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Courthouse Police Officer - Courthouse Police

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  CH Police 

Pay:  $16.48 per hour  

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


The Courthouse Police Officer is a commissioned law enforcement officer position with the Courthouse Police Department. The Courthouse Police Officer works under the direct supervision of the Police Sergeant. He/she provides safety and security services in protecting the courts, employees, and citizens who occupy or use the Courthouse and other County facilities. The Courthouse Police Officer has statutory powers of arrest.


Provides safety and security functions to preserve the public peace, and insures that dangerous items are kept out of the Courthouses.

  • The officer provides lobby-screening to ensure unauthorized people, weapons and other dangerous/illegal objects/substances do not enter the building.
  • The officer works in the lobby (which includes, the point position, the tray, hand scanner, and X-ray machine positions)
  • From the point position, he/she will greet and instruct the public on how to x-ray their belongings and approach and clear the metal detectors
  • At the tray position, he/she safely and efficiently greets and directs the public through the metal detectors, while physically hand searching their property.
  • At the hand scan position he/she will hand scan completely, checking ankles by hand, and check all points that sound the hand scanner.
  • At the x-ray position he/she will visually check the image of all scanned property and ensure that the property is picked up by the person who placed it on the belt.
  • At the Control Center he/she will screen to ensure unauthorized people, weapons and other dangerous/illegal objects/substances do not enter the building. He/she will monitor cameras, answer telephone in a professional manner, monitor the Courthouse alarms, and will gather necessary caller information, and dispatch officers as needed.


Provides safety and security functions to preserve the public peace, by Roving Patrols-to deter illegal activities and confrontations, by a visual uniformed presence, and provides assistance to citizens.

  • The officer provides a thorough check of the entire Courthouse complex by exterior and interior patrols.
  • The officer will issue parking citations as warranted.
  • The officer will escort persons as needed inside and outside the Courthouse. He/she will make cases on police incidents, and will log required counts on the appropriate forms.


The Courthouse Police Officer provides safety and security services for the Courthouses, the District courts, and other county facilities as needed.

  • The officer will standby to protect a Judge, Jury, and courtroom occupants from possible harm as needed.
  • Officers will detain and arrest on commitment orders by a Judge or Hearing officer, or when notified of the existence of a warrant.
  • Officers will respond quickly to calls for assistance notifying the Control Center as to the nature of the incident or event.
  • Officers will detain suspects as needed, and will conduct arrests as required. He/she will complete a detailed incident report per policy.


Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. 6 months minimum in a related field. Kansas Certified Law Enforcement Officer-Free of Brady/Giglio issues. Maintain 40 hours of annual training. Maintain proficiency in annual firearms qualification. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid Kansas driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance.


Preferred Qualifications: 5 years of law enforcement experience. A sound history of stable job responsibility. Good Customer Service Skills.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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