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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 S​tatement

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 applicatio​n 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


2017 Paid Internship Process

Open from 02/10/2017 to 03/31/2017

The Lenexa Police Department Summer Internship Program process is about to begin! Starting Friday, February 10, we will be posting the opening for this position and we will begin accepting applications. The application process will close on Friday March 31. Like last year, we will be hiring four students to participate in our internship program. The program is split into two identical semesters, with two interns participating in each semester. The first semester will run from Monday June 5, to Saturday July 8. The second semester will run from Monday July 10, to Friday August 11. Students only participate in one of the semesters. ​If you are a currently in a college program where an internship could benefit you, click here​ for more information. 

​- Sergeant Vajen

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