Requirements

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Police Recruits Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years old on the first day of the academy
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Live within 30 minutes driving time of the city limits upon starting the academy
  • Have an honorable discharge from any military service

Disqualification List

  • WPD Recruitment - Apply Now FlyerMust satisfy all requirements as set forth in Kansas Statute 74-5605.
  • Must satisfy all requirements as set forth by the City of Wichita.
  • If Military service has been rendered your DD214 must reflect a separation code and an Honorable Discharge or Under Honorable Conditions (General). Uncharacterized discharges are reviewed and a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants may be eliminated from the process if they have not fully disclosed all information requested.
  • Applicants will be eliminated from the process if they have falsified, intentionally misrepresented, or have not been completely truthful on a questionnaire, document, or application as part of the pre-employment process.

Applicants Will Be Permanently Disqualified for the Following if...

  • Has been convicted, expunged, or received diversion on any state, municipality, or federal misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or its equivalent under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • As an adult or juvenile (17 years or old or younger), has been involved, convicted, expunged, or on or after July 1, 1995, been placed on diversion by state or federal government for a crime which is a felony (includes the sale of illegal or prescription drugs) or its equivalent under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • As an adult or juvenile (17 years old or younger) may not have been convicted of a crime involving an act of dishonesty, including but not limited to; theft, insufficient funds (check), fraud, false police reports, etc.

More Information

Your background will be closely examined using very high professional, legal, ethical, and moral standards.

If you think any of the "disqualifiers" apply to you, call The Law Enforcement Training Center at 316-660-3810 and ask to speak to a Wichita Police Department Pre-Employment Detective.