Police Officer

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN   Bowling Green, KY   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on September 23, 2021
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Application Deadline: Friday, October 29

This position protects life and property by enforcing all City statutes, ordinances and the laws and regulations of the state for which the Police Department is accountable. Duties and responsibilities include assisting fellow officers with interdepartmental duties and City activities; responding to the needs of the general public by performing rescues, giving information and direction, mediating disputes and deterring criminal activity within the community; compiling reports, preparing cases for trial and appearing in court; maintaining and updating records for proper documentation; working to achieve the highest level of cooperation and to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement within the City of Bowling Green.


  • Age 21 by POPS testing date
  • U.S. Citizen
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Good driving, police, personal, & employment record
  • Males between 18 & 26 registered with the Selective Service
  • Tattoos cannot be visible while in uniform and body studs and/or earring will not be worn while on-duty


  • $42,603 starting salary
  • Recruits are paid and have full benefits while at the academy
  • $4,000 after graduating academy Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund (KLEFPF):


  • Complete online application
  • Certified police officer can apply any time
  • No entry level test HOWEVER completion of State testing including physical fitness test is required
  • Polygraph and psychological
  • Thorough Background Investigation
  • Oral Board Interviews


1001 College St
Bowling Green , KY