Police Chief- City of Olathe, Kansas

The City of Olathe, Kansas, is ideally situated just 20 miles southwest of Kansas City.  The City is the county seat of Johnson County and is easily accessible via Interstate 35, Kansas 7, and Interstate 435.  Olathe provides 61.75 square miles to its 140,000 residents with a high quality of life, great connectivity, an unparalleled transportation network, a nationally-recognized school system, and one of the best-educated workforces in the nation, making the City a desirable location for families and businesses.

Olathe has a modified council-manager form of government.  The City Council consist of seven members including the Mayor.  The Police Chief plans, directs, manages, supervises, and oversees the activities and operations of the Police Department. 

The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; a master’s degree is preferred. The candidate must be a graduate of a law enforcement command school (for example: FBI National Academy or PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) and have at least 10 years of extensive law enforcement experience, including at least four years of administrative and supervisory experience beyond first line supervisor.  A Kansas Law Enforcement Officer Certificate, or the ability to obtain certification within one year of employment, and an appropriate, valid driver’s license are required.  The position midpoint is $177,000 with the actual salary depending on qualifications and experience.

Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches

For more information on this position contact:

Larry Boyd, Senior Vice President

Strategic Government Resources

[email protected]





Price Robinson, Senior Vice President

Strategic Government Resources

[email protected]