Employment and Internship Opportunities
Kansas City, Kansas
Police Cadet Program
Johnson County Sheriff
The Civilian Specialist is a non-sworn position with primary assignment in the Detention Bureau, but may be assigned to other areas of the organization based on operational need. This position provides support for sworn deputies in the following areas:
Johnson County Sheriff's Office
Through a new police cadet program the city of Topeka is kicking off, cadets ages 18 to 20 will receive:
■ Full-time employment.
■ Starting pay of $12 an hour, rising to $14 an hour after 18 straight months of satisfactory employment.
■ Full city benefits, including health insurance, worker’s compensation, vacation and sick leave.
■ Paid tuition to enable them to earn an associate’s degree in criminal justice at Washburn University.
■ A chance to learn first hand how the police department functions.
Washburn University Police
"The Washburn University Cadet Program is committed to providing opportunities for Washburn students to experience the law enforcement profession, to help prepare students for law enforcement careers, and for students to acquire valuable life skills."
The cadets are always recruiting new members. Anyone with a passion for criminal justice, who shares our positive morals and values, is welcome to apply.
Applications for the program are located in the Washburn University Police Department and can be returned there as well.
Full applications require a background check, an interview with a board of representatives, and a 2.5 cumulative GPA. For any questions please contact University Police Officer Danielle Wolf at
Kansas Peace Officer Job Board
- Includes a listing of law enforcement related civilian positions (some are open to those under 21 years of age).