We are now accepting applications for police recruits!

If you have ever wanted to become a police officer, now is your chance to make a difference in the community! The Lexington Police Department is currently accepting applications for police recruits. All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, September 3, 2024.

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Compensation and Benefits 

Working at the Lexington Police Department has its benefits. The department officers professional career paths for officers with competitive compensation and benefits.


We set the standard for pay in Central Kentucky. The starting pay is $61,838 or $29.73 hourly.

Graduation Bonus

Earn a $3,000 bonus upon successfully completing the Lexington Police Department Training Academy!

Other benefits include:

  • $500 annual uniform allowance
  • $530.74 per month credit toward flexible benefits package
  • $100 monthly subsidy for equipment allowance
  • Take-home vehicle
  • And more!

To view more benefits of working at the Lexington Police Department, visit the link below.

Compensation and Benefits 

Have questions about applying?

Send a text to our Recruiter! Text “joinlexpd” to (859) 658-1414 to learn more. Stay up-to-date on the latest hiring information by filling out the interest form below.


Attend a hiring prep course

To help prepare applicants for success, the Lexington Police Recruiting Coordinator hosts free, optional hiring prep courses throughout the year to provide detailed information about our hiring process. Learn more about the prep courses and register to attend by visiting the link below.

Hiring Prep Courses


Learn more about the Lexington Police Department 

To learn more about our hiring process or our department, visit the links below. To apply or view other jobs with the Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government, visit the "LFUCG Jobs" link below.


Learn About Our Agency

Learn About The Hiring Process