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Employment Opportunities
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The City of Ashland is accepting applications for the position of

POLICE OFFICER

Department of Police

 

This is a police practitioner class responsible for the provision of a broad range of law enforcement services to protect individual rights, preserve the peace, prevent and suppress crime, protect life and property, identify and apprehend criminal offenders and enforce regulatory measures.

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 Diploma for high school level and provide copy of diploma with application (home schooling documentation must be approved through KLEC).  If a veteran of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, provide copy of DD214 showing the reason for discharge.  The applicant shall not have received a dishonorable discharge, bad conduct discharge or general discharge under other than honorable conditions.  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.  Be an orderly, law?abiding citizen with 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; be a person of sobriety and integrity, and of sound mind and body; 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 tests; be willing to complete a suitability screener examination;  be willing to be fingerprinted and undergo and successfully complete thorough personal background investigation; be willing to submit to and successfully complete 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 to remain in force as long as employed; must pass written examination with minimum score of 70%; 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 22-week DOCJT basic training academy in Richmond, KY; 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 and will 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 ANY ADDITIONAL EDUCATION; copy of STATE birth certificate; COPY OF DRIVERS LICENSE; and COPY OF DD214, IF APPLICABLE, with application.

Apply:  The application can be downloaded and printed at www.ashlandky.gov for completion.  NO FAXED APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications are also available from Human Resources, Room 301, City Building, 1700 Greenup Avenue, P.O. Box 1839, Ashland, KY  41105-1839, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., (606) 327-2024. 

Closing Date and Time for for submission of completed applications with required documentation is Friday, April 24, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. Minority candidates and certified peace officers are encouraged to apply.  Equal Opportunity Employer