Will I get paid while I'm attending the 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.

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1. Does the Wichita Police Department have an age restriction?
2. How many weeks is the police academy class?
3. If I fail the Aptitude Test, then what happens?
4. If I don't pass the Physical Agility Test, can I retake it?
5. When does the police academy start?
6. Do I have to pay to attend the police academy?
7. Will I get paid while I'm attending the police academy?
8. Do I have to live on site at the Law Enforcement Training Center?
9. Do I have to buy my own uniforms to attend the police academy?
10. Is it a good idea to do a police ride along prior to hiring or while I'm going through the hiring process?
11. Does the Wichita Police Department hire lateral Officers?
12. Do I need to complete the online application and online first contact questionnaire completely?