Job Opening: Police Officers

The City Of Bardstown is taking applications for recruit and lateral police officers.


  • Must be 21 years of age.

  • Have a valid driver’s license

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Able to pass an extensive background investigation which includes a polygraph and psychological screening process.


  • Must have 5 years of police experience

  • Meet the requirements of the Peace Officer Professional Standards (POPS) Act administered by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.

  • Starting pay for laterals will be based on experience plus years of service.

Excellent Pay and Benefits Current Base hourly rate is $18.65/hour. If you work 2,080 hours per year, this amounts to approximately $38,781.00. Provided benefits include, but are not limited to; health, vision, dental, and life insurance. Paid time off including vacation, personal time, bereavement, and military leave. CERS Hazardous Duty Retirement through the Kentucky Retirement System. After completion of required training, police officers are eligible for $4000 a year in state incentive pay; subject to change.

Applications will be accepted until 11/09/2018 at 4:00pm.
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Applications must be returned to the Bardstown Police Department, in person, by the filing deadline. (212 Plaza Dr, Bardstown, KY 40004)

The City of Bardstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer