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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