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Somerset Police Department

400 E. Mt. Vernon Street 42501

P O Box 1017 42502

Somerset, KY

Phone 606-678-5178

Fax 606-678-9239




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Application may be completed on computer but must be printed, signed and dropped off or mailed to us. **NO FAXED OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED **

We cannot accept electronic applications as we must have a paper copy that is signed by the applicant.



Each applicant must successfully complete the following:

*Written Examination

*Physical Agility Test

*Oral Board Evaluation

*Psychological Evaluation

*Medical Examination

*Complete Background Investigation

*Final Selection

Physical Requirements:

*At least 21 years of age

*Eyesight 20/70 in both eyes correctable to 20/20

*Hearing normal, or corrected to or near normal

*Free from speech defect

*Physically capable of handling combative situations

Education Requirements:

*Graduate from an Accredited High School or completion of the G.E.D.

*Two years of college (60 semester hours) preferred or work experience in a related field

Residential Requirements:

*Citizen of the United States

*Resident of the State of Kentucky after employment


*Stable employment record

*Good credit rating

*Good driving record

*Kentucky Drivers License required

*No criminal convictions or pending charges

*Addiction to or use of drugs, or excessive use of alcohol will disqualify

*An honorable discharge if a veteran of the Armed Services

*Professional demeanor requiring high moral standards

Training Requirements:

*Successfully complete a 18-week (720 hours) Training at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, KY.

*Complete 14 weeks (560 hours) of strenuous Field Training after attending the Department of Criminal Justice Training, and passing all written and practical examinations

*Departmental Training (i.e.)

1. Firearms

2. C.P.R.

3. First Aid

*Successfully complete one year probationary period for new Recruits *20 year Kentucky Hazardous Duty Retirement


*25 year Kentucky Hazardous Duty Retirement

*3 weeks paid vacation

*Home fleet vehicle

*Medical Insurance paid for the employee by the City of Somerset

*Dental Plan

*Prescription Card

*Educational and training incentives

*Annual clothing allowance

*Court and overtime pay

* Holiday pay

*Shift differential pay

*Life insurance

*Kentucky Deferred Compensation Program after 6 months of employment




We, the members of the Somerset Police Department, believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We are committed to providing high quality community oriented police services with sensitivity, protecting constitutional rights, problem solving, teamwork, continuous improvement, openness, planning for the future, and providing leadership to the police profession. We are proud of our work force which permits us to grow, and which respects each of us as individuals, and we strive for a healthy workplace.


At the present time the Somerset Police Department is involved in many community oriented policing efforts. Some examples are Citizen's Police Academy (of which we graduated our first class of 34 citizens in April, 1997), Police Substation. We also do seminars for our local businesses which deal with bad checks, credit card fraud, counterfeit monies, armed robberies and business security checks, which has been very successful. We have a school resource officer serving the Somerset School System. We have one of the oldest Explorer Posts in the state which is very active in our community. We also conduct bicycle rodeos, child identification programs held at businesses, and give talks to the various church groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc. Last but not least, we must not forget our senior citizens who are very active in our community. We have other groups such as the Widow-to-Widow support group, and visit the Somerset Senior Citizens center regularly, where they can talk about anything that is on their mind.


If anyone has any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at 606-678-5176, or by writing to:

Somerset Police Department

400 East Mt. Vernon Street

P.O. Box 1017

Somerset, Kentucky 42502-1017

or by e-mail at Somerset Police Department.



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