Apply Now To Join the Wichita Police Department!

The Wichita Police Department is the largest police department in Kansas.

Protecting and serving the 48th largest city in the United States, our diverse department employs more than 900 people. If you are looking for a career that is challenging, rewarding, and invests in the community while continuing to make Wichita a safe and livable city, apply now to join our team!

Police Recruit Requirements

  • At least 21 years old on the first day of the academy
  • United States citizen
  • High school graduate or have a GED certificate
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Live within 30 minutes driving time of the city limits upon starting the academy
  • Honorable military discharge, if applicable; not required for those without military service.


  • 4 Day work week
  • 10 Hour shifts
  • $27.60 for Recruit during the academy and $29.75 after graduation
  • Education/Bi-Lingual pay
  • Competitive healthcare
  • $850 annual clothing allowance
  • Retire with:
  • 50% pay after 20 years
  • 62.5% pay after 25 years
  • 75% pay after 30 years

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