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http://www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/Police/Training/Recruiting.htm

TRAINING
As a Police Recruit you receive comprehensive training from the professional instructors at the Wichita Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center. Training includes:

Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
Constitutional Law
State statutes
City Ordinances
Federal, state and local courts

Defense Tactics & Control Techniques
Use of firearms
Use of the expandable baton
Unarmed defense
Emergency vehicle operation
Officer survival
Aerosol weapons

Criminal Investigation
Principles and techniques of interviewing
Crimes against persons & property
Vice and organized crime
Arson investigation
Crime scene investigation
Report writing

Police Response to Community Problems
Community policing
Conflict resolution
Domestic violence
Community social services
Poverty problems
Child abuse and neglect
Mental retardation
Mental illness
Substance abuse
Patrol procedures and techniques
Traffic safety and enforcement
DUI enforcement
First Aid/CPR

EXPERIENCE
After graduation from the academy you will become a Police Officer and be assigned to work with an experienced Field Training Officer. Your on-the-job training will equip you with the special skills and knowledge that are necessary in the law enforcement field.

WORK SCHEDULE
After graduation from the academy you will be assigned to first, second, third or fouth watch and have a 10 hour day 4-day work week.

ADVANCEMENT
Your own ability and effort determine how far you advance. Impartial and objective promotional opportunities are open to all eligible officers and are conducted on a regular basis.

PAY
Police Recruit (during the academy) - $16.46 hr.
Police Officer - $17.24 hr.

You can find the departments demographics and a completed pay breakdown here.

BENEFITS- POLICE RECRUIT
While in the academy you will be eligible for health insurance and holiday pay. You will be issued Department uniforms, equipment and firearm. The Wichita Police Academy is also certified for "Veteran's Assistance Education Benefits".

BENEFITS- POLICE OFFICER
Upon graduation from the academy you will be eligible for all City benefit programs, including:

Vacation - 12 days per year, increasing after five years.
Holidays - Eleven paid holidays per year
Sick Leave - Earned at the rate of 1/2 day per month for the first five years, then one day per month, with no maximum accumulation.
Retirement - Paid retirement after 20 years service if at least age 50 at 50% of pay; maximum benefit equals 75% of pay after 30 years.
Other Benefits - health insurance, group life insurance, education pay, uniform allowance, credit union, Police Benefit Fund, injury leave, Worker's Compensation, disability income insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

HIRING PROCEDURE
To become a Police Recruit you must complete the following steps:

1. Meet all entrance requirements and minimum standards.
2. File an application with the City's Personnel Office.
3. Pass the written aptitude test which you schedule with Personnel.
4. First Contact Interview at the Training Academy.
5. Physical agility test.
6. Polygraph examination.
7. Complete Personal History Form.
8. Background investigation.
9. Department Interview Board.
10. Command Staff Interview.

Passing all of the above steps will place you on the eligibility list. If selected from the eligibility list for a job offer, you will proceed to the last steps:

10. Psychological evaluation
11. Physical examination
12. Cooper's Run (1 1/2 mile in a maximum of 14 minutes).
13. Appointment to the Wichita Police Academy by the Chief of Police.

If you are selected for the Police Academy, you will be hired as a Police Recruit. Upon graduation from the academy you will be promoted to Police Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS
Police Recruit applicants must meet the following initial requirements:

Be at least 21 years old by the time of hire.
Be a United States citizen.
Be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate.
If you have had military service, discharge must be "honorable," or "under honorable conditions".
Be able to have a valid Kansas driver's license by time of hire.
Be able to live within the city limits, or within 30 minutes lawful driving time of the city limits, within the required time limits after hire.
Must pass all the steps listed under "Hiring Procedure".
Must satisfy all requirements as set forth in K.S.A. 74-5605
Must satisfy all requirements as set forth by the City of Wichita.
No evidence of deception or subterfuge demonstrated during the pre-employment process. Applicants who do not meet this qualifier may have their files reviewed on a case-by-case basis at the Training Bureau Commander's discretion.
No convictions of morals, drugs or weapons charges in the past five years.
No convictions of misdemeanor crimes of violence, or use of physical force or threat thereof, during the preceding five years.
No convictions, diversions, or expungements of DUI during the past two years.
No convictions of misdemeanor property crimes within the past two years.
No more than two moving violation convictions, or being at fault in more than one accident during the past twelve months.
No convictions, diversions, or expungements of any felony crime.
The following additional minimum standards involve activities which may to date have been unreported to or undetected by law enforcement, but which will result in disqualification is discovered during the employment process or thereafter.

No undetected illegal misdemeanor drug possession or use in the past two years.
No illegal distribution or sale of any drug.
No undetected misdemeanor crimes involving morals or weapons charges in the past five years.
No undetected commissions of misdemeanor crime of violence, or use of physical force or threat thereof, during the past five years.
No undetected commissions of misdemeanor property crimes during the past two years.
Any undetected commission of felony crime (including usage of felony drugs) will result in immediate disqualification. Any information relative to criminal prosecution will be forwarded to the proper jurisdiction.
Applicants who are subject to disqualification based on the above criteria may have their files reviewed on a case-by-case basis at the Training Bureau Commander's discretion.
Your background will be closely examined using high professional, legal, ethical and moral standards. If you think any of the "disqualifiers" apply to you, call either the Personnel Office, (316) 268-4531, or the Law Enforcement Training Center, (316) 838-9611, for more information. (The list is subject to change at any time at the department's discretion.)

Applying is easy.
Simply open the link below and follow the link there for applications. After signing in, complete the fill-in application, print it, and follow the directions on the cover letter. Please Contact City Personnel to confirm the application has been received and processed.

Fill-in Application for employment

Wichita Police Department Recruitment
 
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