Killdeer Police Department- Police Officer $5,000 Hiring Bonus, $63,341-$89,856 + OT

City of Killdeer | KILLDEER, ND

Posted Date 7/09/2024


Law Enforcement is a Calling; Are you Ready to Answer?


The Killdeer Police Department is seeking exceptional applicants to fill immediate full-time and part-time openings for the position of Patrol Officer, and is seeking professional, motivated candidates who are interested in working in a progressive 6-man department.


Our department offers a professional, family-oriented work environment, and a community-oriented law enforcement experience, without the high call volume and stress of daily life often experienced in larger jurisdictions.  We value our team members, and you’re not just a number here!  We strive for competence, self-discipline, and a positive work ethic in our employees, and we provide the resources they need to be successful in their career.


The City of Killdeer offers the following work conditions and incentives:


  • Salary (gross): FT: $68,842.28 - $89,856.05 annually for POST certified / lateral applicants (with wage to be discussed for non-certified applicants);  PT wage dependent on experience;
  • 100% paid full single / family ND Blue Cross / Blue Shield Health Insurance, including dental / vision plans;
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays;
  • $100 monthly employee savings plan;
  • 100% paid ND Law Enforcement PERS Retirement plan, currently at 18.04% of salary
  • All necessary duty equipment and a take-home patrol vehicle are provided;
  • $1,000 hiring bonus for qualified applicants, up to $5,000 for highly qualified and recommended applicants;
  • City housing may be available;
  • Training in specialized areas of interest is possible, including but not limited to FTO, investigations, training, interdiction, response team operations, and more;
  • Annual wage increases are available with satisfactory performance;
  • Supervisory ranked positions, dependent upon availability, needs of the department, and performance;
  • Retention bonuses may be available for officers on a continuing basis;
  • Current 12 hour 5 on / 5 off, 2 on / 2 off schedule, rotating shifts;
  • FT employees may reside within 40 miles of Killdeer (take-home car not eligible outside of city limits);
  • Great community support, school system, and area outdoor activities;
  • Free membership to the Killdeer Aquatics & Wellness Center for all City staff;



Applicant must be POST licensable within North Dakota.  Current ND POST certified, lateral transfer, or basic academy graduates will be given preference.   Part-time applicants must be currently ND POST certified or licensable, with a positive work history.  Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter with references to Chief Dion Steinley, dsteinley@killdeer.com, PO Box 270, Killdeer, ND.  58640, 701-764-5678.  Position is open until filled.  The City of Killdeer is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants claiming Veteran’s preference must state so in a letter of application and attach appropriate documentation. The City of Killdeer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the admission to its programs or activities, including the employment process.



Salary63,341.72 - 89,856.05 Annual
Correctional Officer
Highest Educational Degree Required
High school diploma or equivalent
Job Type
Entry Level

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