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Position Title: Police Officer
Agency Name: CHADRON PD
Category: Law Enforcement
Location: Chadron, Nebraska

Have you always longed for a sense of community and are looking to make a real difference with your career? If so, the City of Chadron Police Department is seeking dedicated and professional individuals, with compassion and a willingness to work with citizens to maintain a healthy and safe community. Our officers are well equipped with vehicles, firearms, bullet proof vests, body cameras and all the necessary equipment and training to be successful in this challenging profession. Entry level, experienced and out of state applicants are all encouraged to apply.

Our Benefits: The City of Chadron offers excellent benefits: comparable wages, overtime, sick leave, annual leave, two personal leave days and nine paid holidays. A full benefits package including an outstanding health care plan (family coverage is $239.88 per month), dental and vision insurance, long term disability insurance, $30,000 in term life insurance and 7% retirement benefit. A city educational assistance program is available and Chadron State College has a strong Criminal Justice program for those looking to further their education and career.

Our Community: Chadron offers something for just about everyone, no matter your hobbies. Located in the Northern Panhandle of Nebraska, it was recognized as one of the 50 best sports towns in America according to Sports Afield magazine. Surrounded by the beauty of the Pine Ridge, Chadron is an excellent, progressive community in which to live. Our schools offer smaller class sizes for a more personalized learning approach. We are home to Chadron State College, which is ranked 17th in the nation for their Business Academy. Recent developments including a new hospital, new clinic, new regional air service provider and other new businesses have further established Chadron as an economic hub of the area. Recreational facilities include the new Aquatic and Wellness Center, beautiful city parks and the Nelson Physical Activity Center. Picturesque Fort Robinson, Chadron State Park, and the Nebraska National Forest are nearby. Rapid City, SD, is a quick 90 minutes to the north; surrounded by Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Sturgis and the beautiful Black Hills when the urge for a road trip strikes.

Our Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent, minimum age 21 years, excellent physical condition, valid driver's license, and be of good moral character with no felony conviction. Pre-employment drug test, polygraph, physical standards test and psychological test are required. Nebraska Certified Officer is preferred but is not required.

Officers certified in Nebraska will be granted a lateral entry upon completion of FTO program. Candidates certified in other states will be granted lateral entry upon successful completion of NLETC’s requirements for reciprocity certification and FTO.

SALARY: $18.46 Base hiring rate, negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. Testing and interview dates for 2020 are: February 11, April 14, June 9, August 11, October 13 and December 8.

CONTACT PERSON: Bev Bartlett, Civil Service Secretary


CONTACT PHONE: (308) 432-0505

CONTACT ADDRESS: P.O. Box 390, Chadron, NE 69337


OPENING DATE: December 23, 2019
Closing Date: 12/31/2020
Contact Person: Bev Bartlett
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 308-432-0505
Contact Address:
234 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337
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Opening Date: 2/17/2020

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