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Peace Officer Professional Standards and Court Security Officer Standards

  • Is a citizen of the United States;

  • Is at least 21 years of age;

  • Is a high school graduate or has successfully completed a General Education Development (G.E.D.) examination;

  • Possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle;

  • Has been fingerprinted for a criminal background check;

  • Has not been convicted of a felony;

  • Is not prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm;

  • Has been interviewed;

  • Has undergone a background investigation;

  • Has taken a polygraph examination;

  • Has taken a suitability screener;

  • Has passed a drug screening test;

  • Discharged under honorable conditions, if having served in the armed services;

  • Has received and read the Kentucky law Enforcement Officer’s Code of Ethics;

              Peace Officer Applicants only must also meet the remaining mandatory standards:

  • Has passed a medical examination;

  • Has passed a physical ability test;

  • Has not had certification as a peace officer revoked in another state.

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