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No, there is no maximum age restriction. You have to be at least 21 years of age on the start date of the academy class.
You have three chances to pass the Aptitude Test. If you fail the first time, you have to wait 30 days. You will then have to go into the NeoGov account that you created when you filled out your online application and modify it, so you can reschedule to take the Aptitude Test again. If you fail the Aptitude Test a second time, you have to wait another 30 days. You will then have to go into the NeoGov account that you created when you filled out your online application and modify it, so you can reschedule to take the Aptitude Test again. If you fail it a third time, you will have to wait one year to take the Aptitude Test again.
Yes, you have two chances to pass. You have six months to pass the test from the first date you take it. If you fail two times, then you will be disqualified for one year.
Police academy class dates are scheduled based upon how many positions the department has open.
No, unlike some academies where you do have to pay to put yourself through, you do NOT have to pay to attend our police academy.
Yes, you will! You become a paid employee of the City of Wichita and the Wichita Police Department. you will be paid the entry level of Recruit Officer. Refer to the Benefits page for the Salary Scale.
No, you live at your place of residence, and you will commute and attend classes.
No, you will be supplied with recruit uniforms. During orientation day at Human Resources, you will be measured for your recruit uniform. You will wear business attire for approximately two weeks until your uniform has arrived.
Yes, we encourage you to schedule a ride along, so you get a firsthand account of what patrol officers do during a shift and what you will be doing if you are hired with the Wichita Police Department. You can go to any of the four patrol substations and request a ride-along form and let the employee know that you want to schedule a ride-along since you are going through the hiring process or thinking about joining the police department.
Yes! Please contact pre-employment for more information.
Yes, that is very important. Do your best to fill out everything as precisely as you can. That will help you and us when it comes to having you go through the hiring process efficiently.