Police Department



We are currently accepting applications for highly motivated lateral police officers to join our team. Learn more

Police Officer Career Requirements

Applicants for a Bardstown police officer position must meet the following requirements:
  • Citizen of the United States
  •  21 Years Old
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Kentucky Operators License
 College is not required but is preferred.
 Military preference is given.

Tests and Evaluations
Applicants must also be able to pass several interviews and tests, including:
  • Physical Agility Tests (POPS Standards)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • In-Depth Background Investigation
  • Credit Check
  • Drug Screen
  • Criminal History Background 

Application Process

  1. Submit an application to the City of Bardstown (When accepting applications). There are currently no open positions in the Bardstown Police Department. 
  2. The Chief's interview.
  3. Physical agility test- Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS).
  4. Psychological test / Interview.
  5. Agency background investigation to include:
    • Military background
    • Criminal history background for any criminal offenses
    • Credit report
    • Education / Special training
    • Employment history
    • Reference checks
    • Over all, in-depth investigation of an applicants character and background.
        6. Drug screening.
7. Mayor's interview.
8. Any follow up interview(s).
9. Selection of candidate.
10. Conditional job offer.
11. Successfully complete a 20-week academy at The Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond Ky.
12. After completing the 20-week academy, you must complete a 16-week field training evaluation with a Police Training Officer.

Police Officers Professional Standards (POPS) Physical Agility Test

POPS consists of the following battery of test:

  • 1 bench press repetition (percent of body weight - conversion)
  • Sit up repetitions with a 1-minute time limit.
  • 300-meter run in 65 seconds
  • Push up repetitions with a 2-minute time limit.
  • 1.5-mile run in 16.15 minutes.

For more information click on this link:  Physical Fitness Testing Information