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2019 Lenexa Police Department interns

We are proud to once again be offering our paid summer police internship program for 2020. This program continues to grow, with many competitive applicants every year. This year we are offering three semester options for applicants to choose from. Interns who have gone through our program have historically enjoyed high rates of employment in the law enforcement field upon completing their college studies. Due to the competitive nature of this application process, we encourage those who were not selected in previous years to re-apply. 

To be eligible for internship consideration, you must be an active college student working to complete a degree, and the internship is part of an assigned curriculum at your college. Please be sure to read this entire page before applying. 

Police Internship

Two interns

We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 summer internship on February 1. Applicants have 3 semester options to choose from:

Semester #1: June 1 - July 3
Semester #2: June 15 - July 17
Semester #3: July 6 - August 7 


Benefits 

  • Paid: $12/hour

  • 200 hours of law enforcement training

  • Earn college credits towards your degree

  • Special consideration given for future employment

  • Uniform provided


Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age, no maximum age limit

  • Currently enrolled in college and working towards a degree (doesn’t have to be Criminal Justice)

  • Must be able to perform the regular physical duties required of a police officer

  • Must commit to completing the entire five-week internship program

  • Complete a research paper by the conclusion of the internship


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

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

  • 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

 

Tattoos

  • 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. ​

Steps to apply

  1. Complete the online application by March 31.

  2. Print off and complete the personal history statement and turn in by March 31.

  3. Oral board interview* 

  4. Polygraph examination* 

  5. Background investigation* 

*for those who successfully progress through the selection process.


Topics covered during internship

  • Traffic Stops

  • Search and Seizure

  • Firearms

  • Police Canine  

  • Patrol Procedures

  • Tactical Team Operations

  • Criminal Investigations

  • Patrol Ride-Along 

and more...

For questions about our police internship program, email Sergeant Nic Vajen or call 913.825.8051 

Crime Analysis Internship

We are not accepting applications for Crime Analyst interns in 2020. Check back for future opportunities. 
 
The paid Crime Analysis internship program allows students the opportunity for practical, hands-on experience in the field of law enforcement. 

Interns will assist in supporting patrol and investigative efforts by supplying tactical analysis utilizing temporal and spatial analysis as well as gaining experience in administrative, strategic and operational analysis. In addition, intern development will include a police department exposure program with officer ride-alongs, shadowing communications staff, briefings/meetings and interaction with internal/external customers.

Our internship program is designed and dedicated to providing practical work experience to students through research, training, and skill development


 

Benefits 

  • Paid: $12/hour
  • 200 hours of law enforcement training
  • Earn college credits towards your degree
  • Special consideration given for future employment

 


 

Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age, no maximum age limit
  • Currently enrolled in college and working towards a degree. 
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must commit to completing the entire five-week internship program
  • Complete a research paper or assigned project by the the conclusion of the internship. 

 


 

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

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

  • 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

Tattoos

  • 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. ​

 


 

Steps to apply

  1. Complete the online application by March 31.  

  2. Print off and complete the personal history statement and turn in by March 31

  3. Oral board interview*

  4. Polygraph examination*

  5. Background investigation*

 

 

*for those who successfully progress through the selection process.

 

 

 


 

Anticipated duties

Students will complete a total of 200 hours in the following areas:

  • Gathering and analyzing local and multi-jurisdictional crime data.

  • Extracting data such as arrests, accidents, and case history from numerous sources including the Records Management System (RMS).

  • Using ArcGIS as well as analytical products to geocode and analyze data.

  • Analyzing collected data to detect patterns, series, and trends.

  • Using crime data and knowledge of police programs and patrol activities to identify opportunities for proactive law enforcement.

  • Assisting in various crime analysis special projects.

We are seeking students who have a true interest in the field of law enforcement & crime analysis. Our program accepts only one intern per summer. You must have excellent communications skills, a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. If you possess these attributes, we encourage you to apply.

Questions

If you have questions or need further information, please email: crime analysis internship