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