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Police Officer

City of Lenexa
Lenexa, KS 66215
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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

  • $51,116 to $84,436 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 $84,436 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, you may be required to complete the KLETC reciprocity program, which consists of an academic examination and firearms qualification.

Hiring process & general information

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


The City of Lenexa offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Six weeks of paid parental leave
  • Free or low-cost on-site medical clinic
  • Free membership to the Lenexa Rec Center
  • Department-issued iPhone
  • Low-cost premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Minimum 2 weeks of vacation during first year
  • Paid sick leave and personal leave (bonus personal leave during first year)
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Kansas Police & Fire Defined Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation (Roth and/or Traditional)
  • 401a Defined Contribution Plan (4% employer contribution with optional 2% match)
  • Paid Shift Differential (evening shift $.75 per hour and night shift $1.00 per hour)
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $3,500 per year; $25,000 total lifetime reimbursement
  • Paid secondary language stipend - $1,300 annual ~ $50.00 per pay period
  • City-paid short-term and long-term disability plans

Working for the City of Lenexa is more than a job. You will be trained, supported and valued. You'll make a difference in the community, work alongside talented people, have leadership support, and work in a stable and positive work environment. We value work-life balance and will give you the resources to succeed in your position.

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.

Closing Date: 12/31/2022



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Posted: 2022-06-09 Expires: 2022-07-10

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