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Position Title: Police Officer, Entry and Lateral Entry
Agency Name: Chadron Police Department
Category: Law Enforcement
Location: Chadron Police Department
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 and certified 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% employee contribution retirement benefit with the city matching the employee’s contribution of 7%.

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 and the top step at $24.31.

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 and are rank high amongst other similar school districts. 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 Northern Panhandle. Recreational facilities include the new Aquatic and Wellness Center, beautiful city parks and the CSC 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 you have the urge for a road trip.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
Salary: Hourly $18.46 to $24.31
Closing Date:
Contact Person: Bev Bartlett HR or Chief Tim Lordino
Contact Email: or
Contact Phone: 308-432-0505
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 390, Chadron, NE 69337
Chadron, Ne 69337
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Opening Date: 8/1/2020

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