Ashland Police Department- Police Officer

Ashland Police Department- Police Officer

Description :

The City of Ashland is accepting applications for the position of



Department of Police



Supervisor:    Police Sergeant or Officer of Higher Rank

REQUIREMENTS:   By the date of submission of the application be twenty-one (21) years of age per KRS 15.382; provide birth certificate copy with application; be a high school graduate or have earned a GED and provide copy of diploma with application (home schooling documentation must be approved by KLEC).  Possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle and provide copy of license with application; must acquire/possess/maintain a valid KY drivers’ license.  No prior felony or domestic violence convictions; not prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm;  not have had certification as a peace officer revoked in KY or any other state; not have received a dishonorable discharge, bad conduct discharge, or general discharge under other than honorable conditions, if served in any branch of U.S. Armed Forces; be willing to become a resident of KY prior to administration of Oath of Office, if employed; be willing to undergo and successfully complete thorough physical agility testing, a suitability screener examination which will include an evaluation by a psychologist/psychiatrist, be fingerprinted and undergo and successfully complete thorough personal background investigation, and polygraph testing; provide a truthful statement certifying no use of illicit drugs for the past 12 months; as a pre-condition to employment and a condition to continued employment, execute a waiver to submit to random testing for illicit drugs; after a conditional offer of employment, be willing to undergo and successfully complete thorough medical examination; be willing to execute a repayment agreement for continued employment with the APD for a minimum of thirty-six (36) months; be willing to attend the 20-week DOCJT basic training academy in Richmond, KY and must acquire/maintain certification as a KY police officer; and, be free from tattoos or body piercing that will be visible while in any departmentally issued uniform.  Body piercing does not include piercing of the ear lobe.  Any applicant who is a “Certified Peace Officer” as defined in KRS 15.380 to 15.404 must provide a copy of the Peace Officer Professional Standards Certification issued by the KY Law Enforcement Council with application in order to be evaluated prior to processing all non-certified applicants.


Applicants must provide copy of high school diploma/GED or verification of receipt IN ADDITION TO COPY OF ANY COLLEGE; copy of STATE birth certificate; AND COPY OF DRIVERS LICENSE with application.  

Contact :

Apply:       Room 301, City Building, 1700 Greenup Avenue, P.O. Box 1839, Ashland, Kentucky, 41105-1839, (606) 327-2024, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., OR Application downloadable at   NO FAXED OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.


Closing Date and Time for submission of completed applications with required documentation is:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.

Minority candidates and certified peace officers are encouraged to apply.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline for Applying : Oct 31, 2019