Lateral Police Officer

Shelbyville Police Department/City of Shelbyville | Shelbyville, KY

Date Posted: 3/8/2019 6:26:52 AM


General Duties: This position serves under the Police Sergeant. Routinely works either 10-hour shifts for four (4) or (5) five days a week, or 8-hour shifts for six (6) days a week. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: enforcing federal, state, and local laws, administrative regulations and ordinances; patrolling on foot or in a cruiser to preserve the law and to prevent and discover the commission of crime; securing crime scenes and aiding in investigations; preparing reports and giving testimony in court; enforcing parking regulations; receiving complaints and responding to requests for police assistance; providing traffic control; cooperating with other agencies in emergency situations; and attending mandatory continuing education programs. Education and Experience Qualifications: Must be twenty-one (21) years of age at date of hire and possess a High School Diploma or equivalent. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Must possess P.O.P.S. certification and have at least one (1) year of experience. Additional Training Requirements: Must complete basic training during the first year of employment, and must complete all annual training requirements. Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern law enforcement. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances relating to police activities. Knowledge of the geography of the city, including interior plans of major buildings. Skill in the use of firearms. Analytical abilities. Ability to prepare and maintain required reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officers and employees, other police departments/agencies, and the general public. Salary: Compensated through a pay scale that starts at $38,397 annually, and can extend to $51,205 for experience totaling up to ten (10) years. Paid an additional $4,000 annually through the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund (KLEFPF) incentive program. Excellent benefit package.

Salary Information: (see Description/Requirements)
Application Deadline: 03/27/2019

Application packets can be obtained at City Hall (315 Washington St., Shelbyville, KY) or downloaded on our website at Applications and any additional documentation must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 in order to be considered. Resumes will not substitute for a complete, signed application. Call (502) 633-2326 for questions.

Candice Selph
Human Resources Director
315 Washington St
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Phone: 502-633-8000
Fax: 502-633-4292