Become an Officer
In light of the current health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Police Recruit Written Test has been POSTPONED. Candidates will be updated via email as information is available.
Requirements for application:
- At least 21 years of age
- No felony convictions
- U.S. citizen
- High school diploma or equivalent
The application and selection processes include many steps designed to fully examine the applicant's abilities and interest in law enforcement. The following information is provided so that you may know exactly what is expected of an applicant.
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The Louisville Metro Police Department is currently not taking applications for lateral transfers. The financial benefits of being a former police officer, however, may apply to your salary upon graduation from the Louisville Metro Police Recruit Academy. Contact our Recruitment and Selection Unit at (502) 574-7864 for more information.
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