Thank you for your interest in becoming a Bardstown Police Officer. The Bardstown Police Department is currently accepting applications for certified police officers. You can find our application here. For listings and information about open positions, please click here.



Who can be a Bardstown Police Officer? 

A Citizen of the United States

  Who Is 21 Years Old

  That Has A High School Diploma

  Possess A Valid Kentucky Operators License

  College Is Not Required But Is Preferred

  Military Preference Is Given

  Must Pass Several Interviews And Test To Include:

  Physical Agility Tests (POPS Standards)

  Psychological Evaluation

  Polygraph Examination

  In-Depth Background Investigation

  Credit Check

  Drug Screen

  Criminal History Background


The process for the Bardstown Police Department for a new applicant is as follows:

  1.Submit an application to the City of Bardstown (When accepting applications).

  2.The Chief's interview.

  3.Physical agility test- Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS).

  4.Psychological test / Interview.

  5.Agency background investigation to include:

    Military background

    Criminal history background for any criminal offenses

     Credit report

    Education / Special training

    Employment history

    Reference checks

    Over all, in-depth investigation of an applicants character and background.

  6.Drug screening.

  7.Mayor's interview.

  8.Any follow up interview(s).

  9.Selection of candidate.

 10.Conditional job offer.

 11.Successfully complete a 20 week academy at The Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond Ky.

 12. After completing the 20 week academy, you must complete a 16 week field training evaluation with a Police Training Officer.



                              Police Officers Professional Standards (POPS) Physical Agility Test.


POPS consists of the following battery of test:

                         1 bench press repetition ( percent of body weight - conversion)

                                                  Sit up repetitions with a 1 minute time limit.

                                                  300 meter run in 65 seconds

                                                  Push up repetitions with a 2 minute time limit.

                                                  1.5 mile run in 16.15 minutes.


                           For more information click on this link. Physical Fitness Testing Information