"We, the members of the Nicholasville Police Department, "

exist to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness, and compassion.

About joining us

The application process takes several months and includes:

  • Application  (Police Officer Application)
  • Written exam
  • Physical fitness test
  • Oral board interviews
  • Suitability screening (Psychological)
  • Thorough background check
  • Polygraph
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Drug Screen

This website outlines each step of the process, and applicants are also encouraged to speak directly with a member of our agency about specific questions or scheduling a ride-along with a current officer. Thank you for your interest in joining the Nicholasville Police Department and good luck!

For additional information, contact the Nicholasville Police Department at 859-885-9467 or email police@nicholasville.org.

Benefits Package:

Competitive Salary, employee full medical/dental insurance, Kentucky Hazardous Retirement System Participant, 3 weeks vacation annually, paid holidays, sick days, and use of home fleet.

Message from the Chief

Todd Justice, Chief of Police

It is an honor and privilege to serve both the city of Nicholasville and our department personnel as Chief of Police. I have committed my entire career to the citizens of Nicholasville, serving them with dignity and integrity. My vision is to adhere to the mission statement of this agency which reads in part, “serve all people with respect, fairness, and compassion. We are committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property. With community service as our foundation, we are driven by goals to enhance the quality of life. The Nicholasville Police Department is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its members through effective training and leadership.”

The Nicholasville Police Department is committed to continue building relationships with the community that we serve. We will provide the highest level of service to keep our citizens safe and build public trust. Community policing is very important to me and we will foster the relationships that we have developed over the years with our community partners.

Lastly, I am excited about the future of the Nicholasville Police Department. We are dedicated to our promise to keep Nicholasville safe while maintaining the trust of our citizens.

Thank you,

Todd Justice
Chief of Police

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