Police Officer

  • Yes+Eligible List Positions Available
  • Wage: $21.558 - $30.108/hr range
  • Benefits Offered
  • Testing Required With Appointment
  • Available Until: 5pm CST, 09/27/19

application instructions

See POLICE OFFICER APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS for complete additional information.


Police Department


The Hastings Police Department is recruiting applicants to fill current and future police officer vacancies.  The entry level exam will be conducted by appointment only.  The eligibility list created will be used to hire from immediately and will remain active for one year unless it is exhausted prior to that date.  If not already commissioned, we will send the successful candidate to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center to obtain certification.  

Police Officers patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, respond to calls, enforce laws, make arrests, issue citations, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crimes, and occasionally testify in court cases.  Officers may also be assigned to conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases, and be required to perform a variety of administrative and technical duties in support of the department.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent.


  • No experience is required.  However, patrol experience is required for an assignment to detective.


  • Must be 21 years old at the time of graduation from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.
  • Maintain a valid Nebraska Driver's License.
  • Maintain annual firearms qualification.
  • Maintain certification from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.  Successful candidate must obtain required certification within one (1) year from date of appointment.

See job description for complete listing.


Will be required to reside within thirty (30) miles of the Hastings Police Station.


  • 80 hours every two weeks
  • Shift work and subject to on-call duty after hours during potential and actual emergency or disaster situations.


Candidates who are interested in applying for the position of Police Officer must submit a Police Officer Application and supporting documents to Human Resources by the deadline.  Application available online and in Human Resources, 1228 N. Denver Ave, Hastings, NE 68901. 


Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

application deadline

Applications will be accepted until 5 pm CST, September 27, 2019.
Your application must be received by the deadline; postmarked by the deadline is not good enough.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources


Successful applicants must pass the following assessments: Behavioral Personnel Assessment Device or B-Pad, Oral Review Board, Entrance Physical Standard test, and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

Post job offer screening assessments include background investigation, drug screen, polygraph examination, medical examination and medical assessment, psychological examination, and fingerprinting.  Information on each individual item can be found in the application instructions.

EOE/M/F/D/V/Drug & Alcohol-Free Workplace/E-Verify Participant
This position is subject to veteran's preference per Neb. statute 48-225 thru 48-227.

Contact Us

City of Hastings Human Resources
City of Hastings
1228 N. Denver Ave
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 462-3698