Qualifications & Hiring Process

Minimum Qualifications


Hiring Process for Law Enforcement Officer

Applicants must pass a written exam, physical agility test, polygraph, background investigation, and psychological test before any final offer of employment; and be

  • Free of conviction of any crime punishable by imprisonment in a federal or state penitentiary
  • Must be a U.S. citizen of at least 21 years of age
  • Must be in good physical condition
  • Must pass hearing and vision standards
  • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must possess a valid Kansas driver's license

Vision Requirement


  • 20/40 corrected

Hearing Requirements


  • 500 Hz at 20 dB
  • 1000 Hz at 20 dB
  • 2000 Hz at 20 dB
  • 3000 Hz at 30 dB

Hiring Process for Capitol Area Guards & Communications Specialists

Applicants will be screened initially through the applicant process. Successful candidates will be interviewed by a panel board. A thorough background investigation, polygraph examination and medical evaluation may be required preceding any offer of employment.

  • Free of conviction of any crime punishable by imprisonment in a federal or state penitentiary
  • Must be a U.S. citizen of at least 18 years of age
  • Must be in good physical condition
  • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must possess a valid Kansas driver's license