Employment Opportunity Police Officer

The City of Elkton, Kentucky is accepting applications for the positions of Police Officer and Police Officer Recruit.  A Police Officer is a sworn law enforcement officer, performs general police work in the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, investigation of crimes, etc.; performs related work as required; and must have successfully completed required basic training.  The minimum starting pay for a Police Officer is currently $20.19 per hour including KLEFPF incentive pay, and other benefits including complete coverage of employee’s health, dental and life insurance, 14 paid holidays a year including birthday, take home car, and longevity bonus.

Police Officer Recruits are newly employed police personnel who have not completed the required basic training and shall serve in the Police Officer Recruit class until they have completed basic training (including required field training); after completion of required training, and subject to the recommendation of the Chief of Police, Police Officer Recruits may be promoted to the Police Officer classification. The minimum starting pay for a Police Officer Recruit is currently $16.72 per hour, with other benefits including complete coverage of employee’s health, dental and life insurance.

Police Officer and Police Officer Recruit must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky; must meet the job-related physical and psychological requirements in effect at the time of appointment, and must pass any job-related mental, psychological and/or physical qualifying examinations, including screening tests for illegal drug use and alcohol use is required prior to employment after an offer for employment is made and during employment with the city.

Applications are available at Elkton Police Department, 73 Public Square, during regular business hours of 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, by calling the Police Department at 270-265-9879 to request a copy by email, or at www.elktonky.com.
Submit application and other information requested to:
City of Elkton, Kentucky, Attn: Chief Robert Toombs, PO Box 578, Elkton, KY 42220.

The City of Elkton reserves the right to reject any or all applications.  Applications will be accepted through 2:00 PM, Friday, August 13th, 2021.  The City of Elkton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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