Police Department Salary & Benefits

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Sworn Officer Salary Ranges

  Police Officer

 $51,116 - $71,660

 Master Police Officer 

 $59,817 - $84,436


 $66,231 - $92,500 


 $75,790 - $100,000


  • Six weeks of paid parental leave
  • 80 hours of paid vacation accrued, increasing annually
  • Bonus personal leave during first year
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • 2 paid personal days per year 
  • 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.
  • Free membership to the Lenexa Rec Center
  • Available membership to Lenexa FOP lodge #75 with legal coverage-civil and criminal
  • No Kansas residency requirement
  • Low cost insurance premiums for medical, dental, prescription, vision, and life starting at $82/month for employee, $237/month for family 
  • Health Savings Accounts for QHDP participants
    o The City contributes $1,500 annually for employee only coverage
    o The City contributes $2,000 annually for employee +1 or family coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses
  • Free or low-cost on-site medical clinic for employees and dependents
  • On-site fitness center, lifestyle coaching, and health/wellness management resources 
  • Robust Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Outstanding training to include out of town opportunities
  • All equipment provided, including uniforms, laundry service, and issued iPhone 
  • Kansas Police & Fire Defined Pension Plan (vested after 15 years, retire at age 50 with 25 years of service) 
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (Roth and/or Traditional investment options) 
  • 401a Defined Contribution Plan (receive automatic 4% contribution from City of Lenexa beginning day 1, with optional +2% match) 
  • Unused sick leave buyout upon retirement
  • Paid Shift Differential ($.75/hr for Evenings, $1/hr for Midnights)
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $3,500 per year) 
  • Paid secondary language stipend ($1,300/year) 
  • Military service is credited to higher starting pay
  • Certified/lateral officers with patrol experience are encouraged to apply


Sworn Officers: Kansas Police & Fire state pension system

Civilian Personnel: Kansas Public Employee Retirement System 

Civilian Positions & Salary Ranges

For salaries and job descriptions of civilian positions in the Lenexa Police Department, visit Civilian Positions.