Court Security Officer – Mayetta, KS 66509


10 | $15.07-$27.83


Law Enforcement


16344 Q Road Mayetta, KS 66509

Benefits at a glance for Full-Time:
PD is open 24/7 for emergency services: schedule will vary, Weekly pay periods, Holiday pay, paid Birthday leave, Weekly accruals for Vacation & Sick leave, Administrative, Bereavement, and Educational Leave available, Low-Cost & Low-Deductible Benefits Plans & Generous 401k matching program.

Applicants must provide proof of Tribal affiliation to receive Indian preference


Under supervision of the Chief of Police or his designee, and under general supervision of the Judge and the Court Administrator, provides a range of court security services. The primary responsibility of the court security officer is to provide a safe environment for the Judge, court personnel, attorneys, and the general public.


  • Assures that criminal defendants, who are in custody, are prevented from having physical contact with family, friends, or spectators in order to prevent the passing of weapons or contraband.
  • Observes all persons entering the courtroom, their movement and their activities; limits access to the bench and other restricted areas.
  • Monitors entry magnetometer.
  • Searches the interior of the courtroom, judicial chambers, jury room, restrooms and other restricted areas each morning prior to the arrival of any other court participants. Conducts similar searches following any recesses to assure the rooms are clear of weapons, explosives, or contraband.
  • Assists all court personnel with security issues as needed.
  • Relays messages to and/or from judge to convene court, assembles jurors, requests presence of attorneys or judge, etc. by use of personal communications and telephone.
  • Monitoring, directing and controlling juror activities, including verdict deliberation period, to ensure performance of court duties in compliance with orders, rules and regulations by observing and informing jurors of proper procedures when appropriate.
  • Escorts jury members to court ordered locations such as crime scenes by use of approved transportation.
  • Arrests persons who violate court order and/or PBPN Law & Order Code in the Court Security Officer’s presence
  • Collects and preserves contraband from persons who enter the courtroom building, including evidence
  • Assists generally in court regarding signing of orders and other documents.
  • Provides direction and general information to persons entering the building.
  • As needed will deliver criminal background checks BCI, III, NCIC, etc. of defendants provided by the Tribal Police
  • Upon instructions of the court, takes into custody individuals and arrange transportation to designated facility
  • When required, assists in investigation and follow-up investigation of documents provided to the court as proof of completion of court dates.
  • Writes and files incident case reports, arrest reports, etc. for each case handled during the shift.
  • Operates portable hand-held Intoxilyzer equipment; operates metal detectors and other screening devices.
  • Maintains peace and order within the boundaries of the PBP Reservation. Monitors and patrols jurisdiction on a routine basis for crime prevention and public welfare. Protects public, private, Tribal and government properties.
  • Knows and enforces federal, Bureau of Indian Affairs BIA, Tribal and state laws, other codes, all applicable policies and procedures within the PBP Reservation Nation and Law Enforcement Department.
  • Detains and arrests offenders in accordance with applicable law and order and traffic codes.
  • Serves criminal and civil court ordered documents such as search warrants, arrest warrants, protection from abuse orders, summons and subpoenas.
  • Assists city, county, state and federal entities.
  • Works with diversified cultures on a daily basis, sometimes coupled with language barriers.
  • Competently provides accurate and factual written and/or type reports within requirements of departmental policy and procedure to various agencies.
  • Properly documents crimes, accidents and evidence with proper forms.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies as needed.
  • Performs duties in all weather conditions
  • All other duties as assigned by the Chief of Police

To qualify for this position, applicants must at least meet minimum requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Graduate of a certified Federal, state, county or local law enforcement academy and have at least one year of law enforcement experience, or its military equivalency, with general arrest authority.
  • Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license free of occupational restrictions, must be insurable with the Nation’s insurance.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operators Course certification
  • Successful completion of Kansas Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy or an equivalent Federal or State approved academy and certify as a Full-Time Kansas Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • Must possess/build a working knowledge of multiple court structures and proceedings.
  • Must possess/build a working knowledge of crime scenes; including securing the crime scene, identifying evidence, properly collecting, marking and documenting evidence.
  • Must possess/build a working knowledge of field interviews and investigative techniques.
  • Must possess ability to subdue and restrain offenders by using proper techniques including proper handcuffing, proper physical defensive tactics, working knowledge of “Use of Force” continuum, etc.
  • Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.
  • Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.
  • Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs Microsoft Office programs, fax/copier machine.
  • Must possess a proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the position.
  • A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment.


  • Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Graduate of a certified Federal, state, county or local law enforcement academy and five of law enforcement experience, or its military equivalency, with general arrest authority


  • Able to read, write and speak English.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, stressful, highly team-team oriented environment.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public.
  • Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment.
  • Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 80 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Must successfully complete a physical abilities test.
  • Must successfully complete a post-offer medical screen and psychological examination.
  • Ability to cope with sexual crimes including rape, child pornography, sexually abused children, sodomy, lewd and lascivious acts, etc.
  • Ability to cope with high stress incidents including domestic violence, aggravated assaults, aggravated batteries, homicides, kidnapped children, shootings, fatal accidents, other deaths, bomb threats, barricaded subjects, car chases, building searches, suicidal subjects, officer suicides, etc.
  • Ability to cope with job stress including extended hours away from family, public scrutiny and distrust, media, political differences, racism, fatigue, extended hours with short notice, working while sick, environmental extremes, holiday work, shift work, demanding physical requirements.
  • Health hazards include coping with blood borne pathogens, urine and saliva.
  • Safety hazards of high-speed chases, responding to accidents on roadways, use of deadly weapons and force, attacks from suspects, etc.
  • Contact with hazardous materials.


  • Background Investigation through local, state and federal agencies
  • Pre-employment Drug Screening
  • Tuberculosis TB Screening
  • Must have no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions of Domestic Violence or crime involving moral turpitude, DUI or serous misdemeanor.
  • Must successfully complete a post-offer medical screen and psychological examination to determine the applicant’s suitability for work in the law enforcement profession.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.


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