)
  • The list of required qualifications, automatic disqualifiers and the screening process is subject to change


The citizens we serve, as well as our administration and our staff, demand that we are law-abiding, ethical and hard-working professionals. If you would like to join our team as a Police Officer, it’s important that you exhibit these standards. We find that it is best to be up front with our expectations during the application process, and that is why you will see more information listed here that you will see with many other law enforcement employment postings.

The Park City Police Department maintains an efficient and effective workforce by selecting capable, qualified applicants through a fair, nondiscriminatory selection process. All elements of the selection process will be administered, scored, evaluated, and interpreted in a uniform manner. The Park City Police Department will evaluate any applicant who may have participated in or committed any crime or act in the automatic disqualifiers listed below. Please review each statement. If you answer yes to any of these statements, you will be automatically disqualified from the application process.

The following definitions apply:

  • Have any "Brady/ Giglio" information in personal or professional background that would impair ability to serve as a government witness. "Brady/ Giglio" information includes any conduct, acts or crimes involving dishonesty or false statements.
  • You cannot legally possess a firearm under state and/or federal law (ability to legally possess a firearm is a continuing required qualification for employment).
  • Under 21 years of age, at the time of employment by the Park City Police Department.
  • Not a U.S. citizen.
  • No high school diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent education as defined by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.
  • Have ANY tattoo, scarification or brand on the Head, Face or Neck.
  • Have any offensive tattoo, scarification or brand (as defined) that would be visible when wearing an agency provided uniform or required work attire, including any such offensive marking(s) appearing on:
    • the hands or arms (below the bottom of the bicep), or;
    • the legs, knees or ankles when wearing standard exercise shorts.
    • Tattoo - the act or practice of marking the skin with indelible designs, forms, figures, art, etc., by making punctures in the skin and inserting pigment.
    • Scarification - the act of intentional cutting of the skin for the purpose of creating a design, form, figure or art.
    • Brand/ Branding - the act of intentional burning of the skin for the purpose of creating a design, form, figure, or art.
    • Offensive tattoos, scarifications or brands include but are not limited to:
    • Depictions of nudity or violence.
    • Sexually explicit or vulgar art, works, phrases or profane language.
    • Symbols likely to incite a strong reaction in the workplace, i.e., swastikas, or similar symbols.
    • Initials, acronyms, or numbers that represent criminal or historically oppressive organizations, i.e. AB, KKK, SS, MM, BGF, HA, 666 or any street gang names, numbers, and/or symbols.
  • Convicted or expungement for/of any crime punishable by imprisonment in a federal or state prison whether committed as a juvenile or adult.
  • Any conviction or expunged conviction for a crime that is a felony (or its equivalent under the Uniform Code of Military Justice), whether committed as a juvenile or adult.
  • You have committed a felony crime.
  • Convicted or granted diversion for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs within the past 5 years.
  • Used any anabolic steroids in the past 2 years other than prescribed by a physician or purchased over the counter.
  • Any of the following occurrences substantiated by conviction, diversion, self-report or witness corroboration during the background investigation of the following:
    • Use of any illegal controlled substance within the past 2 to 10 years beyond what is considered experimentation as determined on a case-by-case basis. ("Illegal" is defined as illegal under Kansas state statute or city ordinance.)
    • Sale, distribution, manufacture, or participation in sale, distribution or manufacture of any illegal drugs ever in lifetime.
    • Any act involving physical interference with the arrest or detainment of another person by a peace officer.
    • Any sexual act which constitutes incest or child molestation.
    • Since the age of 18, any act involving in the making, viewing, possessing, marketing, or distributing of child pornography in any form.
    • Soliciting for monetary sexual act, and/or any act involving the receipt of compensation, or anything of benefit, for any act of prostitution committed by a person. Forcing any person by threat or physical force to commit an act of prostitution (i.e. pimp).
    • Any act involving any participation in any criminal enterprise or organized crime activity, which seeks to further murder, arson, robbery, burglary, theft, kidnapping, aggravated assault, forgery, gambling, prostitution, promotion of prostitution, distribution of illegal arms, sale or distribution of drugs, or promotion or sale of obscene materials.
    • Abuse or criminal neglect or exploitation of an elderly or disabled person.
  • Any misdemeanor conviction for or expungement of domestic violence. Arrest and conviction pattern of related offenses.
  • Driver’s license not valid; currently suspended, cancelled or revoked. (Possession of a valid driver’s license is a continuing required qualification for employment.)
  • You cannot possess or obtain a valid Kansas driver’s license within 30 days of employment.
  • Conviction of a serious traffic offense within the last three years, which shall include:
    • Reckless driving
    • Fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer
    • Failing to stop at an accident scene, fail to report accident to police authority, fail to give required information or render aid after an accident, fail to report accident with unattended vehicle or give false information on accident report.
    • Declared an habitual traffic violator
  • Any act involving bribing or attempting to bribe any government official or employee.

Possible Disqualifiers You may be disqualified (but will not automatically be disqualified) for any of the following situations:

  • Used and/or experimented with marijuana or THC within the past three years; needs to explain use and why. If tried marijuana once and never used again, peer-pressure, or wanted to see what it was like, all should be taken into consideration before disqualifying applicant.
  • Any unlawful act involving theft of a vehicle.
  • Any act involving the production, distribution, or possession with the intent to sell, any picture, magazine, film device, tape, book, or other item that depicts any patently offensive acts, including any form of copulation, masturbation, excretory function, sadism, masochism, or lewd exhibition.
  • Any act involving illegal gambling, including promotion of gambling, keeping a gambling house, or possessing a gambling device, excluding dice, cards, or state lotto tickets. Does not include gambling in a private place in which all persons engaged in gambling have an equal chance of winning or losing, and no person received anything other than his own winnings.
  • Any illegal act resulting in a less than honorable discharge from any branch of the armed forces.
  • Ever been, or are now, a member of any group which advocates the illegal denial of civil rights to any person or group.
  • Ever charged with any domestic violence.
  • Ever attempted suicide.


Full Time Police Officer Employees


Eleven paid holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, Christmas Day,

2 Floating Holidays.

Employees may vote to designate Floating holidays as Official City holidays.

Employees hired on or before July 1 will be eligible for both floating holidays.


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Maximum vacation accrual carry over is 26 days or 208 hours.


Sick leave is earned at 3.69 per pay period (equivalent of 8 hours per month). Maximum accrual is 520 hours. On October 31st each year, accrual hours will be returned to 520 hours and an Attendance Bonus will be paid (equivalent to 50% of hours exceeding 520).


The City is currently undergoing the annual review of our health insurance plan. Historically, we have offered an exceptionally rich health insurance plan for employees. However, we do not know at the time of this posting which insurance company will be contracted, or the details of the health plan.



This is an optional benefit. Coverage for diagnostic and preventive services is paid at 100% and is not subject to any deductible. For all other covered benefits, the calendar year deductible is $75 x 3. The benefit percentage paid on basic services is 80% and major services are paid at 50%. The maximum benefit payment for all covered dental procedures for each Eligible Person in any one calendar year is $1000.00.

Employees must elect to participate within the first 30 days of employment. Eligibility for coverage is the first day of the month following employment. At the point of eligibility, premiums are withheld from the two primary paychecks of each month on a pre-tax basis.

Deductions are:  DELTA - Single $16.32 Employee plus One 

$31.44 Family $53.70


Lincoln National

This is a Core benefit; the City pays the entire monthly premium. The coverage is as follows: $15,000 for employee; $7,500 spouse, $2,500 dependent child over the age of 6 months and above; $250 dependent child 14 days to 6 months. The coverage for spouse will be reduced based on the age of the employee and will terminate upon the spouse reaching the age of 70.

Optional Group Life - Employee/Spouse

All employees who are hired in a KPERS/KP&F eligible position have the option to enroll in life insurance for themselves and/or their spouse. The premium is based on the age of the employee who may elect to purchase $5,000 to $250,000 of Life Insurance through payroll deductions. Employees who enroll within the first 30 days of employment are guaranteed issuance of up to $50,000 of life insurance regardless of health issues.


Lincoln National

This is an optional benefit. The Premium is based on salary and is paid in advance. This is a weekly benefit payable to a maximum of $650 from the 31st day for accident or sickness with maximum benefit duration of 26 weeks. The weekly benefit will not exceed 66.67% of weekly earnings, including commissions and excluding overtime pay and bonuses. Effective date of coverage is the first day of the month following date of hire.



Park City has affiliated with KP&F for Law Enforcement Officers. Kansas law requires that all eligible employees must become members. As an active member, employees contribute 7.15% of gross earnings and their contributions earn interest annually. Contributions will drop to 2% after 32 years of service credit. All of Park City’s KP&FMembers are Tier II and their contributions earn 4% interest annually. Employees are vested after 15 years of service. Retired KP&F members receive a monthly retirement benefit for the rest of their life. Active KP&F members also have Disability and Death coverage.

KPERS 457 Deferred Compensation Plan 

Administered by Empower

This is an optional benefit. A governmental 457(b) deferred compensation plan (457 plan) is a retirement savings plan that allows eligible employees to supplement any existing retirement and pension benefits by saving and investing before-tax dollars through a voluntary salary contribution. Contributions and any earnings on contributions are tax-deferred until money is withdrawn. Distributions are subject to ordinary income tax. Employees are eligible to enroll immediately following date of hire.

Emprise Bank

This is an optional benefit. The employee may choose to participate in savings account options available through Emprise Bank. The employee must open the account with a minimum deposit of $25.00 (a reduced minimum required deposit established for City Employees) and provide the information to the Finance Department for payroll deduction.


Participation in AFLAC is optional. The employee must enroll in plans of choice within the first 30 days of employment. The effective date of coverage is the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Premium payments will be made through payroll deductions on a pre-tax basis.

Section 125 Plan

Flexible Spending Account

Each year employees have the option to participate in the Health Care Reimbursement Account. Money set aside in this account may be used to pay for eligible health expenses. Deductions are before taxes are calculated, which lowers the employees taxable income. The employee’s take-home pay increases because federal and state income tax, FICA and Medicare tax are not paid on the amount deducted. The maximum amount that may be set aside is $2,500.00 per year, with a minimum of $150 per year. Up to $500 of unused amounts in a current plan year’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) can be "carried over" to be paid or reimbursed to plan participants for qualified medical expenses incurred during the following plan year.
Eligibility: All full time employees working 30 hours per week are eligible following 1 year (365 days) of employment

Dependent Care Account

Each year employees have the option to participate in the Dependent Care Account. Money set aside in this account may be used to pay for eligible dependent care expenses. Deductions are before taxes are calculated, which lowers the employees taxable income. The employee’s take-home pay increases because federal and state income tax, FICA and Medicare tax are not paid on the amount deducted. This is a valuable plan for employees with children or dependent parents. The maximum amount that may be set aside is $5000.00 per plan year.
Eligibility: All full time employees working 30 hours per week are eligible the first of the month following date of hire.


The City will cover the cost of certain approved work-related workshops and conferencesThe City may pay necessary expenses incurred by the employee to attend work related college courses, seminars, conferences, work-study sessions and training programs approved by the City Administrator and Department Head. All expenses must be approved prior to the employee’s attendance. The City will pay for up to 100% of per hour instructional and incidental fees, including lab fees and books provided a minimum gad of a "C" or equivalent is earned. The amount of college courses is limited to $1,000 per employee per calendar year unless otherwise approved by City Council.

Employees taking advantage of this benefit will be required to sign an agreement to continue their employment with the City for an additional year for each education or training expense request approved by the City. For details of this program, see page 48 section G-12 of the Park City Personnel Manual.

All of the above benefits are subject to change. For specific details, refer to the employee Personnel Manual and related documents and policies. This benefit summary is neither a contract nor the basis for an implied contract between the City of Park City and any employee or any group of employees.