Career Opportunities

The Johnson County Park Police department offers law enforcement's most unique and rewarding career path. Our Park Police Officers provide law enforcement services for millions of park visitors each year and they patrol nearly 10,000 acres of park land, water impoundments and associated recreational facilities. The parks are patrolled by police cruisers, four wheel drive vehicles, boats, bicycles, and by foot.


Park Police Officers also present a large variety of environmental and cultural interpretation programs ranging from living history to live wildlife presentations and hands-on ecology offerings. These year-round educational opportunities offered to the general public provide over 1,000 programs for preschool through senior adult audiences.

Park Police officer in a speed boat on the lake

A Park Police Officers job is varied, requiring persons with an aptitude for - and dedication to - police work, public relations, visitor services, public speaking and education.

Job Description

Entry level position takes calls for service, patrols to deter and detect crime, investigates complaints, cites and/or arrests law violators, assists park visitors, protects facilities and park resources, enforces Kansas laws and District Park Codes, leads outdoor recreation programs and presents educational programs on cultural and environmental topics. Scheduled hours provide for a 40 hour work week with overtime, holiday, weekend and shift work required.

Job Qualifications

For consideration an applicant must be a United States citizen at least 21 years of age, be able to pass physical and psychological examinations, hold or obtain a valid driver's license, have no felony convictions and be able to pass a background investigation. A bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


  • $45,406 to $61,422


Benefits include: 

  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • JCPRD Program Discounts
  • KPF Retirement Program
  • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement

For a detailed summary, please see the Park Police Officer Benefits (PDF). 

Contact Information

For further information contact Human Resources at 913-438-7275 or Administration Commander Terry Anderson at 913-826-3464.

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