City of Silver Lake Police Officers

Silver Lake Police Department Mission Statement

The Silver Lake Police Department is a dedicated group of professionals who are committed to working with the community and other partners to make the City of Silver Lake a safe and desirable place to live, work, or visit. Our mission is to partner with the community to solve problems and improve public safety in a manner that is fair, impartial, and consistent while exhibiting Integrity, Professionalism, Efficiency, and Empathy.

Doug Ashcraft

Full-Time Officer
(785) 582-5162

Gage Steckel

Part-Time Police Officer
(785) 582-5162

Dustin Zahn

Part-Time Police Officer
(785) 582-5162

We are Currently Hiring:

Job Title: Part-Time Police Administrative Assistant

SALARY: $15.00 hourly.

BENEFITS: Not provided.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  US Citizen authorized to work in the United States.  At least eighteen years of age.  High School graduate or equivalent.  Possess and maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.  Must pass an annual background investigation and obtain NCIC/KCJIS certification.

DUTIES: This position is funded annually from the city budget.  Work hours may be limited based on funding but in any event will be limited to 999 work hours per calendar year.

This is a part-time position with no benefits provided.

Work schedule may vary but will primarily be during normal business hours on weekdays with weekends and city-recognized holidays off.

This is an administrative assistant position that is under the command of the Police Chief and is a civilian, non-sworn law enforcement support function.  The employee has a substantial amount of public contact and provides administrative support to the Police Chief and other officers and provides public assistance.  The employee will be required to exercise initiative, good judgment, discretion, and confidentiality at all times.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications may be obtained from and returned to Silver Lake City Hall.  Questions may be addressed to Chief Marc McCune at

CLOSING DATE: Open until the position is filled.