35% Administration of the Assigned Division 

  • Supervise and direct members of the department.
  • Delegate and assign projects and tasks to subordinates.
  • Provide recommendations regarding employment-related decisions involving hiring, promotion, discipline, and all other status changes.
  • Provide recommendations regarding individual performance expectations and monitor and evaluate employee performance through performance reviews according to policy.
  • Provide on-the-job training as needed to personnel.

20% Operation of the Assigned Division 

  • Enforce departmental and city policies and procedures
  • Submit agenda items and participate in department and staff meetings on a regular basis to keep all members informed of pertinent information and problems.
  • Provide recommendations and direct the purchasing of materials, supplies, and equipment for the division.
  • Process and maintain division records.
  • Provide recommendations and conduct needs assessment for equipment.
  • Review existing procedures, laws, and ordinances for improvement and compliance.
  • Ensure proper fleet management.
  • Take the leadership role in the appropriate areas of the All Hazards plan and Incident Command system.

15% Training and Professional Development 

  • Ensure that all personnel acquire the proper training to maintain certification.
  • Maintain awareness of scheduled training, education, and professional development programs locally and regionally.
  • Schedule training activities for the department.
  • Conduct and participate in training and drill sessions, tests, and evaluations.
  • Participate in development of training lessons and programs.

10% Protection of Life and Property

  • Enforce traffic regulations, state laws, and city ordinances.
  • Respond and manage the operation of major crime scenes.
  • Act as on-call Duty Commander as needed.
  • Conduct investigations.
  • Apprehend violators in a safe and lawful manner following established laws, policies and regulations.
  • Act as liaison with court personnel to schedule appearance of defendants in custody.
  • Maintain current warrant/NTA files.
  • Coordinate and actively pursue service of warrants.
  • Operate motor vehicle on a regular basis.
  • Carry and maintain qualification for authorized firearms and other weapons pursuant to department standard operating procedures.

10% Strategic Planning                                       

  • Prepare budget estimates and control expenditures for the division.
  • Develop goals, objectives, and action plans for the division.
  • Research and recommend new technology, products, and procedures.

This position will also be responsible for the following functions based on the assigned division:


10% Public and Media Relations for Assigned Division

  • Prepare and disseminate press releases.
  • Coordinate and supervise crime prevention programs, address crime trends, and participate in problem solving efforts.

Technical Services

5% CALEA accreditation Act as assistant CALEA accreditation manager.

  • Main responsibility in the input of CALEA proofs and tracking progress.
  • Assist with training for the department.

5% Public and Media Relations Assigned Division

  • Prepare and disseminate press releases.
  • Coordinate and supervise crime prevention programs and activities.


5% Research

  • Research and develop proposals for equipment and personnel needs.
  • Research best practices and utilize knowledge to develop and maintain fleet maintenance and equipment replacement plans.

5% Records Supervision

  • Fill the position as the department’s LASSO
  • Coordinate the appropriate training for department personnel in relation to NCIC.
  • Ensure the records section is prepared for all inspections from outside agencies.

Continually looks for new and improved ways of completing the above functions.  Other tasks as assigned will be performed in order to address business needs.


Latitude:  Most duties are self-determined, planned, and arranged by performer.  Problem-solving requires extensive industry knowledge.  Decisions involving the protection of life and property are accomplished independently most of the time.  Regular and reliable attendance at work is required.


Interaction:  Frequent interaction with employees throughout the organization and the general public.  Frequent interaction with outside agencies including municipal, county, state, and federal agencies.



  • Minimum of 60 college credit hours required; four-year degree preferred.
  • Associate’s degree in Administration of Justice, Management, or related field preferred.
  • Must have satisfied all requirements as set forth in K.S.A. 74-5605 “Qualifications of Applicant (Police Officer) for Training Course Requirements.”
  • Must complete 40 hours of continuing education training annually.
  • Must hold rank of Lieutenant and have successfully completed probationary period from previous promotion.
  • Valid Kansas driver’s license and driving record must meet commercial liability insurance requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:                                                                                                       

  • Thorough knowledge of law enforcement techniques and procedures, budget preparation, and personnel management.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local ordinances governing police activities.
  • Skill in solving problems and making decisions independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to operate firearms, patrol vehicles, mobile/portable/base radios, crime scene processing equipment, and all other police-related equipment.
  • Ability to evaluate written and oral reports and make recommendations for improved police services.
  • Ability to operate office equipment.
  • Ability to access, input, process, and retrieve information from the computer.
  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Negotiation, persuasion, tact, and diplomacy are essential for effectively performing tasks.
  • Ability to effectively plan, assign, and delegate the work of others.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with all levels of staff, vendors, and the public.
  • Must be able to provide reliable courtroom testimony. Criminal convictions for acts of dishonesty or sustained disciplinary findings of misconduct related to truthfulness, racial bias, or other acts that would lead to potential impeachment of courtroom testimony as detailed in Brady v. Maryland or Giglio v. U.S. will be cause for disqualification for applicants and termination for employees.

Environmental Conditions/Physical Requirements: Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, and lifting of 30 lbs required.  Must also maintain ability to apprehend and take persons into custody.   Occasional exposure to adverse weather conditions, dangerous, and hazardous situations is required.  Must be available for on-call assignments.

Applicants must meet all the minimum qualifications as required of Police Officer applicants. Applicants must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a Kansas certified Law Enforcement Officer or able to obtain certification through the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center’s Reciprocity Training Curriculum
  • Currently or previously have held the rank of Lieutenant (or equivalent) or higher
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of law enforcement experience
  • Have received satisfactory or better overall ratings on their previous two (2) preceding performance reviews
  • Have no major disciplinary actions (suspensions, demotions, terminations) within the last two (2) years
  • Have a minimum of sixty (60) college credit hours; a bachelor’s degree is preferred

Police Officer Notice of Disqualification 

            It is the practice of the Derby Police Department to disqualify from consideration for appointment to any job within the Department any applicant who has done any of the following:

  • Convicted / committed a felony (violation of any state law or UCMJ)
  • Ever convicted of the following:
      • Domestic violence crimes
      • Sexual battery
      • Theft
      • Criminal deprivation of property
      • Perjury
  • Within the past five years been convicted of:
      • Possession of Marijuana
      • Criminal damage to property (vandalism)
      • Drive under the influence of alcohol/drugs
      • Drive with suspended driver’s license from DUI conviction/diversion/chemical test failure
      • Leave the scene of a traffic accident (hit & run)
      • Transporting an open container of alcohol
  • Ever discharged (terminated) from employment for theft, lying, any dishonest act
  • Within the past five years having been discharged (terminated) from employment for cause (misconduct).
  • As a law enforcement officer, having a sustained complaint for misconduct or improper use of force.
  • Dependent upon the facts of the case, convictions of:
      • Battery of a law enforcement officer
      • Battery
      • Weapons violations
      • Assault
      • Failure to appear
      • Obstruct official duty of police or judicial officer

In addition to the preceding conduct, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a United States citizen;
  •  Have graduated from a high school accredited by the Kansas state board of education or the appropriate accrediting agency of another state jurisdiction or have obtained the equivalent of a high school education as defined by rules and regulations of the commission;
  • Be of good moral character sufficient to warrant the public trust in the applicant as a police officer or law enforcement officer;
  • Be free of any physical or mental condition which adversely affects the ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill, safety and judgment; and
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.


Position closes March 17, 2021

Bi-weekly Salary Range: $2,491.54 (min)-$3,370.64 (max)

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.