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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 appl​ication
Police Dispatcher emplo​y​ment
Personal History Statement

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. 

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

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 Department Highlights

Lenexa PD Receives High Rating from Citizens

Lenexa PD Uses Body Cameras

K-9 Unit in Training

Traffic Safety Unit

Sunflower Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduation

 Recruiter's Corner


Did you know that Lenexa PD has a paid internship program? We're very proud of this and are the only police department in the Kansas City metro that has a paid program. Our interns are paid at $12 an hour and are required to complete 200 hours. We conduct our internship program during the summer months of June, July and August, and run two separate 5 week semesters with two interns per semester. The program is organized this way so students can still work a job or take summer courses if they need. Interns also typically get their choice of which semester they want.

In addition, our program doesn't just consist of ride-a-longs; interns partake in training such as pistol/rifle range, defensive tactics, traffic stops, and search and seizure law. Interns also work with specialized units such as K9, traffic, detectives, tactical team, and many more. Interns will complete work in 5 different areas including Training, Patrol, Specialized Patrol Units, ISB/Staff Services, and Advanced Patrol while also completing research papers.

In order to be eligible you must be a college student working towards an associate, bachelors, or graduate degree and you DO NOT need to be a criminal justice major. You must be at least 18 years old and there is no maximum age limit. You will be required to fill out an application packet and then pass an oral board interview, background investigation, and polygraph examination. A full list of our automatic disqualifiers are listed here.

Since 2007, 40% of our interns have been hired by Lenexa PD as either officers or support staff, and 25% have been hired locally by another police department. One of our 2016 interns is currently in our hiring process while another is waiting to apply in 2017 when they finish school.

The next internship process with start in February of 2017, but you can call now and get your name on our list. Wouldn't you like to get paid while also earning college credit? Don't miss out on this opportunity.

- Sergeant Vajen

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