239 W Main St, Richmond, KY 40475 1 859 623 1000 Justice, Education, Industry

Minimum Officer Requirements
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  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • No convictions for a felony or domestic violence offense.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • There are no specific height or weight requirements; candidates must pass a physical agility test.
  • Good driving, police, and employment record.
  • Salary: $39,790 ($43,790 upon completion of basic training academy).
  • Lateral Transfers: $47,305 (includes KLEFPF Fund)
    • Minimum 3 years prior experience
  • Paid Time Off: Earn 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, and 1 personal day per year.
  • Sick Leave: Accumulate one day per month to 120 days max.
  • Retirement: Employees join County Employee Retirement System.
  • Insurance Program: The following insurance coverage is provided at little or no cost to employee:
    1. Health insurance
    2. Life insurance
    3. Unemployment insurance
    4. Worker’s compensation
  • Uniforms: All uniform items, including body armor, are provided.
  • Tuition: Assistance Based on the availability of funding, the City of Richmond may reimburse an employee for half the cost of tuition.
  • Fitness: The police and fire department have a fully equipped fitness facility available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Testing Process
  1. Physical agility test (see D.O.C.J.T.)
  2. Written exam (general police aptitude and comprehensive writing skills)
  3. Applicant background interview
  4. Suitability Screener
  5. Oral interview
  6. In-depth background investigation
  7. Polygraph
  8. Drug Screen
  9. Medical physical



The Richmond Police Department will now accept applications for certified officers only. An application can be obtained from Richmond City Hall or you can download an application here.