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City of Lenexa Police Officer in Lenexa, Kansas

Police Officer

Department: Police Admin

Location: Lenexa, KS


The City of Lenexa police department is currently accepting applications for Police officers and lateral transfers to join our team!

We are an agency with an excellent reputation that is identified as a nationwide leader in the law enforcement community. Our work culture emphasizes training and ability for all officers to work independently and solve problems. You will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and technological resources and can work in a community that is exceptionally supportive of the police department.

We strongly believe in providing excellent opportunities for both professional and personal development for our employees in pursuit of their career goals.

Police Officer Experience and Education

You must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for the position:

  • U.S. Citizen

  • 21 years of age by date of employment.

  • High School diploma or GED.

  • Valid driver-s license with good driving record.

  • Kansas residency not required

    Desired qualifications: Prior law enforcement experience, college courses in criminal justice, and/or military experience.

    Police Officer hiring range

  • $44,188 to $76,760 annually dependent on qualifications and any prior law enforcement experience and/or military service.

    Master Police Officer salary range

  • Top-out rate of pay is $76,760 annually after 10 years of completed service.

    Lateral Police officer salary range

  • Lateral transfer police officers can receive all or partial credit for their previous years of service. The pay rate will be established based on comparable wages with the Lenexa Police Officers of the same tenure.

    The Lenexa Police Department accepts certified police officers from other cities, counties, and states through our lateral officer hire program. We define lateral officers as those who are currently certified as police officers in their jurisdiction. The certification must meet the training standards set forth by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC). If accepted and hired, you will directly enter LPD's Field Training Program and can forego a Kansas Police Academy. If certified through another state, may be required to attend a 2-week reciprocity academy.

    This position is also eligible to receive the following:

  • $1,300 annual $50.00 per pay period secondary language stipend for those who pass a City of Lenexa proctored oral speaking proficiency test.

  • Shift differential - Evening shift $.75 per hour and Night shift $1.00 per hour.

  • Tuition reimbursement $3,500 annual; $25,000 total lifetime reimbursement

    Hiring process & general information

    Qualified applicants must be able to pass a written aptitude test, oral board interview, polygraph, a physical fitness test, an extensive background investigation, pre-employment drug screen and physical exams, and a psychological evaluation.

  • Please refer to the list of Automatic Disqualifiers (http://lenexa.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_4323159/File/Government/Departments/Police/LPD_Employment_AutomaticDisqualifiers_Website.pdf) and the LPD website (https://lenexa.com/government/departments___divisions/police/career_opportunities) for additional information about the police department hiring process.


    The City offers a highly competitive compensation package including health, dental, life, short-term disability; state defined benefit pension plan KP&F, city matching defined contribution retirement plan, and access to an on-site health center and much more.

    To apply Complete an online application as the first step in our hiring process. Individuals who successfully complete this online application will be contacted by email with further instructions and next steps in the hiring process.

    As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Lenexa strives to treat all employees fairly, with consistency and respect, while providing a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment. We value and encourage diversity in our workplace.

Closing Date: 12/31/2021