Police Officer


Urban County Government

Division of Human Resources

200 E. Main Street

Lexington, KY 40507


e-mail: agutierr@lfucg.com


Starting Salary: $32,037.46

Population: 242,640

Sworn Officers: 472
Application Deadline:
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Thank you for your interest in the position of Police Officer with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Division of Police.  The Division of Police is a progressive police department dedicated to providing the Lexington community with the best in law enforcement.  This is reflected in the objectives, policies and procedures, training and CALEA Accreditation of the Division of Police.  The Bureau of Training has the responsibility of preparing potential recruits for a professional career with Lexington's Division of Police.


Description of Duties: Police officers patrol designated areas of the Urban County to preserve law and order, prevent and discover the commission of crimes, direct traffic, enforce State and local statutes and motor vehicle codes, respond to calls and complaints, secure the scene of crimes and accidents, interview persons with complaints, serve warrants and perform other related duties.



  1. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.

  2. Must be at least 21 years of age.

  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.

  4. Possession of a valid driver's license and able to operate a motor vehicle.

  5. An applicant must be a person of sobriety and integrity and have been an orderly and law-abiding citizen.

  6. Individuals who have used or trafficked/sold illegal drugs within twelve (12) months immediately preceding the application filing deadline date or during the testing process will automatically be eliminated from further consideration. This also includes use of medications not prescribed to applicant.

  7. For veteran's preference, applicants must verify service dates by submitting form DD 214.

Applicants must present original/copies of the following documents for verification prior to the polygraph examination:

  1. Birth Certificate - Official copy from the State Bureau of Vital Statistics (Hospital/Health Department birth records CAN NOT be substituted for this State document).

  2. Valid Driver's License - From state of residency.

  3. High School Diploma or GED Certificate (listing score does not meet this requirement) or College Transcripts .

Testing consists of the following phases in establishing the eligibility list:

  1. Pass/fail written test

  2. Physical fitness test

  3. Oral test (given to those who pass the previous tests and is weighted at 100% of the final score)

  4. Pre-polygraph/Polygraph/Background review.

Ranking on the eligibility list will be determined by the individual's standard score obtained as a result of the oral test and preference points, if any, after successful completion of the background investigation and polygraph examination. Physical/medical, psychological examinations and drug screening must be successfully completed for appointment to the position of Police Officer. Since this position may require the employee to work with minors, anyone with sexual abuse or other similar or related offenses or incidences with minors will not be considered for employment.


The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is an equal opportunity employer.


To receive an application/information packet or talk to a Recruiter call:
(859) 258-3685 or 1-800-755-6939 or E-mail our recruiting coordinator


To receive an application or register for testing, call the Human Resources Dept. (859) 258-3051.


Community/Department Demographic Information:

Current Sworn Strength - 472
Civilian Employees - 232
Male Officers - 424
Female Officers - 48
Minority Officers - 38
Officers with College Education - 369
Annual Budget - $28,000,000.00
Fayette County Jurisdiction - 284 miles
Fayette County Population - 242,640




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