The Background Investigation Unit is part of the Police Department's Bureau of Investigation. This unit conducts a variety of background investigations for the Urban County Government. Investigations include all Police Department applicants and volunteers, E-911 employees, taxi drivers, constables, parking enforcement personnel, city citation officers and alarm companies. On average the unit conducts approximately 500 background investigations per year.
Contact Background Investigations
Phone: (859) 258-3791
Fax: (859) 425-2524
Please note: The Lexington Police Department does not provide background record checks to members of the general public. Contact the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort, Ky. either by mail, online or in person to request a record check. Visit the Administrative Office of the Courts website for details or call AOC at (502) 573-1682.
Forms for background investigations
- Background Booklet PDF Save this document to your computer and attach the completed booklet to an email, addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name in the subject line
- Background Booklet Blank Supplement Pages If you need more space to answer a question than the booklet allows, use these supplement pages
- References Supplement Page If you need additional pages to list personal, family or neighbor references
- Filing instructions for Background Booklet
Required documents for background investigation & polygraph exam
Birth Certificate - Official copy from the State Bureau of Vital Statistics (Hospital/Health Department birth records CAN NOT be substituted for this State document; no photo copies)
High School Diploma or GED Certificate or College Transcripts with original seal and signature (no photo copies)
Five (5) year driving record from your County Clerks Office or your State DMV
Copy of Form DD 214 and all military I.D.'s
Copy of any and all certificates; achievements, certifications, awards, etc.
Copy of Social Security Card
Copy of Vehicle Registration and Proof of Insurance for every vehicle in your name
Out of State Applicants must obtain a Local Criminal Records Check from their respective jurisdiction
Please remember to wear professional attire to your polygraph exam and interview!