At this time 4 years, but we are looking to reduce that to 3 years, pending approval by the Police Merit Board.
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This link will take you directly to the LMG website which posts our applications: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisvilleky?department=Metro%20Police&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&page=1
The link to Police Lateral and Police Recruit applications will be posted on our LMPD website (www.louisville-police.org) when it becomes available. Applications will be open from February 16th until April 3rd for lateral officers.
May 30, 2022
Four weeks for in-state laterals, 7 weeks for out-of-state laterals, both to run concurrently. Out-of-state laterals will stay in the classroom for an additional 3 weeks.
As soon as you get assigned to your patrol division
Pay and vacation accrual will be determined by the sworn experience of the applicant. This compensation will be capped at 10 years. If you have more than 10 years sworn experience, you will be paid as a 10-year ($75,552/annually and 9.31 hours vacation per paycheck).
All laterals will be eligible for a $8,000 hiring incentive, paid over 2 years ($4,000 upon hire, $2,000 upon completion of year 1 and $2,000 upon completion of year 2). Any laterals that have to relocate more than 75 miles from current residence to Jefferson County line boundaries will be paid a $3,000 relocation incentive.
Our current health insurance offers 3 different plans - one of which will incur ZERO paycheck deductions, an HRA card from $1,000 (single plan) to $1,400 (family plan) and a wellness center that will cost $5 per visit and provide medication for free if they have it on site. LMPD just began (July 1, 2021) to offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave for new childbirth for both our male and female officers. We also offer bereavement leave, unlimited sick leave, FMLA leave, just to name a few of our incentives.
Curriculum will be structured more like an In-Service/Professional Development training versus a Basic Academy training. There will be no PAT or POPS Physical Agility Test required for in-state applicants.
Applicants will have a preference, but division assignments will ultimately be decided by the Chief of Police and needs of the department. All laterals will work 12 hour shifts on patrol to start.
After 3 years sworn with LMPD, same as new officers currently.
Yes, for 1 year
All lateral applicants will be required to take a polygraph and medical exam. If a prior suitability/psychological exam can be provided by a previous agency, it will be accepted. New psychological will be required if one can't be provided from your previous agency. All applicants will be required to agree to background investigation and criminal history check. Civil Service written and oral exams are not required for lateral applicants.