Police Lateral

Shelbyville Police Department | Shelbyville, KY

Date Posted: 11/20/2023 4:31:24 PM


The Shelbyville Police Department is accepting applications for a full-time police lateral.

General Duties: This position serves under the Police Sergeant and routinely works a forty-hour work 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 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 public.

Salary: Compensated through a pay scale, based upon years of service. An officer with 10 years of experience or more can be brought in at the “in year 10” mark on our pay scale with annual pay at $59,191, which includes KLEFPF funds. This does not include any overtime which is paid at 1.5x the hourly rate. Officers can also expect a yearly pay increase on their anniversary date. Excellent benefit package.

Other: The department has a take home fleet with in-county, off duty usage and out-of-county usage to an officer’s residence up to 35 miles from the station. E. O. E. / A. D. A.

Salary Information: see above
Application Deadline: 11/30/2023

Application packets can be obtained at City Hall (315 Washington St., Shelbyville, KY) or downloaded on our website at www.shelbyvillekentucky.com. Applications and any additional documentation must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30 in order to be considered. No late applications will be accepted without approval from the office of the Chief of Police, and only in extreme circumstances. Resumes will not substitute for a complete, signed application. Call (502) 633-2326 for questions.

Bruce Gentry
Chief of Police
303 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Phone: 502-633-2326
E-mail: bgentry@shelbyvillekypd.com