Police Officers are responsible for the protection of life and property, the prevention of crimes and the
preservation of peace and order within an assigned beat (geographical area). They must patrol their beat
while enforcing laws, ordinances and regulations; arresting violators; investigating accidents and complaints;
securing evidence and performing any other duties as required.
- Enforce laws and ordinances; issue citations.
- Make preliminary investigations.
- Serve warrants and make forcible arrests.
- Testify in court.
- Keep records and make reports.
- Attend meetings; give talks and demonstrations.
- Refer persons to proper agencies.
- Interview and reassure witnesses, victims and relatives of victims of crimes or accidents.
- Control traffic and spectators at the scene of an emergency or crime; maintain order at large gatherings.
- Respond to and investigate vehicular accidents.
- Assist in rescue operations and in rendering medical assistance at scene of vehicular accidents and other emergencies.
- Carry a medical stretcher.
- Investigate public complaints.
- Maintain vehicle and other assigned equipment.
- Inspect buildings and commercial establishments to keep secure.
- Perform vehicle and/or foot patrol.
- Verbally calm or physically subdue unruly suspects.
- May be required to use deadly force in certain serious situations as authorized by Kentucky Revised Statutes and departmental policies and procedures.
- Candidate must be a citizen of the United States.
- Must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or GED plus one of the following: an associate degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent (62 semester hours or 93 quarter credit hours). • 2 years of active duty military. • 3 years of full time employment.
- Minimum of 21 years.