Police Officer Requirements - Kentucky


Kentucky Law Enforcement Council

Peace Officer Professional Standards and Court Security Officer Standards

         Is a citizen of the United States;

         Is at least 21 years of age;

         Is a high school graduate or has successfully completed a General Education Development (G.E.D.) examination;

         Possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle;

         Has been fingerprinted for a criminal background check;

         Has not been convicted of a felony;

         Is not prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm;

         Has been interviewed;

         Has undergone a background investigation;

         Has taken a polygraph examination;

         Has taken a suitability screener;

         Has passed a drug screening test;

         Discharged under honorable conditions, if having served in the armed services;

         Has received and read the Kentucky law Enforcement Officer’s Code of Ethics;


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Peace Officer Applicants only must also meet the remaining minimum standards:

         Has passed a medical examination;

         Has passed a physical ability test;

         Has not had certification as a peace officer revoked in another state.



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