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.