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Minimum Qualifications & Automatic Disqualifiers

Minimum qualifications

To be considered for a position with the Lenexa Police Department, you must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen (for police officer positions only)​

  • Be at least 21 years of age by application date

  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Possess a valid state driver’s license

  • Not have a personal or professional history that would automatically disqualify you for a position

Prior law enforcement experience or college courses in criminal justice or a related associate’s or bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required. 

Dispatcher minimum qualifications

Minimum qualifications for a dispatcher are different than those for a police officer. To learn more about these qualifications, along with information regarding the application process, training and a more complete job description, please view our recruiting brochure (PDF).

Automatic Disqualifiers

The City of Lenexa Police Department will automatically disqualify any individual for the following:

General Conduct

  • Has been convicted of, or took part in, a felony or any offense that would be constituted as a felony within the State of Kansas or the United States

  • Has been convicted of, or took part in, the commission of a Class A or B misdemeanor within the past five years, subject to review

  • Has been convicted of, or took part in, any crime of a sexual nature

  • Has been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the United States Armed Forces

  • Has had a state law enforcement certification denied, suspended or revoked

  • Falsifying or lying about any information requested on a questionnaire or application as a part of the hiring process

  • Exhibited conduct or pattern of conduct that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust


  • Tattoos which are visible while in uniform, or which are of an obscene or offensive nature.

  • Tattoos which can be covered by the normal wear of jewelry or by department-issued​ sleeves will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Tattoos of a non-medical nature on the face, neck head, fingers or hands will not be allowed. Tattoos of an obscene or offensive nature will not be allowed. ​

Drug & Alcohol Usage

  • Any marijuana use within the past 2 years: usage outside of 2 years will be subject to review

  • Illegal IV drug use

  • Other illegal drug use, to include illegal use of prescription medication within the past 5 years; usage outside of 5 years will be subject to review

  • Manufacture, sales, or distribution of illegal drugs

  • Established pattern of illegal drug use or prescription medication abuse

  • Established pattern of alcohol abuse


  • Driving Under the Influence conviction/diversion as an adult within the past 3 years. Two or more DUI's in a lifetime

  • Pattern of traffic law violations that indicate disrespect for traffic laws or disregard for public safety

  • Three or more chargeable or at-fault accidents within the past 3 years.

  • Suspended or revoked driver's license within the past 3 years, subject to review

  • Does not currently possess a valid state issued driver’s license​​