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"Our greatest assets are our police employees and we are continually looking for innovative people who would like to be a part of our success." - Chief Stacey Cotton

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Patrol Officer I $52,411.84-$76,963.12
Patrol Officer II $55,072.68-$80,853.76
Patrol Officer III


Job Description-The City of Covington is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Patrol Officer in the Police Department.  This is general police work involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and investigation of crimes. An employee in this class is responsible, on a regular shift basis, for enforcing all statutes, laws, ordinances and regulations for which the police department is responsible; for protecting life and property and for performing police related assignments. Work is performed according to established departmental policies and procedures. Work contains a substantial element of personal risk, and an employee must be able to exercise sound judgment independently in emergency situations. Work requires tactful, conscientious and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Assignment and general instructions are received from supervising officer who reviews work methods and results through reports; personal inspection and discussion. Minimal education and experience qualifications include graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment. Must possess or be able to obtain by the time of hire, a valid State driver’s license. Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years are not allowed. Must be a U.S. citizen. Must be able to read and write the English language. Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.
Vacation Time
0-5 years of service 86 hrs. per year
6-10 years of service 129 hrs. per year
11+ years of service 172 hrs. per year
**You can bank up to 240 hours of vacation**
Deferred Compensation Opportunities
Sick Time 101 hours per year:Accrual at the rate of 3.88 hours bi-weekly
Holiday Time 11 paid holidays per year including: New Years Day; MLK Jr. Day; Memorial Day;Juneteenth; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veteran’s Day; Thanksgiving Day; the Day after Thanksgiving; Christmas Day; and the day before or after Christmas
Retirement Benefits

City paid POAB Benefit

401A(VOYA)-City will contribute 4%-6% of employee's base pay (depending on the job class). City will match up to 2%-5% of employee's contribution to 457(b) Program (depending on years of service & job class).

Other Benefits

Take home vehicle assigned after FTO (35 mile range)

•              Advance Training

•              12 Hour shifts- every other weekend off

•              Overtime and extra-duty assignments

**Salary amounts may change prior to this page being updated**

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer