Lateral Officer & New Police Officer

Dayton KY Police Department | Dayton, KY

Date Posted: 2/22/2023 1:36:17 PM



This is a skilled and responsible position involving the protection of the life and property through the enforcement of city ordinances and federal, state, and local laws. An individual in this class is responsible for maintaining law and order, protecting life and property and for performing other police related activities, including patrol, investigation, and crime prevention. This position receives moderate supervision from the Police Chief, Police Lieutenant and/or Sergeant.


Physically apprehend criminals using mechanical or non-mechanical means; safely care for and use necessary law enforcement equipment in the performance of duties to include: firearms, radar, breathalyzer, pepper spray and crime scene investigation kits; work during inclement weather and at varied hours of the day; communicate accurately with other officers, city employees, officials, government agencies, the media and the general public regarding accidents, crimes and law and ordinances to accidents, crimes, and emergency response situations.


Must function as a current POPS Certified Police Officer for the City of Dayton and maintain the physical conditioning necessary to safely mitigate imminent danger or peril related to hazardous law enforcement job duties. Patrol city either on foot, in cruiser, or on motorcycle/bicycle (as directed by superiors) often during inclement weather and during varied hours of the day; enforces federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; responds to emergency calls and takes proper action; safely care for and use firearms in the performance of law enforcement duties; prevents, discovers and issues citations for traffic violations; testifies in court when necessary; serves legal documents for the court; controls traffic at school crossings, accidents, fires and parades; secures the scene of crimes and accidents, conducting preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, interviews witnesses; conducts building security checks; reports defective street lights and traffic signals, street hazards, code violations and other safety problems; assists in emergency situations, including administering first-aid; completes and submits reports detailing the facts of crimes, accidents, emergency response situations, and other situations or occurrences responded to during shift of duty; provides security and funeral escorts when needed; operates detection equipment such as breathalyzer and radar as part of enforcement duties; serves as a representative of the police department in connection with school and community public educations programs. Reports, violations of the zoning ordinance and city code to a civil citation officer in accordance to the citizen complaint and inquiry system. Must (when required) operate an emergency vehicle under conditions which exposes the employee to greater risk of accident and injury.


Graduation from high school or the equivalency, supplemented by some experience in the field of professional law enforcement. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other officers, city employees, officials, the media, government agencies, and the general public; knowledge of the geography of the jurisdiction; considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; ability to analyze situations and act quickly and efficiently; basic knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures with the ability to apply knowledge or proper procedures to specific situation; basic knowledge of proper procedures regarding the collection of evidence; basic knowledge of how to use departmental equipment including the safe care and use of firearms, radar, breathalyzer, pepper spray and crime investigation kits; intermediate knowledge of first-aid; ability to operate a motor vehicle at high speed, inclement weather and other dangerous situations; ability to communicate effectively to include the accurate preparation of reports.

Hazardous Duty Pension Considerations  This position meets the qualifications for Hazardous Duty Pension Classification under KRS 61.592 (1) (b) in the following manner:

  • This position meets the definition of Police Officer found in KRS 61.315(1)
  • This position is required to have Peace Officer Professional Standards and Certification.
  • This position is required to carry a firearm.
  • This position faces a high degree of danger or peril through the use of force needed to make an arrest or by threats made against the authority the badge represents
  • This position is exposed to infectious diseases or blood borne pathogens as a result of working in close physical contact with the general public.
  • This position requires a high degree of physical conditioning in order to make an arrest, apprehend suspects, and deal with the physical and mental stress associated with the duties of this position.


Possession of, or the ability to obtain a valid vehicle operator’s license; must have completed or be eligible to complete the basic training course at the Department of Criminal Justice Training. This is to include forty (40) hours of annual training as well as subsequent training as mandated by DOCJT. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS – An individual in this class must meet the requirements of all applicable Kentucky Revised Statues, and local ordinances, with regards to a person in this classification.

Salary Information: $43,000 - $67,350
Application Deadline: 03/22/2023

Apply online at our city's website, Under the Government tab click on Permits and Form to find our application. You can also apply by mailing in your application to our department at 514 6th Avenue, Dayton, KY 41074, or you can drop it off at our agency. We have also posted the job on

Cassie Bartel
Police Clerk
514 6th Avenue
Dayton, KY 41074

Phone: 8592611471
Fax: 859-261-0626