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Part-Time Police Intern, Lenexa Police Department

The City of Lenexa, Kansas, a leader in the delivery of public service, is a growing, dynamic and progressive city due in large measure to its commitment to quality growth as a “planned community” in partnership with its citizens. Lenexa has a diverse population of approximately 52,000, with a similar number of people coming into the city each day for their jobs. Encompassing 34.40 square miles of land, Lenexa is located in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, and was ranked 47 in CNNMoney.com “100 Best Small Towns to Live”. City of Lenexa employees are dedicated to providing exceptional public service to the community. We value integrity, service, teamwork, dedication, vision and employees who care.

The Lenexa Police Department is conducting a search for a Police Intern. The paid internship program will be offered in two summer sessions that last five (5) weeks and the starting salary is $12.00 per hour.  Students will be required to submit two research papers during the program for successful completion. The Internship Program is designed and dedicated to providing practical work experience to students through research, training, and skill development by the professional, committed, and proactive officers of the Lenexa Police Department..

TYPE:  Part Time

SALARY: The paid internship program will be offered in two summer sessions that last five (5) weeks and the starting salary is $12.00 per hour.


Interns should be highly motivated persons seeking a career in law enforcement. The interns will complete training tasks, written reports, and participate in ride-alongs with numerous officers.

1.  The Interns will be expected to complete a minimum of 200 hours with the Lenexa Police Department. (Hours may be added at the needs/request of the student/university)

2. 2.  The Internship program will be divided into sections that involve hands on training, ride alongs, and the physical demands of the individual units

3.I3.  Interns will complete reports during the program that will give them practical work experience in documentation.

4. 4.  Interns will need to complete research papers that will be submitted and completion is will be a required section for successful completion of the program.

     Qualifications Necessary:

     Candidates must be currently enrolled in an associate, baccalaureate, or a graduate program at an accredited university or college and the Internship must be required in the degree granting institution. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (official transcript required in sealed envelope) and majoring in a Criminal Justice field or health and human services field is preferred. Others necessary qualifications include being a U.S. Citizen, and have a valid driver’s license. Must have good communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with the public in a variety of situations.  Good computer skills and effective writing skills.

The existence of any of the conditions listed below may disqualify the applicant from the selection process:

Drug History

    Cannot have used marijuana in the past two years;
    Cannot have ever sold, produced, cultivated or transported marijuana for sale;
    Cannot have used any dangerous drug in the past five years;
    Cannot have ever sold, produced, manufactured or transported a dangerous drug for sale (steroids, methamphetamine, ecstasy, PCP and psilocybin mushrooms);
    Cannot have used a narcotic drug in the past five years;
    Cannot have ever sold, produced, transported or cultivated a narcotic drug (heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine);

Driving History

    Cannot have shown a history of prescription drug abuse in the past three years.
    Cannot have six or more moving violations in the past three years. If there are three to five violations in the past three years, it will be investigated further;

Criminal History

    No criminal traffic violations in the past three years (Driving under the influence or driving while suspected.
    No felony convictions;
    No sexual offense convictions;
    No domestic violence or crimes of violence;
    No misdemeanor convictions in the past year;


To apply for the above position please complete an on-line application and a Personal  History Statement. This must be completed and returned to the Police Department for you to be included in the hiring process for this position.

Apply immediately as this position will remain open until the end of March. Be sure to attach your cover letter and resume reflecting any work history you may have.

CLOSING DATE:  03/30/2018