Police Cadet

Covington, KY
Covington Police Department

Salary: $15.00 – $15.00 Hourly.

Essential Functions:

  • Citation Officers shall have the qualifications prescribed by this Section. Citation Officers shall not have the powers of peace officers to make arrests or carry deadly weapons.
  • Cadets will become familiar with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances as well as Police Department policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Cadets will learn the basics of police work and general knowledge of the job through training, observation, and independent study.
  • Cadets will ride with experienced officers as civilian observers as scheduled by their supervisor.
  • Cadets shall write tickets, take reports, perform crime prevention assistance and perform other functions as directed by their supervisors.
  • The cadet will participate in physical fitness and self-defense training, as well as participate in department-sponsored training in preparation for becoming a police recruit and understanding the laws, roles and responsibilities of a police officer.


  • Must successfully pass the physical agility test, polygraph examination, behavioral assessment evaluation, and a background investigation.
  • Must be free from alcohol and drug dependency and possess emotional stability.
  • Must attend college during the program and be a student in good standing in a degree program. Thirty (30) credit hours with at least a “C” average or higher will be required for successful completion of the program at age 21.
  • An Associate Degree is preferred.
  • Applicants are required to submit official transcripts of all high school grades.
  • Applicants must have or obtain a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment.
  • A Police Cadet, who reaches 21 years of age, shall upon having successfully completed at least 18 months of in-service training within the Police Department, have his/her name placed at the top of the current eligibility list for which the cadet has obtained an overall passing grade in the written and oral examinations.