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Full-Time Police Officer

The City of Atkinson, Nebraska, is currently accepting applications for full-time police officers. Atkinson is along Historic Highway 20 in Holt County and is the heart of the Great Nebraska Sandhills. Atkinson sits on th west end of Holt County and has great Hunting and Fishing in the County for the outdoorsman type, and is about 40 minutes south of the Missouri River and Fort Randall Dam. Atkinson has a population of about 1400 residents and is a family friendly atmosphere. 

Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years old, possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate, have a valid Nebraska driver’s license, be of good moral character with no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions, and be in good physical condition.

Certified law enforcement officers are preferred but all applications will be considered. Non-certified applicants must meet admission requirements for the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center P.R.E.T. assessment, before a conditional job offer can be made. Atkinson would be a good place to start your law enforcement career if just starting out. 

Applicants must be willing to work a variety of shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays. Pay rate is dependent on education, qualifications, training, and experience.  

Applications are being taken now and will be taken until the position is filled.

Benefits include:

  • Paid family health insurance
  • Partial paid health insurance deductible
  • Paid employee dental insurance with option to add family at employee expense
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 414(H) retirement plan with 5% employer match
  • Uniform allowance
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick time
  • Personal time

Interested applicants may contact the City of Atkinson, 104 S. Main St., Atkinson, NE 68713, call 402-925-5313 or e-mail the City Clerk at shelly.wieneke@atkinsonne.com. Cover letter, resume, and city application will be accepted until the position is filled. The City of Atkinson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.