Police Department


Police Officer Application Form


Police Department Applications are only valid if submitted using the Police Officer Application Form above.


The CITY OF BEATRICE, Nebraska is accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for the position
of POLICE OFFICER. Applicants must be 21 years of age, must be a high school graduate or equivalent,
must have a valid Nebraska Operator’s License, no felony convictions, and be of good moral character. Both certified and non-certified applicants are encouraged to apply.

JOB DESCRIPTION – Operates an automobile in patrolling the City of Beatrice for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws, criminal laws, and city ordinances; responds to radio and telephone dispatches and self-initiates crime prevention; responsible for directing traffic, assisting motorist, escorts for parades and funerals, and traffic control at scenes of emergencies; investigates and prepares reports on all accidents, offenses, arrest, and various other incidents; gives directions, makes arrest, issues citations, and gives warnings; intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and to maintain order; appears in court to testify; investigates adult and juvenile complaints; performs interviews and interrogations on felony and misdemeanor crimes; and attends training.

All applicants will be required to perform a Physical Assessment during the testing process consisting of a 1.5 mile run, 300 meter run, vertical jump, push-ups, and sit-ups.

The Beatrice Police Department is a modern department that includes; mobile data terminals in all patrol units, digital video recorders in all patrol units, digital cameras, laser and radar equipment, infrared equipment, and various other equipment.

The Beatrice Police Department allows opportunities to focus on specific areas of law enforcement. These areas include; bike patrol, S.W.A.T. team, crime scene team, drug investigator, school resource officer, firearms instructors, and various other opportunities.

SALARY AND BENEFITS – Ranges from $17.42 to $23.71 per hour. Group health insurance plan: $20.00 per month for single coverage; and $160.00 per month for family coverage; with a $500.00 deductible per person and a $1000.00 deductible per family. All uniform and equipment is furnished, paid holidays and sick leave, two weeks vacation the first year, retirement plan, paid life insurance plan, tuition reimbursement, in-house wellness center, monthly in-service training, and 12-hour work shifts. Certified candidates are eligible for a lateral pay range at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

APPLICATIONS – Can be obtained from:

The Beatrice City Clerk’s office, 400 Ella Street, Beatrice, NE 68310, (402) 228-5200, or
The Beatrice Police Department, 201 North 5th Street, 68310, (402) 223-4080, or
The Internet at Officer Application (Dowloadable PDF)

TESTING DATE – Physical Assessment November 5 or 6, 2014, Testing November 6, 2014

Police Applications will be received

until Friday October 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.



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