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The Erlanger Police Department tests periodically to create an eligibility list to use for future hirings. The testing process begins with the physical agility portion in the morning followed by the written exam in the afternoon for those who pass the physical agility. Candidates who pass both the physical agility and written exam are instructed on the next steps at the end of the day.

Kentucky Law Enforcement Council sets the minimum requirements in the state of Kentucky for anyone hoping to become a certified peace officer. In addition to the requirements, new recruits must also attend and pass a training course at one of the three police academies in the state. In order to attend an academy, a recruit must first be hired by the Kentucky State Police, a county sheriff’s office, or a local police department. The minimum requirements set by KLEC include:

  • A minimum age of 21
  • US citizenship
  • High school diploma or GED
  • A valid driver’s license
  • A background check and fingerprints on file
  • A clean felony record
  • An oral interview
  • A polygraph examination
  • A drug screening
  • Honorable discharge from any military service
  • A medical and physical fitness test

Click HERE for a copy of the City of Erlanger Application which will need to be printed, completed and submitted.

The physical agility consist of the following:

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How Will You Score on the Test?

The above chart is used to determine the points earned for each event. In order to meet the state standard, an overall minimum of 50 points must be achieved. Failure to meet the overall minimum requirement constitutes a failure for the test battery. Opportunities to retest are granted at the sole discretion of the hiring agency.

The written exam will consist of sixty-five (65) multiple choice questions. 46 correct answers are needed to pass. A fee of $15 will be charged for the written exam at the time of the exam. Exact cash only will be accepted.