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The record: Pay scales for Wichita Police Department personnel.
Why you'd want them: To learn more about how much police officers get paid in Wichita. Police recruits, for example, are paid $19.08 an hour. Lieutenants make from $28.84 to $36.02 an hour.
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Where you get the records: From the police department's website, http://wichita.gov/CityOffices/Police/. Click on the "Pay Ranges" link on the right-hand side of the page.
How much it will cost: The information is free.