Eligibility for out-of-state reciprocity is determined by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC), typically by having completed a police academy which certified you to be a peace officer in that state AND having at least one year of FULL TIME, PAID experience as a police officer in that state.
KLEC determines ultimate eligibility for out-of-state reciprocity on a case-by-case basis through review of a candidate's basic training information and confirmation that it meets or exceeds Kentucky standards at the time the basic course/academy was completed.
Per KLEC guidelines, if the police academy was completed after December 1, 1998, the applicant must meet all 17 Peace Officer Professional Standards including successful completion of the physical agility test.
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KLEC reciprocity information
If you are interested in becoming a police officer in Kentucky, you must first be hired by a police agency. Once hired, the police academy is a 20 week program held at the Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) which is located in Richmond, KY. DOCJT's training curriculum is overseen by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC), it is continuously updated to meet Kentucky Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS) as mandated by state statutes.
Applicants may not:
Like most departments, we seek experienced lateral entry candidates. However, we do send recruits through the police academy periodically and encourage highly qualified candidates to apply.
University Police offers a great work life balance appealing to anyone looking to serve the University community - even those who might not have considered a career in law enforcement.
Are you a veteran police officer looking for a change of pace in a great community? Maybe you're an established professional looking to transition into a career where you can play a role in the education of students? Or perhaps you're just beginning a career and are interested in protecting, serving, and educating.
Northern Kentucky University offers a tuition waiver program to employees to promote the professional and personal development of its faculty and staff and assist employees' families in obtaining education and training.
Employees are eligible to utilize tuition waiver for undergraduate, graduate or law classes after successful completion of probationary period. Spouses and/or dependants are eligible to utilize tuition waiver for undergraduate classes at NKU only.
Full time staff members are eligible for six (6) credit hours per semester/entire summer session for the employee as well as the employee's spouse and dependants.
Northern Kentucky University offers employees comprehensive benefits including health coverage, dental coverage, vision coverage, life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, and retirement plans. Also available is the Employee Assistance Program and employee discounts programs through many tri-state businesses.
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