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Position Title: Police Officer - KEARNEY
Agency Name: KEARNEY PD
Category: Law Enforcement
Location: Kearney, NE
Job Description Summary

Certified Law Enforcement Officers:

Starting range of $23.68 - $33.98 per hour dependent upon experience
$3,000 sign on bonus with 2 years sworn law enforcement experience

Non-Certified Applicants:

Starting hourly rate of $23.68

Patrols assigned beat and investigates incidents in the enforcement of law and order in the protection of life and property. Work varies requiring individual judgment within prescribed standards and procedures.

Please view and read ALL attachments (see below) thoroughly before submitting an application. All attachments are available for printing up to the position closing date of December 19, 2019.

Job Responsibilities

Patrols an assigned area on foot, bicycle, or automobile vehicle after appropriate training potentially operates motorcycle, for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations; responds to radio, computer and telephone dispatches and appears at scenes of disorder or crime; notes and reports traffic hazards; assists in controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies; investigates and prepares reports on offenses, accidents and damages to property; gives directions and information; makes custodial and non-custodial arrests; issues citations; serves warrants and subpoenas; gives warnings; prepares reports on arrests and property impounded; directs traffic; handles animal problems, inspects to assure property protection; inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment; intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order; appears in court as a witness and arresting officer; transports prisoners; performs initial and follow-up investigations of crimes involving adults and juveniles; investigates complaints; interrogates persons whose actions are suspicious or criminal; issues citations for parking and moving violations; assists fire department and ambulance personnel in rendering first aid; assists in hazardous materials (haz-mat) spills; speaks before school and civic groups as required; serves on stake-outs and on surveillance; impounds and tags evidence; provides general assistance to the public; escorts parades and processions; trains in basic first aid and CPR; operates a computer and specific software; prepares reports of their own activities as well as investigative and operational reports; rotates through assignments and shifts; performs overtime as required; and performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education & Requirements

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED, plus one year of work experience involving public contact or one year of college level coursework; valid Nebraska driver’s license; must not have felony, Domestic Violence or other serious misdemeanor convictions; must possess good character as determined by thorough background investigation and meet Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification Standards. Must have the ability to obtain Nebraska Police Officer certification within one year of appointment. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment, and must be a United States citizen. Go to for more information and to complete your application online.
Salary: $23.68 - $33.98 / hour
Closing Date: 12/19/2019
Contact Person: Shawna Erbsen
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 308-233-3212
Contact Address:
18 E. 22nd Street
Kearney, NE 68847
Web Site:
Opening Date: 10/7/2019

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