The Merriam Police Department welcomes all qualified applicants without regard their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, or disability.

Applicants for public safety positions may be subject the following: physical fitness testing, polygraphs, background investigations, reference checks, psychological exams. Where inquiries credit worthiness are conducted, the applicant will receive a copy of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Hiring Process

  1. Written Test and Physical Abilities Test
    • The Johnson County Regional Police Academy, in cooperation with several local law enforcement agencies, offers testing services for any individual interested in seeking the job of police officer.  These testing services include a comprehensive written test and a physical ability test, both given at the Johnson County Regional Police Academy at 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS, on the west side of the campus.
    • Upon successful completion of the testing, individuals will receive a certificate confirming completion.
    • This testing can be completed regardless if there is an open position with the Merriam Police Dept.  The test results will be kept on file at the JCRPA.
  2. Written Testing/Applicant Processing
    • Personal History Review
    • Ride-a-long
  3. Panel Interview
  4. Background Investigation
  5. Polygraph

More Information

For additional information regarding Merriam's application and testing process, please contact Cpt. Troy Duvanel or call 913.322.5560.