Accepting Application for Full Time Police Officer Due by Noon on 12/5/2022

City of Carbondale is looking for a Full time Police officer!!

Can you handle these responsibilities? Are you Law enforcement certified or can you be?? If becoming part of our team sounds good to you then apply at

Find the employment application in the forms or click link below

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All applications to be considered must be submited by email to [email protected] or dropped off at City Hall 234 Main St.

Police Officer

Progressive and community oriented small town looking for a full-time police office. In this small town you have the chance to work a diversity of assignments from traffic stops to investigations and more. There is a great opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally in this supportive team environment. There is a large focus of community policing where you get to build a relationship with the Carbondale community while keeping them safe.  Certification is preferred but not mandatory.

Police Officer Job Responsibilities:

Being Trustworthy and Honest.

Protects citizens by preventing crime, enforcing laws, apprehending suspects, and monitoring traffic.

Prevents crime by explaining and enforcing applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; teaching preventive, protective, and defensive tactics; mediating disputes; patrolling assigned area; responding to notices of disturbances; conducting searches; observing suspicious activities; and detaining suspects.

Apprehends suspects by responding to complaints and calls for help, observing violations, and making arrests.

Conducts criminal investigations by gathering evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and interrogating suspects.

Documents observations and actions by radioing information and completing reports.

Reports observations and actions by testifying in court.

Fulfills court orders by serving warrants and commitments.

Maintains safe traffic conditions by monitoring and directing traffic, enforcing laws and ordinances, investigating accidents, providing escort, and reporting unsafe streets and facilities.

Minimizes personal injury by rescuing and reviving victims and radioing for medical assistance.

Maintains operations by following department policies and procedures and recommending changes.

Ensures operation of equipment by practicing responsible use, completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, notifying supervisor of needed repairs, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by studying applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; practicing skills; and participating in professional societies.

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Hours and Benefits

This is a full-time position that may have some overtime. The City of Carbondale pays part medical, dental and eye insurance, the remaining portion will be paid by the officer. We offer options in life insurance and KPERS benefits.

Police Officer Qualifications/Skills:

  • Decision-making
  • Legal compliance
  • Handles pressure
  • Deals with uncertainty
  • Lifting
  • Physical fitness
  • Judgment
  • Objectivity
  • Dependability and trustworthy
  • Emotional control
  • Integrity

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

Must possess a valid state driver’s license

Must have (or have the ability to attain) certification as a law enforcement officer

Must be 21 years old or older.