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.