Chief Hongslo

About the Chief
Read more about Lenexa’s Police Chief, Chief Thomas Hongslo. Thomas Hongslo, a 23-year veteran of law enforcement, was appointed as the Chief of Police in October 2012.

Work with us

Interested in the department? Watch our recruitment video, “From Many… One”, and see our officers in action.

Internships with us
The Lenexa Police Department is currently accepting internships on a limited basis. If you take pride in your work, and believe words like dedication, commitment, honor, pride, integrity and professionalism have meaning, then we encourage you to apply.

Career Opportunities

Join our department
To apply to the Lenexa Police Department, you must complete an employment application and the Personal History Statement.
Police Officer employment application
Police Dispatcher employment
Personal History Statement

We are currently offering monthly applicant written exams on the second Saturday of each month, beginning March 2013. If your application is eligible, you may contact to register online for the written exam.

For questions on this process, please contact the Recruiting/Hiring Hotline at (913) 825-8282 or e-mail

Am I qualified?
To be considered for a position with the Lenexa Police Department, applicants must:

• be a U.S. citizen
• be at least 21 years of age by application date
• possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
• possess a valid state driver's license
• not have a personal or professional history that would automatically disqualify you for a position (See list of automatic disqualifiers.)

Prior law enforcement experience or college courses in criminal justice or a related associate's or bachelor's degree is preferred, but not required.

What happens after I apply?
First, complete and submit the standard application form and the Lenexa PD employment application packet. If eligible, you will then be asked to complete a written aptitude test. Candidates must achieve a passing score to continue in the hiring process. If you do not achieve a passing score, you'll be disqualified from further processing in the current recruitment, but may re-apply in one year.

For more information about the Lenexa Police Department, visit the City of Lenexa's website.

Recent photos

Community Involvement
Photos from the Sunflower Elementary DARE Graduation, 11/19/12

Patrol 9648
Patrol officers and the newest Tahoe vehicles.

Our K-9 Unit in training.

Events and Awards


4/8/14:  Lenexa Police Recruiters will be at Ft. Leavenworth for the ACAP Job & Education Fair on April 8th, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  (Leavenworth, Kansas)

4/9/14:  Lenexa Police Recruiters will be at Wichita State University for the WSU 2014 Spring Career Fair on April 9th, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Wichita, Kansas)

LPD Honor Guard Takes First Place at 1st Annual State of Kansas Honor Guard Training
9/19/13 - Members of the Lenexa Police Honor Guard attended the 1st Annual State of Kansas Honor Guard Training on September 19, 2013. The training was hosted by the Shawnee Police Department in Shawnee, Kansas.

After completing the scheduled training, the agencies in attendance held a friendly competition. The competition consisted of three events to include Casket Detail Flag Folding, Rifle Team (21 Shot Volley), and Drill & Ceremony. The Lenexa PD Honor Guard took first place at the competition, which had over 80 officers in attendance and over ten separate Kansas Agencies were represented.

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