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Police Officer Job - Bowling Green Police Dept - Bowling Green, Kentucky

August 25, 2014

Bowling Green Police Dept

Position Title: Police Officer
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 9/19/2014
Job Description

City of Bowling Green, KY is accepting applications for Police Officer until 1600 (central) on 09/19/14. BGPD serves a population of just over 60,000 residents (night time) and many visitors with 113 sworn officers. BGPD uses the strategy of the generalist patrol officer requiring officers to perform a variety of law enforcement duties. Bowling Green is located in South Central Kentucky approximately an hour's drive on I-65 from Nashville.

New officers (not certified) must complete the 18 week basic academy at the KY Department of Criminal Justice Training Center in Richmond, KY. Two weeks of pre-academy training and two weeks of post-academy training are completed by the BGPD Training Staff prior to the new officer completing the Police Training Officer (PTO) Program. New officers are paid during the academy/training however after certification receive $3,100 per year state supplemental pay for certification. This pay is divided by 12 and paid in a separate check each month.

Applications and additional information at:

Additional Information

BGPD furnishes new officers with all necessary equipment, weapons, and uniforms.

BGPD utilizes the "Home Fleet" cruiser program, with certain restrictions, for officers once their training is completed.


Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education HS
  • Experience None Required
  • Additional Requirement :

    US Citizens only, valid driver's license, acceptable driving record and background, no visible tattoo policy while in uniform (may wear long sleeves year round), and males between 18 and 26 years of age must be registered with Selective Service.

    For additional requirements:

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $37,530   annual
    Academy Graduate: $40,630   annual

    Contact Information

    John Stewart
    Bowling Green Police Dept
    911 Kentucky Street
    Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
    ph: (270)393-2473