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The City of Nowata Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or status in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, and compensation.

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The Nowata PD is accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer. We are a small town located 20 miles from Bartlesville and 50 miles from Tulsa. We’re looking for officers that are community oriented and are able to work in a small town.

The Nowata PD now offers a sign-on incentive for new hires: $2,500 bonus at hire and $2,500 bonus after one full year of service. Uniforms are supplied, including Class A and B, vest, gun belt and firearm.

Minimum requirements:

  • Full time CLEET certified
  • Experience and capable of working one officer per shift
  • 21-45 years of age
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Certified High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License
  • Driving record acceptable to city insurance
  • If military, must have an honorable discharge and able to provide DD214
  • Have no felony convictions or domestic violence incidents
  • Suitable emotional stability
  • Must pass MMPI testing
  • Must pass physical exam and pension physical
  • Must pass background investigation

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary - starting hourly rate of $17.50 per hour
  • 12-hour shifts: four days on – three days off / three days on – four days off
  • Insurance – health, dental, vision, life and AFLAC
  • Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System (OPPRS)
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick leave
  • Overtime pay
  • In-car computers with OLETS, GeoSafe and digiTICKET
  • In-car video and body camera system
  • Take home vehicle program (must live within 25 miles of city)

Interested officers may send an email to Chief Mike McELhaney at or call 918.273.3538.

Jobs Available in the City of Nowata Oklahoma

Local Employment


The City of Nowata doesn't manage the application process, hiring selection, or the availability of employment within private and public employers that are not associated with the government of the City of Nowata. These links are only available to serve as a resource to help you find your next career in the City of Nowata.

Area Employment Assistance Organizations

Employment Assistance

Oklahoma Workforce Center (Click to View)

Operated by the State of Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

210 NE Washington Blvd.
Bartlesville, OK 74006

Driving Directions to Bartlesville Workforce Center

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Telephone: (918) 332-4800

Fax: (918) 333-3610


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Oklahoma CareerTech Lifelong Learning Division

Call: (405) 377-2000



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Area Universities, Colleges and CareerTechs

Rogers State University

Coffeyville Community College

Tri-County Tech