Minimum qualifications include high school or GED diploma, 21-years of age at time of appointment, no criminal record, possess a valid Kansas driver's license; typing test, physical agility test, written aptitude test, polygraph, extensive background check, interview board, drug screen, physical and psychological testing.
The Andover Police also has the following list of automatic disqualifiers:
Applicants will be eliminated from the process if they have falsified, intentionally misrepresented, or have not been completely truthful or have not fully disclosed ALL information requested on a questionnaire, document, or application in any part of the pre-employment process.
• Applicants must satisfy all requirements as set forth in Kansas Statute 74-5605 (must be a Citizen of the United States, must be at least 21 years of age, must be the holder of a high school diploma or equivalent achievement, i.e. GED, is of good moral character and free of any physical or mental condition which might adversely affect the applicant’s performance as a police officer.)
• Applicants must satisfy all requirements as set forth by the City of Andover (applicant must not have a tattoo or brand, other than cosmetic tattoos, that would be visible to the public while on-duty in uniform or in civilian attire. Applicants with tattoos that are visible must agree as a condition of employment, that they would remove or cover the tattoo whenever on duty.)
• If military service has been rendered your DD214 must reflect a separation code and an honorable discharge or a discharge under honorable conditions.
• No convictions for any misdemeanor crimes involving morals, drugs, or weapon charges in the past five years.
• Must not have used, bought, possessed, sold or assisted in the distribution of marijuana in the past two years.
• Must not have used, bought, possessed, sold or assisted in the distribution of illegal or non-prescriptive steroids in the past three years.
• Must not have used, bought, possessed, sold or assisted in the distribution of any felony level drug or controlled substance, i.e. cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy, fentanyl, hashish, mushrooms; opium, methamphetamine, etc. in the past 10 years.
• No convictions or involvement of any misdemeanor crimes of violence, or use of physical force or threats, during the past five years.
• Has not been convicted, does not have an expunged conviction, and has not been placed on diversion by any state or federal government for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or its equivalent under the uniform code of military justice, when such misdemeanor crime of domestic violence was committed on or after May 22, 1997.
• No convictions or involvement in misdemeanor property crimes within the past three years.
• May not have been convicted of, plead guilty or not contest to, or been diverted on a serious traffic violation within the past five years. Serious traffic violations to include, but not limited to DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, vehicular homicide, and eluding a police officer.
• May not have been convicted of, plead guilty or no contest to or been diverted on no more than two moving traffic violations within the past year.
• No convictions, diversions or expungements of any felony crime including juvenile offenses.
• Must not be currently charged with or under indictment of any criminal activity other than minor traffic violations.
• As an adult or juvenile may not have been convicted of a crime involving an act of dishonesty, include but not limited to theft, fraud, false police reports etc.
• If previous law enforcement experience has been rendered, must not have received discipline for a sustained violation of dishonesty to include but not limited to, lying, falsifying reports or documents, illegally obtaining narcotics, courtroom testimony/credibility.
• Applicants with background under Brady/Giglio rulings will not be considered.
• This list is not inclusive. An applicant may also be disqualified if the totality of their circumstance indicates that he/she would not be suitable as a police officer.