Topeka Police Department Officer Testing

TOPEKA, Kan. - Before they put on a uniform to protect and serve our communities, officers have to pass written and physical exams.

The Topeka Police Department, will administer the written and physical exams to become a police officer Friday, August 29, at 8:00 a.m. at the Oakland Community Center, 801 NE Poplar.

Anyone who is interested in taking the exams should register by August 28. To register, call Sergeant Tom Glor at 368-9490, the City of Topeka at 368-3867, or register online at

Requirements to become a Topeka Police Officer include: must have a high school diploma or equivalent, must be a U.S. citizen at least 21 years of age (must be 20 and a half years of age as test date to take exam), must by physically fit and able to pass a physical examination, must have valid drivers license, no felony convictions, no DUI convictions or diversions within five years of application date, must be a resident of Shawnee County or relocate within 24 months of employment.

The application process includes several stages following the written and physical exams, such as background checks, polygraph examination, a number interview boards and more.

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