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Police Officer (Lateral Transfers)

This is a Full-Time position, working First Shift, Second Shift, Third Shift, and Weekends.

Overview

The Owensboro Police Department now accepts applications on a year round basis for the position of  Police Officer Lateral Transfer.  However,  we will only review the application during an active hiring process for the position. If we are not actively hiring for the position of  Police Officer Lateral Transfer at the time of application, it will be retained until the next hiring cycle. If you are not selected for employment during a hiring cycle, you must resubmit a new application before being eligible for the next hiring process. It is your responsibility to confirm our receipt of your application by calling Ofc. Michael Hathaway at 270-687-8867, or Jo Hall at 270-687-8878.

 

Please, only Current Full Time Police Officers Meeting Specified Requirements Apply. 

 

 

INTERESTED LATERAL TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY. The City of Owensboro will accept applications for lateral transfer Police Officer positions any time during the year. However, this does not mean that we currently have a vacancy. Also, the City is under no obligation to hire if we have a current vacancy, or to process applicants. PLEASE READ BELOW INFORMATION BEFORE APPLYING TO ENSURE YOU MEET OUR REQUIREMENTS.

Pay dependent upon years experience in law enforcement.

INTERESTED LATERAL TRANSFER APPLICANTS ONLY.

To be considered for a lateral transfer, applicant must currently be a full-time peace officer, be POPS certified and such certification must be portable, or POPS certifiable and such certification must be obtained without having to attend the DOCJT Basic Training Academy, and have 3 years full time law enforcement experience. Such persons are not required to participate in the competitive testing process. If considered, and/or if offered a position, prior to hire lateral transfers shall satisfactorily complete the following, but not limited to:

 

  • Comprehensive background checks, including references from current and past employers;
  • Oral interview;
  • Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen, physical exam, psychological evaluation (possible), and any other necessary medical evaluations/screenings must be satisfactorily completed.

EXCELLENT PAY AND BENEFITS. LATERAL TRANSFERS may be brought in at a higher pay level than entry-level officers, depending on years of law enforcement experience (affects pay only, not service years as they apply toward retirement, etc.) In addition to base pay, may be eligible for state incentive pay through State of Kentucky.

 

TO APPLY:     In your job application, indicate "Lateral Police Officer" as the position for which you are applying.  To ensure   your   application   will   be   considered,  it  must  be  received  no later  than  the deadline stated above, if applicable.  Visit www.owensboro.org to apply.  Click “Job Openings”; then click on the position(s) of interest; follow directions on how to apply (i.e., in upper right hand corner, click "Download Application" to download and complete application electronically; Save; Then, click "Submit Application" and complete required information; Submit).    If you experience difficulty, you may also email your job application directly to HATHAWAYMJ@owensboro.org  AND halljd@owensboro.org .   Applications can also be obtained by calling (270) 687-8878, (270) 687-8867, or Toll-free: (888) 616-8540.  TDD/Voice (270) 687-4459.   Mail paper applications  to  Officer Michael Hathaway, City of Owensboro Police Dept., 222 E. 9th St., Owensboro, KY 42303.    To confirm receipt of your application by the deadline, you may call (270) 687-8878 or (270) 687-8867 prior to the deadline.  Resume alone is insufficient.

 

To submit additional information with your application:  To submit attachments with your job application electronically, you will have to submit a separate email as our current system will only accept the electronic job application designed for our system.   Email your attachments separately, preferrably in .pdf format, directly to HATHAWAYMJ@owensboro.org AND halljd@owensboro.org  .      Otherwise, you may mail your job application with attachments to:  Officer Michael Hathaway, City of Owensboro Police Department, 222 E. 9th St., Owensboro, KY 42303.  

 

The City of Owensboro is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

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