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Recruiting 2014


The City of Leawood has a rich history of more than 50 years. During that time, the Police Department has been a mainstay in keeping the City of Leawood a very livable community. With 61 commissioned officers and 22 support personnel, the Leawood Police Department is essential in keeping the City of Leawood the "livable community" it is today.


The basic requirements to be a Leawood police officer are:

  • You must be 21 years of age
  • a United States citizen
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • have a valid driver's license
  • complete an extensive background check
  • pass a physical assessment, psychological assessment and a drug screening
  • complete a certified police academy and department field training program

The Leawood Police Department conducts an open recruitment program throughout the year to maintain an eligibility list of applicants. All applicants who would like to be included on the eligibility list should first complete a City of Leawood application, including education history, experience, and references, to be considered for any open position. To submit an application, click here to create a user account or to logon to your existing account.   NOTE: You must use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox to complete the online application.

Once your complete application has been received by the Police Department, you will receive a letter with further instructions on the initial written test, including testing dates/times. The timed computer-based test will be given at the Leawood Police Department, 4201 Town Center Drive, Leawood, and takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.

Those who pass the written test are added to the eligibility list from which applicants are drawn to participate in the second phase of the hiring process, an oral interview board. Preference will be given to applicants with prior law enforcement or military experience. City residency is not required.

The salary range for Police Officer I is $40,000 to $65,000.

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