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Lateral Program

A Lateral Hire is an applicant who is a Certified Law Enforcement Officer in Kansas or another state. Lateral Hire’s must successfully complete the Hiring Process and receive a letter of Appointment. Lateral Hire’s starting pay is decided during the hiring process at a competitive rate. 

Reciprocity

Reciprocity training is available for certified officers from other states. The training is approximately 35-40 hours of classroom presentations and handouts completed online at your own pace. Officers must then complete a written exam and firearms qualification course at KLETC with a minimum score of 70%.

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In Service Training

After finishing reciprocity training, unless previously certified in Kansas, officers will be assigned to a 2 week In-Service Training with LPD staff. During this time, officers are familiarized with Lawrence Police Department operations, policies, and procedures. 

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Patrol Training

Patrol Training is an 8-16 week process depending on officer experience level and performance. During Patrol Training, officers work side by side with experienced officers designated as Police Training Officers (PTO). 

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Patrol

After successful completion of the Patrol Training Program, Officers are certified to work on their own and assigned to the Patrol Division on a probationary status for 6 months.