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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.

From Many... One.

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. If your application is eligible, you may contact pdrecruiter@lenexa.com 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 pdrecruiter@lenexa.com.

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, y​ou'll be disqualified from further processing in the current recruitment, but may re-apply in one year.

For more information about the Le​nexa Police Department, visit the Cit​y of Lenexa's website.

 Department Highlights

Lenexa PD Uses Body Cameras

Midwest Police Motorcycle Challenge

Lenexa PD Receives High Rating from Citizens

K-9 Unit in Training

Sunflower Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduation

 Events and Awards

8/11/15: Lenexa Police Recruiters will be at Ft. Leavenworth for the 55th Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program Job and Education Fair on August 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Leavenworth, Kansas)​

9/26/15: The Lenexa Police Department will be hosting an Open House at the Lenexa Police Station on September 26, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Lenexa Police Recruiters will be at the event, as well as numerous displays, Police K9 demonstrations and station tours.  (Lenexa, Kansas)​

9/29/15: Lenexa Police Recruiters will be at Bartle Hall for the Core4 Youth Career Expo​ on September 29th, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Kansas City, Missouri)​

Lenexa Police and Fire Honored by ASPA 

5/20/15: The Police and Fire Departments were honored with the Crisis Management Award last week during the American Society for Public Administration's awards ceremony. The ASPA Kansas City Chapter recognized staff who responded to the emergency call where 4-year-old Truett Shacklett had been injured by a lawn mower. Pictured above (left to right) are Police Major Dave Brown, Police Chief Tom Hongslo and Fire Battalion Chief Stan Myrtle.

Optimist Club Honors MPO​

In May, 2015, MPO Betsy Peterson was given the Lenexa Optimist Club "Respect for Law Award" last week. The Optimist Club recognizes one Lenexa officer each year for their contributions to the community. Betsy is the School Resource Officer at Trailridge Middle School. 

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