BECOMING AN OFFICER

The Erlanger Police Department is always accepting applications. When an opening occurs, those people who have submitted applications are notified of the dates and times of the testing.

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Qualified applicants must be 21 years old and have a High School Diploma or its equivalency and a valid driver's license. Applicants must pass the following criteria to be hired by the Erlanger Police Department:

  • Written Test
  • Physical Agility
  • Oral Interview
  • Psychological Test
  • Medical Test (including a Drug Screen)
  • Polygraph
  • Background

The new recruit then attends the Department of Criminal Justice Training Police Academy in Richmond, KY for 23 weeks. Upon successful completion, the officer then is assigned to a Field Training Officer for a minimum of 17 weeks. This also includes an orientation period prior to field work where the recruit becomes familiar with the local government, ordinances, and policies.