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Application Process

Here is the process to begin your exciting career!

  1. Initial On-line Application. Create an account through Human Resources to begin the application process. Complete the online application for Police Recruit and once it is submitted you will be allowed to self-schedule the written aptitude test. Contact City of Wichita Human Resources at (316) 268-4531 to schedule the test.

    Create an account

  2. Aptitude Test. On your scheduled date, go to City of Wichita Human Resources, 455 N. Main, 2nd Floor, to take the test.
  3. After you have passed the aptitude test, complete the First Contact Questionnaire and submit the online form. Once submitted, the questionnaire will be assigned to a member of the Pre-employment Section and an initial background check will be performed.
    Complete the First Contact Questionnaire
  4. Physical Fitness Test. Candidates who pass the initial background check will be contacted by a member of the pre-employment section to discuss the next stage of the process, the physical fitness test. Download the physical fitness packet and have it signed by a licensed medical professional, physician, chiropractor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. This form must be signed by one of the listed titles before you will be allowed to participate in the test. To expedite your process, this should be done when you submit the First Contact Questionnaire.
  5. Print off Physical Fitness Packet
  6. First Contact Interview. Once you have passed the physical fitness test you will be contacted to set up a first contact interview with a member of the pre-employment section.
  7. Oral Interview Board. A member of the pre-employment section will schedule your oral interview board. After successful completion of the oral interview board you will be placed on an eligibility list.
  8. The next two steps include a Polygraph Examination and, if selected, a Command Staff Interview.
  9. Upon successful completion of the command staff interview, a conditional job offer will be given and the final stages, Medical Physical and Psychological Examination, will be scheduled.

Out of State Applicants

Out of state applicants will go through the same application process, but we will attempt to minimize required travel to Wichita. If you have any questions, call the pre-employment section at (316) 660-3810.

Veteran's Preference

If you are interested in receiving Veteran's Preference, you must submit your DD 214 during your first contact interview at the Training Center. Qualified veterans are guaranteed an interview for a position for which they apply and meet the qualifications for the position, but are not guaranteed to be hired for the job. Spouses of veterans may also receive preference, and must submit a copy of their marriage license with the DD 214 paperwork.


If you have any questions about the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (316) 268-4531 or the Training Academy at (316) 660-3810.

If you have additional questions in regard to recruitment, qualifications, etc., you may send your email inquiry to Lieutenant Carl Hill.

Email Sergeant Jeremy Vogel