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You are now registering for the next available entry-level Police Officer examination.

A test date has not yet been scheduled. Upon registration, and after a test date has been set, you will be contacted by email and U.S. mail with information on when and where the test will be conducted.

Please note:

  • You only have to take the test once, but you may take the test more than once. There is no cost for the first time the test is taken. For the second and each subsequent test, the applicant will be required to pay $15, which is the City's cost for the test.
  • Applicants are ranked on a hiring list based on test scores. The applicant's most recent test score will be utilized in the ranking process. If an applicant passes the test and takes the test again at a later date to try and increase the score and then fails the test, the applicant will be eliminated from the hiring process until the applicant takes and passes the test again on a future test date.


Practice Test Available Online

You can purchase a practice test and/or study guide online directly from the test manufacturer.


Please review the following important information:

  • POPAT (Police Officer Physical Ability Test) Details
  • You must be at least 20 ½ years of age as of the test date to take the examination.
  • You must have high school diploma or equivalent.
    • Please note: the KLETC requires that individuals who receive high school education through homeschooling will be required to provide alternate education verification, examples include ACT scores, SAT scores, or proof of admission to a post-secondary school (i.e.; – college).
  • You must be a citizen of the United States to be extended an offer of employment.
  • You must not have any Brady/Giglio information in personal or professional background that would impair ability to serve as a government witness. Brady/Giglio information includes any conduct, acts or crimes involving dishonesty or false statements while under oath.
  • You must not have any automatic disqualifiers. Review the list of automatic disqualifiers.
  • Topeka Police Officers are required to possess and maintain a valid KS driver's license and city-insurable driving record. Review vehicle operation insurability requirements.
  • You must meet the Topeka Police Officer minimum physical requirements.



Apply For the Test

Continue to the application form.

​Jacque Russell

Director of Human Resources
215 SE 7th, Room 170
Topeka, KS 66603-3914

Phone: 785-368-3867
TDD: 785-368-3603
Fax: 785-368-3605
Job Information Hotline: 785-368-2588