"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

Michael Fleming, Chief of Police

After more than two decades of service as a Nicholasville Police Officer, it is my distinct pleasure and honor to guide this agency as your new Chief of Police.

 I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of Chief Barry Waldrop and Chief Todd Justice.  They are to be credited with our organization’s statewide reputation as a model for other Law Enforcement agencies to follow, which includes a fulfilling and progressive work environment for our officers.

We are uncompromisingly committed to aiding everyone in our community with respect, fairness, and compassion.

I am incredibly proud of our officers and civilian personnel.  The members of our agency are a credit to the profession, this department, and the City of Nicholasville.

We are committed to a standard of service that enables officers’ ability to stay focused, build relationships with residents, carry out tasks, and remain committed to serving and protecting all. 

I remain encouraged by each officer’s initiative to not only pursue “routine police work”, but to integrate themselves into the community and invest in people.  I am delighted when seeing our officers get out and play basketball with neighborhood kids or help change a tire on the side of the road for a stranded motorist.  It is apparent that they adhere to the tenants of community-oriented policing and hold decency and courtesy as core values. 

My plan for my tenure as your Chief is to continue to foster the growth of Community Programs, including the previously established Copsicle Program, Citizens Police Academy, as well as the School Resource Officers and DARE. 

We will continue to pursue new and innovative ways to connect with the people in our community, to humanize our officers so they can better relate to those they serve, and to strengthen our relationships and partnerships with other public and private agencies devoted to making Nicholasville a desirable place to live and work.

As your Chief of Police, I will always be available to listen to the needs of our community and will ensure that our department maintains the highest standards of professional service.

I also invite you to stay connected with us by following us on Facebook.

Thank you,

Michael Fleming
Chief of Police

News Feed


Officer Burke Rhoads Memorial 5.74k

03/03/2024 – 2pm


Beware of scams. If you ever get a call or social media message asking for you to send money in the form of crypto or gift cards, it is a scam. Don’t let yourself fall victim. Call law enforcement and ask advice before sending money for any reason other than your known debts.The scammers are at it again. They are calling residents in our community claiming to be from the sheriff's office. They then ask the victim to drive to a location where they are to electronically transfer funds to the scammer. They have been asking for Crypto Currency as well as Bit Coin to be transferred to their account, if you do this it will keep you from going to jail. They are telling people that they missed a court date, to not call the sheriff's office to confirm anything, that by calling you jeopardize their ability to keep you from going to jail.Please know, we will never call you and ask for money in return for not going to jail. That is not how it works, when you miss court and the judge issued a warrant we are bound by law to come and get you. If you have any question at all as to the legitimacy of the call, please hang up and call your local law enforcement agency or the sheriff's office. We are working to see if we can obtain any information as to where the calls are coming from. ... See MoreSee Less
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Last Thursday, our Citizens Police Academy heard from our Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU).They participated in practical exercises, including crime scene processing and evidence collection.Special thanks to Ricky of Big City Pizza for providing dinner. ... See MoreSee Less
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