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.
Upon successful completion of the hiring process, and while waiting for a Police Academy class to commence, an applicant may be hired as an Auxiliary Officer. The Auxiliary Officer position is designed to familiarize the individual with the day-to- day operations of a police department. Auxiliary Officers are assigned to various assignments within the Police Department, while waiting for the Police Academy to start. The Auxiliary Officer will learn valuable skills that will prepare them for the Police Academy and their career in law enforcement.
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. Applicants hired as an Auxiliary Officer, while awaiting Police Academy training, will receive pay and benefits as a Civilian employee. Auxiliary Officers do not earn department seniority until completion of the Police Academy.

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 20 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.

Auxiliary Officer: $3,759.60 per month
Recruit Patrol Officer: $3,776.65 per month
LEO Certified Officer: $4,821.16 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 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 allowed to re-test up to 2 more times. Retests will need to be completed within a 3-month time-frame. 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 Test Date
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Wednesday, December 16, 2020
**For the listed dates above, testing will begin at 1:00pm. Preliminary testing will include a written exam, physical agility test, and a preliminary panel interview. Testing may last several hours, so please plan accordingly. Further information will be provided upon submitting application to Human Resources.**
The completed application must be returned with the following 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.



Criminal Conviction Disqualifiers – Patrol Officer

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