Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be a United States Citizen, possess a valid driver’s license, good moral character, vision at least 20/100 correctable to 20/30 with normal color vision, at least 21 years of age at the time of application, high school diploma or GED. Applicants should refer to K.S.A. 74-5605 for a full listing of disqualifiers for the State of Kansas Peace Officers. Applicants with current Law Enforcement Certification and three (3) or more years of patrol/field experience from any recognized law enforcement agency (lateral transfer officers) may, at the department’s discretion, be sent through an abbreviated academy with KCKPD lasting approximately 5 weeks. The original completion certificate from the issuing agency is required at the time of application.
Rookie Patrol Officer: $3,666.66 per month LEO Certified Officer: $4,680.74 per month
Testing for the position of Patrol Officer will be conducted on a monthly basis. Applicants sitting for the written examination are required to score 70% or above and pass the physical agility within 1:37 seconds in order to proceed in the process. Applicants not receiving the minimum score will be ineligible to test for six months. Applicants are required to submit an application along with required documentation prior to the testing deadline to reserve a seat. Seats are limited to 25 per test dates. Confirmation of test location and time will be provided to the applicant at time of application. Testing dates are subject to change. Failure to attend any portion of the testing will result in disqualification. If disqualified, applicants will be required to wait six months to reapply.
|Deadline to Apply||Written Date||Voluntary Walk
|Physical Agility Test||Preliminary Interviews|
The completed application must be returned IN PERSON with the following ORIGINAL documents:
**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**
Official High School Transcript (Sealed envelope from any and all High Schools attended)
Official GED displaying scores (Sealed envelope)
Official College Transcripts (Sealed envelope from any and all Colleges attended)
Original Law Enforcement Certificate (if applicable)
Birth Certificate (Original State Certified Document) (A COPY ISNOTACCEPTABLE)
Valid Driver’s License
DD-214 – Long form which specifies type and reason for discharge(If applicant has prior military service)
Out of Town Applicants: Applicants outside of a 150-mile radius are considered out of town applicants. (This includes Abilene, KS to the West, Nebraska City, NE to the North, Fulton, MO to the East, and Parsons, KS to the South). Out of town applicants may submit their applications by mail, provided all required documentation is included. Out of Town applicants will be given 3 months to complete the initial testing process which includes the written exam, agility test and preliminary interviews. Failure to complete the initial testing within the given timeframe will result in disqualification from the process.
The Kansas City, KS Police Department has strict grooming standards in order to project a professional image and maintain public trust. The Department has a no tattoo policy. All tattoos must remain covered while on-duty and officers are prohibited from having tattoos on their hands, neck, or face.
Applicants applying for the position of Patrol Officer will be required to pass a written examination and physical agility examination. Applicants passing both the written and physical agility test will proceed to a board interview. Once an Academy start date has been determined, a group of applicants will be selected to move forward to the background check and CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analysis). Applicants selected for a conditional offer of employment will participate in post offer testing to include a psychological evaluation (which includes a written assessment and Clinical Assessment Interview with department psychologist) and physical and drug screen. Applicant must be a resident of Wyandotte County OR willing to relocate within 12 months from date of hire.
The United Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City, Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce.