In-State & Out-of-State Lateral Transfers

Lateral Transfer Information

The Olathe Police Department offers a lateral transfer program for current POST certified officers.

If your POST certification is from another state then in most cases the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center will accept the transfer therefore you DO NOT have to attend a Kansas Police Academy and instead will enter the Olathe Police Department's 15 week Field Training Program.

Lateral Police Officer Starting Salary
Lateral transfer police officers can receive all or partial credit for their previous years of service.  The pay rate will be established based on comparable wages with Olathe Police Officers.  
Our Many Benefits Include: Benefit Brochure
  • Equipment
  • Work Related Injury and Illness
  • Educational Benefits
  • Flexible benefits spending plan 
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Long term care insurance
  • Short term disability insurance
  • Cancer insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Vacation, holidays, sick leave bank
  • Wellness Program