INTEGRITY              SERVICE                      COURAGE

 Interested in a Career

The Pikeville Police Department offers you an opportunity to work in one of the most progressive and growing cities in the region.  The opportunity to work for an accredited law enforcement agency with well-trained police professionals.  The Department offers excellent pay, C.E.R.S. retirement, vacation & sick leave, health insurance, and uniform allowance.


 Persons interested in employment with the Department must meet the Peace Officer’s Professional Standards as mandated by Kentucky Statute to be a certified Peace Officer.  At a minimum a person would meet the following:

1. Citizen of the United States 

2. 21 years of age

3. High School diploma or G.E.D. ( College education Preferred)

4. Possess a valid vehicle operator’s License

5.  No felony convictions

6.  Not prohibited from possessing a firearm by State or Federal law

7. Honorable discharge if prior military service

8. Never having Peace Officer Certification revoked

9.  Background Investigation:

      to include fingerprints, interviews, social & work history

10. Medical Examination

11. Suitability Screener

12. Pass physical agility test

13.  Pass drug screen

14.  Pass polygraph examination


Hiring Process 



1. Application

2. Written Exam

3. Physical Agility Test

4. Interview Board

5. Suitability Screener

6. Drug Screen

7. Background Investigation

8. Polygraph Examination

9. Interview with Chief

10. Chief’s recommendation to hire

11.  City Commission’s decision of employment

12. Probationary Employment

13. Basic Officer’s Academy (22 weeks)

14. Complete Police Training Program (15 weeks)

15. Solo Beat Patrol-Probationary for 1 year




Applications are taken online at the pikevilleky.gov when a position is available.  Positions are posted under the Job Opportunities tab on the home page.  Applications can also be submitted in person at Pikeville City Hall, Human Resources Department.


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