Police Officer Lateral (Certified Officers)

Applications are accepted year round. Applicants will be contacted prior to the beginning of our next hiring process. 

For more information, please visit us at: Oldham County Police Employment  

Example of duties include:

  •     Deter crimes and assure community safety through high-visibility policing
  •     Investigate crimes and apprehend suspected law violators
  •     Patrol assigned areas and monitor activities to protect people/property
  •     Conduct initial investigations
  •     Gather evidence and ensure successful prosecutions
  •     Observe and respond to various situations or emergencies
  •     Attend and provide evidence in court

Minimum Requirements for all lateral applicants:

  • Must have been employed as a full-time sworn police officer in the United States with a minimum of one (1) year full-time experience; 
  • Must have completed a Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC) approved Basic Training Course, or be eligible for KLEC Peace Officer Professional Standards (POPS) certification;
  • If applicant is not currently a police officer in Kentucky, reciprocity must be granted by KLEC prior to submitting an application for employment. (Go to the KLEC  website for more information);
  • Not have had certification as a peace officer permanently revoked in Kentucky or another state;
  • Be 21 years of age or older;
  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be a graduate of an accredited high school or G.E.D. program;
  • Possess a valid driver's license;
  • If applicable, received an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions for serving in any branch of the armed forces of the United States;
  • Not have a felony conviction or any criminal action pending;
  • Not be prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm;
  • Must submit to an oral interview;
  • Take a psychological evaluation;
  • Must submit to a thorough background investigation;
  • Pass a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen;
  • Pass a pre-employment polygraph examination;
  • Be able to work a varied work schedule.