Police Officers

Lenexa Police Officer with other officers sitting behind him

Officers of the Lenexa Police Department take pride in putting on their uniform before every shift. They know they are serving a community that supports them. The philosophy of our agency is to deliver the highest level of service to the community while taking every opportunity to conduct intelligent policing.

If you take pride in your work and believe words like dedication, commitment, honor, pride, integrity, and professionalism still have meaning then we encourage you to apply with our agency. When you become part of our department family, you'll be provided opportunities for both professional and personal development.

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Sworn Officer Salary Ranges


All Lenexa employees have an attractive benefits package designed to protect the well-being and financial health of our employees. Our goal is to support the health and wellness of our employees while offering affordable and comprehensive care.

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In addition to the benefits listed above, police officers also receive: 

  • 9-hour shifts. The ninth hour of each shift is reserved for additional team training and/or on-duty physical fitness. The nine-hour shift affords each officer a three-day weekend every other week and 26 additional days off per year.
  • A work culture that encourages training and the ability of all officers to work independently to solve problems.
  • Lenexa's citizens and government is exceptionally supportive of the police department.
  • Available membership to Lenexa FOP lodge #75 with legal coverage-civil and criminal.
  • No Kansas residency requirement.
  • Outstanding training to include out of town opportunities.
  • All equipment provided, including uniforms, laundry service, and issued iPhone.
  • Kansas Police & Fire Defined Pension Plan (vested after 15 years, retire at age 50 with 25 years of service).
  • Paid Shift Differential ($.75/hour for Evenings, $1/hour for Midnights).
  • Certified/lateral officers with patrol experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits.


Sworn Officers: Kansas Police & Fire state pension system

Civilian Personnel: Kansas Public Employee Retirement System

Women in the Lenexa Police Department

Lenexa has a proud history of supporting women in law enforcement. Approximately 12% of full-time law enforcement officers in the United States are female. Currently, females comprise 17% of our sworn officers in Lenexa.

We have females in positions from patrol officer to chief of police, and in specialized units such as investigations, directed patrol, and school resource.

If you are a female interested in law enforcement we encourage you to pursue your career goals with the Lenexa Police Department.

Meet our Team

Get to know one of our team members through this employee series.

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