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Police Officer, Pratt Police Department

The City of Pratt KS is currently taking applications for a Full Time Police Officer. Pratt is a City of approximately 7,000 people located 70 miles west of Wichita KS. City of Pratt Police Officers are be required to work 12 hour shifts, holidays, and weekends as assigned.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Entry level Police Officers can start at approximately $20/hr.  Starting salary for Lateral entry Police Officers is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The City of Pratt provides, as a sampling, the following benefits for full-time employees:

  • Paid Vacation Time after 1 year of full time employment
  • Paid Sick Leave Time
  • Paid Injury leave
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • 2 Paid Discretionary Days
  • Longevity Pay after 1 year of employment
  • Health and Dental Insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • KPERS Retirement Program
  • Paid Life Insurance through Advance Life Insurance
  • Other Optional Insurance (including cancer and injury) through AFLAC
  • Deferred Compensation Plans through ING.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  No previous experience necessary.

  • Education: High School diploma or GED. Possession of a valid driver’s license is mandatory.
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check with no felony or major misdemeanor convictions.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate proficiently.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a drug screen.
  • Applicants must be possess basic computer skills in order to effectively transmit data from a call source to police, fire, emergency medical services, and other businesses and/or citizens
  • Environmental conditions and physical demands

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION:  Applications are available at the Pratt Police Department located at 303 S Oak Street at the City Offices located at 619 S Main Street, you can obtain a printable application through the following link.

Application Link

Please include RESUME with Application.

The City of Pratt is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Dispatcher, Pratt County 911

The Pratt County 9-1-1 Telecommunications Center is accepting applications for full time 911 Emergency Dispatch Personnel. These positions include health care and retirement benefits. Salary depends on experience. These positions are 12-hour shifts and require working all shifts. The minimum requirements for these positions include possessing a high school diploma or GED, professionalism, service oriented and must possess proficiency in reading comprehension, typing, spelling, and multi-tasking.

Further, candidates for these positions may be required to pass a drug test, a law enforcement background investigation, and an in-house training program. 911 Emergency Dispatch Personnel are required to pass several training courses as well as emergency medical dispatch training courses.

If interested please come by Pratt County 9-1-1 Dispatch, 303 S. Oak Pratt KS and pick up an application packet.

Thank you for considering Pratt County 9-1-1 as a career. 

Student Internship Program

The Pratt Police Department Student Internship Program is an internship offering U.S. citizen students interested in law enforcement careers a chance to witness and participate in the formation and implementation of law enforcement services, working closely with officers and staff of the department. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience in a law enforcement setting and insight into the substance and daily operations of the department.


Participants will work between 8-16 hours per week; there will be significant flexibility in working these hours not to affect the interns' academic pursuits, as approved by the Asst. Chief of Police. Participants chosen shall be awarded a stipend of $12.00 per hour in exchange for their work.  The program is to be offered for 12-15 weeks (summer, spring, and fall).


Minimum qualifications:  No previous experience necessary;  a U.S. citizen, at least 19 years of age; enrolled in an accredited college or university in classes relating the criminal justice. In addition, participants must be able to pass a criminal background check with no felony or significant misdemeanor convictions; Participants must be able to communicate proficiently, pass a drug screen; and possess basic computer skills.


Interested students should apply by submitting an application available through the department’s website, to or along with a resume and short essay on “why should the Pratt Police Department select you”; verification of current enrollment (produced at the time of application); and a letter of recommendation from college official.