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The Parsons Police Department (PPD) is a full-service law enforcement agency serving our community since 1870. PPD works in concert with other local, state and federal agencies to ensure the safety and security of our growing and dynamic city.
Unlike traditional police departments, PPD is evolving to take on additional responsibilities from traditional 1st responders to crimes and criminal investigation, to emergency management duties, crisis intervention, and we are growing to partner with community agencies and organizations to enhance services to families in crisis, people with mental health problems and at-risk juveniles. Over 10,000 people come to the police front counter every year for help, while our police officers contact over 30,000 citizens every year.

Recruiting for Police Officer and Dispatcher are now open. We're not recruiting for the average. We are recruiting mature individuals who are self-motivated, service-oriented and place helping on par with enforcement.
Currently patrol officers and dispatchers work 12-hour shifts working 15 days a month. We have officers trained in Pressure Point Controlled Tactics (PPCT), Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC) and stress the importance of training. 
PPD is positioning itself to work in partnership with Labette County Sheriffs Department and the Labette County Attorney to target illegal narcotics through the Kansas Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (K-CAT).
A  Bicycle / ATV Officer option is being reviewed that would include being assigned a mountain bicycle, and access to the departments UTV as a supplemental assignment to regular patrol duties.
     WE VALUE:
  • Diversity in our workforce
  • Communication skills, Empathy and problem solving
  • Prior military service with progressive responsibility
  • Candidates that care about community
  • Current police officers enter the pay scale with credit given for their prior police experience.


Download our Department Application here:
You can also fill out and submit your application online here:
Resume is required to be attached to the police job application form. Candidates must pass an oral board, background check, physical, drug screen, and psychological evaluation.
All related application material must be submitted to Charlotte Lamb either at 217 N. Central Parsons, KS 67357, fax 620-421-7081 or by email
For a list of Disqualifications for employment please read this link: