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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


Our mission statement at Lenexa PD reads "Working in Partnership to Protect and Serve Our Community with Honor, Integrity, and Professionalism".  This mission is at the forefront of every decision, policy, and interaction with the community. This statement is more than just words however, and we at the Lenexa Police Department work hard to build trusting relationships with our community members. 

First, we participate in and support our cities annual events such as the chili contest, Lenexa BBQ, Fourth of July parade, moonlight bike ride, art fair, and many more. Each year we dedicate officers to help with these events to make the sure our citizens are safe and can enjoy themselves without worry. 

Second, we have designed several community outreach programs to increase our interaction with all of our community. We host Coffee with a Cop at various businesses in Lenexa almost monthly, we interact with our youngest citizens with Kool-Aid with a Cop and we host our Spring Break Bash for middle-aged school kids. In addition, we run our own Citizens and Youth Police Academy twice a year, we conduct several appreciation lunches, and participate in various other community outreach programs hosted by those in our community. One of the events we are most proud of is the Marine Corps Breakfast that we host each year in November for our local Marine veterans. This year we are anticipating the attendance of over 300 marines, including many who served in WWII.

Lastly, our specialized units participate in community outreach events that are specific to their areas of expertise. For example, our K9 unit completes dozens of demos for schools, churches, and businesses each year. Our motorcycle officers help with escorts for the annual torch run, Toys for Tots, 9/11 ride, and Guns and Hoses. These are all benefit rides for families in need. Our public safety officers install car seats for families and handle the drug take back program at our station. Our crime prevention officer conducts nearly a hundred classes and assessments each year to help businesses and neighborhoods take preventative measures in avoiding becoming the victims of crimes.

Lenexa PD is dedicated to serving our community and we believe that tradition of service is more than just a slogan or statement, it means action. With a 93% approval rating from our citizens, we know we are doing things right. If you want to truly serve your community through action, start by applying today. 

​- Sergeant Vajen

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