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 Administration
Civilian staff members support the agency's administrative functions, such as:
Career opportunities available to civilians include:
Motorists assistance units
Candidates are screened through an application process. Successful applicants are interviewed by a board of KHP personnel. A background investigation 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 KPRS service may retire with full benefits at age 60 with 30 years of service or age 65 with 5 years of service.
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