The department is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce. The department values and promotes diversity as a strategic advantage and will take affirmative action to maintain a diverse workforce. Diversity refers to human differences, including those based on culture, ethnicity, gender, and age. Some of the benefits the city derives from a diversity of its workforce are different viewpoints and perspectives in decision making, greater innovation and creativity, and a broad pool of qualified individuals.


  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a valid Kentucky drivers license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • If prior military service, must have received an honorable discharge.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must not be prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm


You must successfully complete:

  • A complete background investigation
  • A drug screen test
  • An interview
  • A physical fitness test (POPS standards)
  • A polygraph examination
  • A written test
  • Certified Officers are exempt from portions of this process


  • Accumulation of sick and vacation time from year to year 
  • Hazardous duty retirement (CERS)
  • 3 weeks paid vacation every year
  • All equipment and uniforms are provided by the department.
  • Annual uniform allowance
  • Cost of living increases 
  • Full paid dental insurance (family or single)
  • Fully paid health insurance (family or single)
  • Home fleet 
  • Life insurance on the officer paid in full (based on salary)
  • Competitive pay for non-certified officers; Certified officer based on experience

How to Submit an Application

In order to respond to any job posting, you must submit a completed Employment Application Form to the Human Resources Administrator. Link to employment application will be provided when a job opening is posted.