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 POLICE OFFICER - TRAINEE - Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Job information
Posted by: Lexington Fayette Urban Co Government 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Government
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: Yq4Zix3TszfLP9eakgPoUQ4yuJwVSL / Latpro-3781346 
Date posted: Mar-26-2021
State, Zip: Kentucky, 40507


Police Officer - Trainee
Job ID 3912
Location Fayette County

***These requirements are for the Position of Police Officer with the Lexington Police Department.  To be considered for this position, it is important to follow the instructions***

  1. You must complete the LFUCG application before you attend the written test.
  2. You must complete the entire application. Once you submit your application, you cannot go back and edit or change it. Save each page where indicated so you do not lose information you have entered.
  3. After you hit the "SUBMIT" button on the application, a secondary verification is required and can be found at the top of that page.  If not visible on-screen, please scroll up.
  4. You will receive an email from after your application has been submitted to the email address you provided and you are automatically registered to take the written exam. You are eligible to attend any of the scheduled written exam dates.

Please refer to the Lexington Police webpage for applicable test dates, times, and locations.  Individual notices may not be sent so it is the responsibility of the applicant to keep apprised of the information on the website.


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.


The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  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:
  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.

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


Applicants must be able to perform all the essential job duties, including but not limited to: having the physical strength and agility necessary to do police work, which includes the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and exposure to hazards; standing, lifting, carrying, walking, running, bending, and effectively dealing with resistance from arrestees.

Based on preliminary testing (written, physical agility, oral), a certain number of individuals will be required to submit to a polygraph, background investigation and suitability screening prior to a conditional job offer.

This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  Union dues will be required.

All Police Recruit positions require drug testing and a complete medical examination after any conditional job offer is extended.


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


Lexington Police Recruiter at 859-425-2325 or

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

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Lexington Fayette Urban Co Government requires you to fill in their on-line form which will open in a different window.

Enter your email address and click 'Apply':
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Follow the application instructions in the Job Description.