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Star City PD hiring full- and part-time officer positions

The Star City Police Department is looking to add to its ranks and is accepting applications for full- and part-time probationary police officer positions.

Police Chief Jessica Colebank said the department is looking for “someone that is willing to help people in need and run towards danger whenever it is presented to them instead of away from it.  Those are definitely traits you need to have with this job.”  

Colebank said the job does require long hours, working 12-hour shifts, but officers get every other weekend off.  The position also comes with paid vacation, holiday and sick time, as well as PEIA health insurance paid for by the town, including the family plan, and participation in the state retirement system.

“It’s a family-feel department, which is not always what you get with the bigger departments,” Colebank said.  “They may have a bigger budget, but we have bigger hearts is what I like to say.”

If you are considering a career in law enforcement but are not sure it’s for you, Colebank said the department has forms available to do a ride-along with an officer before going through the testing process, so you can see if it’s something you are interested in pursuing.

“Anybody that has a purpose to help someone can definitely apply and test,” Colebank said.  “It’s definitely a career and not just a job – it’s a lifelong commitment.”

Applications can be picked up and dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Star City Town Hall, 370 Broadway Ave.

The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. March 9, with the Star City Civil Service Commission conducting a written exam March 11, followed by a physical agility test.

For more information about Star City and the police department, visit or call 304-599-3550.