Hiring Full Time Police Officer - Lateral Transfer

Posted on May 27, 2020

The City of Fort Wright is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, and experienced individual for the position of full-time Police Officer. This position will be responsible for the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances and will report directly to the Chief of Police and/or his designee.

The successful candidate must be a certified Kentucky Peace Officer in accordance with KRS 15.382, the Peace Officers Professional Standards Act (POPS), or if a Peace Officer in a different state capable of obtaining POPS Certification in Kentucky without attending DOCJT Basic Training.

Salary Range (DOQ) is $48,498.59 to $65,225.21, plus occasional over-time, special details, and a $4,000 state hazardous duty incentive. Excellent benefit package provided, which currently includes the following:

Employer provided Medical w HSA, Dental, and Vision Package or Health Insurance Waiver Incentive

  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Uniforms, Body Armor & All Other Equipment Provided.
  • On-site Fitness Facility
  • Longevity Pay
  • Take Home Fleet Vehicle
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
  • 10 Hour Shift with set off days
  • Low 1.15% Payroll Tax Rate
  • Social Security Tax Exempt
  • KY CERS Hazardous Duty Retirement

Retired Officers eligible for re-employment in accordance with KRS 95.022 are encouraged and eligible to apply. Additional wages and benefits may apply for those hired on a contract in accordance with KRS 95.022.

Download the Fort Wright Police Department application and submit it along with your resume to: 

COFW Police Department
Attn: Chief Butler
409 Kyles Lane
Fort Wright, KY 41011

or via email to [email protected]

Application deadline is no later than 5:00 PM, Wednesday, June 12th, 2020.

Equal Opportunity Employer