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Job Openings

The Kenton County Police Department is currently accepting applications to create a New Hire Eligibility List. Applications and resumes must be returned by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018.

Qualified applicants will receive a confirmation email inviting them to participate in the testing process.  The written exam and physical fitness test will both take place on Saturday, June 9,2018 at Scott High School.  No applicant will be permitted to take the physical fitness test without first receiving a passing score on the written exam. 

Apply here.


The Kenton County Police Department recruits men and women of high integrity to carry out our mission to provide top-notch public safety services to the citizens of Kenton County. We offer the exciting opportunity to patrol a large area encompassing urban, suburban, and rural communities, each with their own unique needs. 


As a mid-sized police department, the Kenton County Police Department offers several opportunities for specialization and advancement. Specialized assignments within the department include criminal investigations, drug task forces, K9, field training, honor guard, accident reconstruction, crime scene processing, and internet crimes investigation.

Supervisory and management roles within the department include four patrol sergeants, one investigations sergeant, two captains, an assistant chief and a chief.


See Requirements sheet.

Salary and Benefits

The starting salary for officers employed by the Kenton County Police Department is $44,980.42. Upon graduation from the police academy, officers become eligible for KLEPF funds of $4,000.00 per year. The Kenton County Police Department also offers annual incentives for officers trained as medical first responders ($1,000 per year), and for educational achievements ($500 per year for officers who have earned a bachelor’s degree, and $250 per year for officers who have received an associate’s degree).

In addition to a competitive starting salary, Kenton County provides generous benefits to employees. New employees accrue 8 hours of vacation per month, and 8 hours of sick time per month (with certain limits). The county offers very competitive health benefits including an on-site doctor’s office. Employees may also be eligible for tuition reimbursement, a take-home vehicle, paid holidays, participation in a FLEX spending program, and state retirement benefits.