Human Resources

Location: Director: Hours: Contact:
City Hall
701 N 7th St, Suite 646
Kansas City, KS
J. Renee Ramirez Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
P: (913) 573-5660 F: (913) 573-5006 E: Email

Patrol Officer


Job Description & Qualifications

Job Description and requirements:
This is an entry level position responsible for answering calls for service, patrolling, conducting accident investigations and complaints, enforcing ordinances, regulations and laws, and maintaining community relationships with our citizens. Work is performed under the supervision of a field supervisor and command structure.

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



Application & Selection

Applications and instructions to applicants may be obtained using the link below, or in the Human Resources Department of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, 701 North 7th Street, Rm. 646, Kansas City, Kansas 66101 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Applications must be returned IN PERSON with the required documents as indicated below.
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
10/31/18 11/6/18 11/21/18 11/21/18 11/27/18
11/28/18 12/4/18 12/19/18 12/19/18 1/3/19
12/26/18 1/2/19 1/16/19 1/16/19 1/22/19
1/30/19 2/5/19 2/20/19 2/20/19 2/26/19
2/27/19 3/5/19 3/20/19 3/20/19 3/26/19
3/27/19 4/2/19 4/17/19 4/17/19 4/23/19
4/24/19 5/7/19 5/15/19 5/15/19 5/28/19
5/29/19 6/4/19 6/19/19 6/19/19 6/25/19
6/26/19 7/2/19 7/17/19 7/17/19 7/23/19
7/31/19 8/6/19 8/21/19 8/21/19 8/27/19
8/28/19 9/3/19 9/18/19 9/18/19 9/24/19
9/25/19 10/1/19 10/16/19 10/16/19 10/22/19
10/30/19 11/5/19 11/20/19 11/20/19 11/26/19
12/25/19 1/7/20 1/15/20 1/15/20 1/28/20
The completed application must be returned IN PERSON with the following ORIGINAL documents:
  • Official High School Transcript (Sealed Envelope) (ANY AND ALL HIGH SCHOOLS ATTENDED)
  • Official GED displaying scores (Sealed Envelope) (IF APPLICABLE)
  • Official College Transcripts – if applicable (Sealed Envelope) (ANY AND ALL COLLEGES ATTENDED)
  • Birth Certificate (Original State Certified Document) (A COPY IS NOTACCEPTABLE)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • DD-214 – Long form which specifies type and reason for discharge (If applicant has prior military service)
  • Pre-Employment Questionnaire
  • Original Law Enforcement Certificate (if applicable)

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.

Physical Agility Exam

The Physical Agility will take place on the third Wednesday each month at the Pierson Park Community Center. The exam will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. A voluntary session will be available from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. The voluntary session is highly recommended as applicants will be able to demonstrate the various obstacles of the physical agility.
For both written and physical agility components seating is very limited and reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Once you submit your completed application your space will be reserved for the next scheduled exams. Complete applications must be submitted no later than the last Wednesday of the month prior to the scheduled written test.
Please review the Police Department’s grooming standards as well as disqualifiers. They are included in the application packet as well as posted on our websites and 



Criminal Conviction Disqualifiers – Patrol Officer

Grooming Standards

Grooming Standards



(This information is provided as a courtesy for the applicant and is not intended to be utilized for any other purposes)

The United Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City, Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce.