Police Officer Recruit

Paducah, KY
Paducah Police Department

Under general supervision, patrols the city and responds to emergency and non-emergency situations to protect lives and property (e.g., investigate crimes, apprehend criminals, resolve conflicts, regulate traffic, prevent crime, assist and educate public).

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/31/19 4:00 PM Central Time


• Patrols the city and protects lives and property.
• Enforces laws and prevents crimes.
• Monitors traffic conditions and flow, operates radar and issues citations.
• Responds to accidents and monitors school zones.
• Maintains visibility to establish police presence.
• Settles or calms interpersonal disputes.
• Responds to a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations, accidents, confrontations, injuries and complaints.
• Secures and processes crime scenes and interviews complainants, witnesses, suspects and victims.
• Obtains witness reports, collects evidence and prepares files and reports.
• Apprehends, arrests and processes criminal violators.
• Serves warrants, appears and testifies in courts of law.
• Transports prisoners.
• Performs various Community Oriented Policing functions, including attending community meetings and giving public safety demonstrations.
• Operates a police vehicle and radio.
• Works closely with other law enforcement officers regarding suspects, witnesses, victims and related criminal investigations.
• Records daily activities in logs and prepares reports on activities and investigations.
• Performs other duties as required or assigned.


Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, and possess a valid operator's license and be able to operate a motor vehicle; documentation that you possess a minimum of 60 credit hours from an accredited college, community college, or vocational school; OR a high school diploma or GED and proof of one year of sworn, full-time law enforcement experience or two years of full-time military service; must successfully undergo a fingerprint check through the Kentucky State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; must be a able to identify the colors red, green and yellow; must have standard visual acuity – not less than 20/40 in one eye and 20/100 in the other eye without correction, not less than 20/20 in one eye and 20/40 in the other eye with correction; if served in the military, must possess a conditional or an honorable discharge; must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language; must be a person of good moral character, good reputation in the community in which he/she lives, law-abiding and loyal to the United States government.