The Kansas Highway Patrol is a statewide law enforcement agency made up of uniformed and civilian personnel. Civilian members staff the agency's troop offices throughout the state and General Headquarters in Topeka, Kansas. Many opportunities are available for civilians, including accounting, administration, human resources, information technology, purchasing, records management, support services, vehicle maintenance, motorist assistance units, and VIN inspection.

Civilian Responsibilities


Civilian staff members support the agency's administrative functions, such as:
  • Accounting
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Records
  • Support services

Other Opportunities

Career opportunities available to civilians include:
  • Communications Specialists
  • Motorists assistance units
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • VIN inspection

Hiring Process

Candidates are screened through an application process. Successful applicants are interviewed by a board of KHP personnel. A background investigation and fingerprinting precedes any offer of employment.


Salaries are set by the Kansas Legislature and approved by the Governor. Each position’s starting salary compares favorably with local businesses and industry standards.


Promotional opportunities are available within the agency. Eligibility differs among positions.


Civilian staff members are members of the Kansas Public Employees’ Retirement System. Members with no prior KPERS service may retire with full benefits at age 60 with 30 years of service or age 65 with 5 years of service.


  • Competitive salary
  • Group health and dental insurance
  • Optional group life insurance
  • Optional individual retirement account
  • Opportunities to move into other positions within the Kansas Highway Patrol, such as Trooper, Motor Carrier Inspector, Capitol Police, and Communications Specialist
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Professional and rewarding career with a premier law enforcement agency
  • Promotional opportunities