Kansas Peace Officers Association

"Co-operation and Justice"

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KPOA Works for You and for the betterment of all law enforcement in the state of Kansas.

The Kansas Peace Officers Association was founded in 1916 and serves to promote personal acquaintance among Peace Officers of Kansas; to advance the science pertaining to the prevention and detection of crime and the apprehension of criminals; to promote the improvement of Police Service and the advancement of the Law Enforcement Profession and to raise the standard of Law Enforcement Institutions and Officials.

Strength and Unity in Numbers:  The KPOA is the largest of all law enforcement associations in Kansas.  We are over 3,000 members strong, representing all facets of the law enforcement profession from the line officer to agency head.  Our goal is 100% membership of all peace officers in Kansas. By maintaining your annual membership, you help sustain the state's largest professional law enforcement association.   Your annual membership dues of $20 provide all the items listed below, and much more. Remember, KPOA works for you!

Legislation

The Kansas Peace Officers Association:

  • Maintains a professional legislative liaison at Topeka during legislative sessions.
  • Maintains an active role in all legislation affecting law enforcement.
  • Assisted in passage of mandatory law enforcement training legislation.
  • Supported establishment of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.
  • Supported sheriff's tenure.
  • Continually works to improve KPERS and KP&F retirement programs.

Benefits

  • Free law enforcement training seminars
  • Up to five $1,000 college scholarships awarded each year to qualified dependents of KPOA members.
  • $500 death benefit, or
  • $1,000 death benefit if full-time officer at time of death, or
  • $2,000 death benefit if full-time officer killed in the line of duty

Annual Firearms Competition

Annual Conference

An annual conference held in the Fall includes the KPOA business meeting, training, a hospitality room for members to meet and network, police supply vendors and typically some type of social entertainment or event.

Committees of the KPOA are engaged in projects throughout the year that help improve Kansas law enforcement and our delivery of services to the our citizens and communities.

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