Recruitment (Now Hiring)
The Kenton County Police Department is a 37 officer agency located in Northern Kentucky just south of Cincinnati, Ohio. We serve a range of communities including rural, suburban and urban.
A Tradition of Excellence
The Kenton County Police Department is currently hiring Lateral Police Officers.
Lateral Police Officer
- Candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years law enforcement experience and be KLEC Certified or have law enforcement training that is transferable under KLEC regulations.
- Lateral transfer candidates must be currently employed in law enforcement, or have left service in good standing in the prior year.
- Candidates selected to enter the lateral eligibility process will be scheduled to complete a mandatory Peace Officer Professional Standards (POPS) physical agility test.
- Upon passing the POPS test, candidates will be interviewed by the merit board and possibly invited to interview with the Command Staff.
Salary & Benefits:
- Base salary of $52,462.43 – $63,587.42 (based on years of service)
- Hybrid merit and step raises pay scale
- KLEC certified officers are eligible for KLEPF funds of $4,000 per year
- Holiday pay (between $2,000 and $2,500), overtime opportunities, yearly Certified First Responder incentive ($1,000) and education incentive($250 associate/$500 bachelor)
- Tuition reimbursement
- Immediate health benefits, plus vision and dental at a low cost premium
- Take home fleet within Kenton, Boone, Campbell, Pendleton and Grant Counties
- Uniforms and equipment provided
- Deferred comp opportunities
- 12 hour shifts with every other weekend off
- State of the art equipment & technology
- Positive relationships & community support
Examples of Duties:
- Patrols unincorporated area of Kenton County or other designated area to enforce local and state criminal laws
- Enforce Kentucky traffic laws and ensure safe roadways
- Answers a wide variety of calls for service, including but not limited to; property crimes, drug violations, traffic collisions, disputes, and any other citizen complaint
- Respond with fire departments and EMS to calls that necessitate police assistance and may have to render CPR or first aid
- Interview complainants, witnesses, victims, and suspects at calls for service to determine the nature of a crime
- Conduct investigations that may require collecting evidence and filing appropriate criminal charges
- Conduct vacation and business checks looking for suspicious activity
- Complete crime and collision reports and testify in court
- Foster and maintain a positive relationship with the community
- Work in cooperation with other local, state, and federal agencies
- Perform other related law enforcement and civic duties that contribute to the effective and efficient operations of the department
Multiple Specialties, Task Forces & Career Opportunities:
The Kenton County Fiscal Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer, currently employing approximately 273 full-time employees and over 50 seasonal and part-time employees throughout the various county departments.