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Police Officer, Lenexa Police Department

08/31/2019 7:14 AM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

Thank you for expressing your interest in becoming a Police Officer for the City of Lenexa. The Lenexa Police Department hires highly motivated men and women who enjoy working with the public and delivering a professional level of service. Once you have completed the online questionnaire please check your e-mail for information regarding the application packet, the available testing dates and additional procedures. 

We are an agency with an excellent reputation that is identified as a nationwide leader in the law enforcement community. We strongly believe in providing opportunities for both professional and personal development for our employees. The philosophy of our agency is to deliver the highest level of service to the community while taking every opportunity to conduct intelligent policing. If you take pride in your work and believe words like dedication, commitment, honor, pride, integrity and professionalism still have meaning then we encourage you to apply with our agency.

QUALIFICATIONS: Career-minded candidates must be 21 years of age at time of application, have a H.S. diploma or GED, be a U.S. Citizen, and have a valid driver’s license.


The Lenexa Police Department will automatically disqualify any individual who: 

  • Has been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be constituted as a felony within the State of Kansas or the United States 

  • Has been convicted of or took part in the commission of a Class “A” or “B” misdemeanor within the past five years or been convicted of any crime of a sexual nature 

  • Has been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the United States Armed Forces 

  • Has had his /her state certification as a Law Enforcement Officer denied / revoked or suspended 

  • Falsified or lied about any information requested on a questionnaire or application as part of the hiring process 

  • Exhibited any conduct or a pattern of conduct that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession 

  • ​Tattoos: Any tattoos which are visible while in uniform are considered automatic disqualifiers. Tattoos which can be covered by the normal wear of jewelry or by Department issued​ sleeve may be allowed on a case-by-case basis. Tattoos of a non-medical nature on the face, neck head, fingers or handswill not be allowed. Tattoos of an obscene or offensive nature will not be allowed. ​ 

Drug/Alcohol Usage 

  • Has used marijuana within the past three years 

  • Has used any other illegal drug within the last five years 

  • Has an established pattern of prescription medication abuse 

  • Has an established pattern of alcohol abuse 

Driving Record 

  • Has had a Driving Under the Influence conviction or diversion as an adult within the last five years or has shown a pattern of traffic law violations thatindicate disrespect for traffic laws and disregard for public safety. Have three or more chargeable or at fault accidents within the past five years. 

  • Have had their driver’s license suspended or revoked within the past five years 

  • Does not possess a valid state driver’s license​​ 

Qualified applicantsmust be able to pass a physical fitness test, written aptitude test, polygraph, psychological, drug and physical exams; as well as an extensive background investigation and oral interview board. 

Compensation and Benefits Hiring range is $44,188 to $54,666 annually dependent on qualifications. This is an hourly, non-exempt position. The City offers a highly competitive compensation package including health, dental, life, short-term disability; state defined benefit pension plan, city matching defined contribution retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, access to an on-site health clinic and much more. 

To apply Complete an online application at www.lenexa.com as the first step in our hiring process. Individuals who successfully complete this online application will be contacted by e-mail with further instructions. The City of Lenexa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE 

Closing Date: 12/31/2019

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