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The Owensboro Police Department now accepts applications on a year round basis for the position of Police Officer-Lateral.  Your application will be retained until there is an anticipated vacancy for the position of Police Officer,  at which time your application will be forwarded to the Chief of Police for consideration. If you are not selected for employment after your application is considered by the Chief, you must resubmit a new application before being considered for future anticipated vacancies. 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.
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LATERAL TRANSFER POLICE OFFICER

(From Kentucky)

 To be considered for a lateral transfer, applicant must:

  • Currently be a full-time peace officer and have 3 years full time law enforcement experience.
  • 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

 

Mail a completed Job Application (pdf)  for this position to:

 

Owensboro Police Department
222 E. 9th Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
Attn:  Officer Michael Hathaway 
 

If you have any problems, please call (270) 687-8867. Please write “City of Owensboro Job Application enclosed” on the envelope.   **The City of Owensboro will accept applications for Reserve (Part time)  and Lateral Transfer Police Officer position any time during the year. However, this does not mean that we currently have a vacancy. The City is under no obligation to hire if we do have a vacancy, or to process applicants. NOTE: In the event of a full time vacancy, the Chief may consider and select a currently employed reserve officer to fill the vacant full time police officer position. 
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LATERAL TRANSFER POLICE OFFICER

(From Outside of Kentucky)

You must first be approved through the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC) before being considered for the Owensboro Police Department. 

 

  • Currently be a full-time peace officer and have 3 years full time law enforcement experience.

 

  • You will need to send your Basic Training Transcript which needs to include the amount of hours (along with a Certificate of Completion) to KLEC.

 

Click here to view the KLEC website, and obtain information on how to contact them.

 

Mail a completed Job Application (pdf) for this position to:

 Owensboro Police Department
222 E. 9th Street
Owensboro,KY. 42303
Attn: Officer Michael Hathaway    

  

If you have any problems, please call (270) 687-8867. Please write “City of Owensboro Job Application enclosed” on the envelope.  **The City of Owensboro will accept applications for Reserve(Part Time) and Lateral Transfer Police Officer positions any time during the year. However, this does not mean that we currently have a vacancy. The City is under no oblligation to hire if we do have a vacancy, or to process applicants. NOTE: In the event of a full time vacancy, the Chief may consider and select a currently employed reserve officer to fill the vacant full time Police Offier position.

 

 

 Reserve Police Officer 

To be considered for a reserve (part time) police office position,

  • All POPS and other police requirements must be met as would be for a full time police officer.
  • Post-offer, pre-employment requirements will be the same as when hiring lateral transfer candidates.
  • Typically, retired Owensboro Police Department officers are considered for these positions. However, the Chief may consider offering such position(s) to any other POPS certified officers from other employers, following the same pre-employment, and post-offer requirements used for the hiring of lateral transfer police officers.

 

 

Mail a completed Job Application (pdf)  for this position to:

 

Owensboro Police Department
222 E. 9th St
Owensboro, KY 42303
Attn:  Officer Michael Hathaway 
 

If you have any problems, please call (270) 687-8867. Please write “City of Owensboro Job Application enclosed” on the envelope. **The City of Owensboro will accept applications for Reserve (Part time)  and Lateral Transfer Police Officer position any time during the year. However, this does not mean that we currently have a vacancy. The City is under no obligation to hire if we do have a vacancy, or to process applicants. NOTE: In the event of a full time vacancy, the Chief may consider and select a currently employed reserve officer to fill the vacant full time police officer position.