Police Officer

Open until filled

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • PackageStarting at $51,147 - $71,614, paid training, paid equipment and a platinum benefit package
  • Position Description Police-Officer.pdf(PDF, 544KB)


The City of Merriam—Police Department is seeking a full-time Police Officer. This position is responsible to support the City of Merriam’s mission in helping to maintain a safe and orderly public through strong community connections, and enforcement of laws and regulations using the highest level of ethical standards, compassion, and integrity.

The City is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to include generous health, wellness, and retirement plans. We offer ample opportunities for professional and personal development to ensure a mutually-beneficial experience with our agency and the City.

Typical duties include police patrol, investigations, traffic relations, report writing, operating a patrol vehicle in all weather and traffic conditions, exercising independent judgement, and communicating with the public in a professional and courteous manner.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age;
  • Must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record;
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Must be in good physical condition;
  • Must be able to work various hours with a 24/7/365 operational period;
  • Must have an acceptable background.

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For further information contact Captain Jeremiah Waters at 913-322-5567 or jwaters@merriam.org.    

Merriam is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Merriam believes there is strength in diversity, where in our vibrant community, every voice matters. Though small in size, we are big at heart.

We welcome employees from every background. We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace like the community we serve. We embrace teamwork, and empower every employee to grow and shine. We cultivate our strengths to build a community where we are all proud to belong. That’s what makes Merriam Just Right.

If you share our values and enthusiasm for building an inclusive workplace – please apply.

Applicants for public safety positions may be subject to the following: polygraphs, background investigations, reference checks, and psychological exams. Where inquiries into credit worthiness are conducted, the applicant will receive a copy of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.