Police Careers

Why Work For Park City?

Come and join our team and invest in your future.  As a member of the Park City Police Department, you will have the opportunity to join a team of ethical, hardworking law enforcement professionals.


The core values of the Park City Police Department are HONOR • INTEGRITY • SERVICE

  • Honor - achieved through high moral standards of conduct.
  • Integrity - accomplished through honesty and fairness.
  • Service - by contributing to the welfare of others.


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

  • Health insurance where the City pays 100% of the premium
  • City funded Health Reimbursement Account to offset insurance deductible, coinsurance and copays
  • Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, LegalShield, AFLAC
  • KP&F Retirement and KPERS 457 Deferred Compensation 
  • Vacation and Sick Leave and 11 paid Holidays 
  • Training Opportunities and $2,500/Year College Tuition Reimbursement 
  • On-site fitness facility
  • Wellness Initiatives that includes discounted membership to YMCA or area fitness clubs
  • Employee Assistance Program to provide counseling and education to employees and their families
  • Nursing Mother’s Room
  • Opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art police facility.

Salary for Certified and Non-Certified Officers

Starting Pay for a currently certified officer will depend upon experience and qualifications:

·         $24.41 - $26.29 for 2 to 5 years of applicable experience

·         $26.29 - $27.62 for 5 to 7 years of applicable experience

·         $27.62 - $29.74 for 7 to 10+ years of applicable experience

·         Bilingual Pay

The base starting pay for a non-certified officer will be a combination of the following factors:

·         $22.19 per hour

·         2% increase in starting pay for prior military experience

·         1% increase in starting pay for an Associate's Degree

·         1% increase in pay for a Bachelor's Degree

·         Bilingual Pay

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

How to Apply for a Park City Police Officer Position

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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Automatic Disqualifiers

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 offensivemarking(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.