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POLICE OFFICER - TRAINEE

Lexington Fayette Urban Co Government   LEXINGTON, KY   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on March 26, 2021

Police Officer - Trainee

 
Job ID 3912
Location Fayette County
 
Full-Time
 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

SALARY

19.739  hourly (Starting Pay)
This is a non-exempt position eligible for overtime, if applicable. 
Plus yearly state training incentive, education incentive, and uniform/equipment allowance where applicable and take-home vehicle upon solo-phase.  Step increases each year of service.

FILING DEADLINE DATE

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 13, 2021

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  1. United States Citizen
  2. Between the ages of 21-36 years at filing deadline date
  3. High School Diploma or Equivalent Certification
  4. Possession of valid driver’s license
  5. Applicants for the position of police recruit will be required to disclose any and all tattoos and body alterations as part of the application process. The Chief of Police or the Chief’s designee will review the applicant’s tattoo or body alteration and determine whether the applicant will be approved for further consideration in the application process.  **NOTE** Sleeve tattoos and tattoos that appear on the hands, neck, or above the neck are prohibited.  The complete personal appearance policies for the LPD are available to read online at: www.lexingtonky.gov/police-department-policies
  6. Able to read, write and understand the English language and follow instructions.
  7. Ability to work a flexible or rotating schedule.
  8. A person of sobriety and integrity, and have been an orderly, law-abiding citizen.
  9. Never have been convicted of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Patrols a designated area of Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic, to reduce traffic accidents and to enforce laws and ordinances.

  • Responds to calls and complaints involving automobile accidents, burglaries, neighborhood disturbances, domestic violence situations, reckless drivers, vandalism and other misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Secures the scene of a crime or accident; administers first aid; gathers and identifies evidence; makes photographs and diagrams on the scene; obtains witnesses; and makes arrests.
  • Conducts criminal investigations of homicides, rapes, burglaries, robberies, frauds, thefts, assaults, vices and other crimes.
  • Responds to calls in an off-duty capacity when required.
  • Serves warrants, summonses, subpoenas and other legal notices; issues traffic citations; and prepares traffic accident and criminal offense reports.
  • Testifies as a witness in court in connection with arrests and citations made.
  • Acts as an information source for citizens concerning laws and ordinances

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


 

HOW TO APPLY

Please see instructions for applying for this specific position in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS above.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lexington Police Recruiter at 859-425-2325 or JoinLexPD@lexingtonpolice.ky.gov

You may also contact:
Division of Human Resources
Phone: (859) 258-3030
Web site: www.lexingtonky.gov