This division is made up of five sections that allow accurate dissemination of information to federal, state and local governments as well as to the citizens of Elizabethtown. The division includes the Administrative Assistant Section, Community Services Section, Auxiliary Functions Section, Training Section and Evidence and Property Section.
The Records Unit is responsible for the collection, entry and archiving of citations, warning tickets, case reports, accident reports and other documents. You can purchase police reports through www.buycrash.com or stop by the police department Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Elizabethtown Police Department is dedicated to working together with the community to make Elizabethtown a safe and secure place to work and live. The department seeks to hire employees who are motivated and willing to dedicate themselves to this mission.
Before anyone can be considered as a police officer they must meet the requirements of the department and the Police Officers Professional Standards of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Requirements and standards include:
- U.S. citizen
- 21 years old
- High School Diploma or GED
- Pass a civil service examination with a 70% or
- Sign a two-year contract of employment
- High moral character
- No felony convictions
- No convictions of domestic violence-related crimes
- Read, write and understand the English language
- Law abiding citizen of sobriety and integrity not prohibited from carrying a firearm
- Pass a suitability screener conducted by the Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) to ensure the applicant is free of any personal problems that would render them unfit to be a police officer
- Undergo a background investigation including credit history, morality, criminal records, medical records and character of the applicant
- Pass a physical agility test conducted by the department that meets standards set forth by the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training
- Pass a complete medical examination
- Pass a polygraph examination
- Pass a drug screen
Benefits of employment at the Elizabethtown Police Department include:
- Starting salary around $37,500 based on City budget
- $4,000 per year training incentives added to base salary upon completion of Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Base Training
- $500 per year educational bonus for 4 years of college, $250 per year bonus for 2 years of college and tuition reimbursement plan for college courses
- After 6 months of employment, employees receive 40 hours of vacation. After 1 year they will receive 80 hours of vacation and after 10 years 120 hours.
- Life insurance commensurate with annual salary Paid hospitalization coverage includes prescription drug, vision and dental plans for employee with a reduced rate for family plans
- 7 paid holidays per year
- 32 hours of personal time upon hire, with 8 more hours after 6 months, 48 hours after 1 year, 56 hours after 8 years and 72 hours after 15 years
- Accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month
- Participate in Kentucky State CERS/Hazardous Duty Retirement Plan for police offers and non-hazardous for civilian employees
- Annual uniform clothing allowance
- Provides all training and equipment
In order to meet the state standards, an overall minimum of 50 points must be achieved. Five physical fitness tests will be given in three hours, in the following order:
- Bench Press (% of body weight)
- 9 pt - 55.3%
- 9.5 pt - 59.7%
- 10 pt - 64%
- 10.5 pt - 68.5%
- 11 pt - 73% or higher
- Sit-Up Test (1 minute)
- 9 pt - 13
- 9.5 pt - 16
- 10 pt - 18
- 10.5 pt - N/A
- 11 pt - 19 or more
- 300 Meter Run (seconds)
- 9 pt - 68
- 9.5 pt - 67
- 10 pt - 65
- 10.5 pt - N/A
- 11 pt - 65 or less
- Push-Up Test (2 minutes)
- 9 pt - 14
- 9.5 pt - 17
- 10 pt - 20
- 10.5 pt - 23
- 11 pt - 25 or more
- 1.5 Mile Run
- 9 pt - 17:56
- 9.5 pt - 17:34
- 10 pt - 17:12
- 10.5 pt - 16:44
- 11 pt - 16:15 or less
For evidence and property inquiries, an appointment must be made to pick up items. Fill out the form below.
You can also call 270-360-0207 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment. When leaving a message, the following information must be included: name, phone number, date of birth and case and/or incident number.
Community Services & Programs
The Elizabethtown Police Department is dedicated to working together with the community to make Elizabethtown a safe and secure place to work and live. Below is a list of a few programs the police department does throughout the year. Check the police department calendar for all the upcoming events and programs. We are always looking for new partnerships.
Homes or apartments are checked daily for criminal activity while residents are out of town and owners are notified as soon as possible if a crime does occur. Residents who are leaving town for a few days can contact the police department prior to departure to be added to the House Watchlist. Contact Darrell Brangers at 270-765-4125.
Officers from the Elizabethtown Police Department, Radcliff Police Department and Hardin County Sheriff's Office along with the groups that donated, volunteer their time to help make Shop with a Cop successful. The officers work year-round to raise charitable donations to support the purchase of clothing during the Christmas holiday season. The Fraternal Order of Police coordinates with local school counselors on students recommended for the program on the basis of need. If you are interested in donating, contact Officer Ryan Slaubaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Elizabethtown Police Cadet Program is a strong and growing part of our partnership between the youth of our community and the Elizabethtown Police Department. The purpose of the cadet program is to develop and maintain a positive relationship between police officers and young people by providing opportunities to participate in educational and recreational activities.
History: The Elizabethtown Police Explorer Post 454 began in 1991 and has evolved into the Elizabethtown Police Cadet Program. The program began as a way to provide career and leadership training to young people who are considering law enforcement and has developed into a substantial resource to the police department and the community. Several cadets have gone on to become police officers with EPD.
Structure: The Police Cadet Program is open to young men and women between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one. Positions of responsibility are assigned to the cadets based on competence and attendance. Department personnel known as advisors supervise the program. These advisors have the responsibility of maintaining discipline and ensuring that the program continues to be worthwhile in its efforts.
Meetings: The cadets have two meetings each month, which is normally held on the second and fourth Tuesdays between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the police department. The Cadets also meet at various times throughout the year to support community and police activities, ride with on-duty officers and participate in police-related training activities.
Listed below are some of the activities that the cadets participate in during the year:
- Citizens Police Academy
- Kentucky Special Olympics: Torch Run
- March of Dimes: Walk America
- Elizabethtown's "Concert in the Park"
- Local crime prevention projects
- Local educational projects
- Traffic control
- Parking detail
Objectives: To develop an understanding of the role of the police in our community To obtain self-confidence, while learning the skills necessary to become a leader.
Cadet Applicants Eligibility Requirements are as follows:
- 16 – 21 years old
- Complete and sign required forms
- Actively enrolled in school, a graduate or obtained a G.E.D.
- No school suspensions
- No significant discipline problem, including school, work or home
- Attend three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings
- Abide by any and all orders and rules of the Elizabethtown Police Cadet Program, either verbal or written
- Good driving record
- Clean criminal record and have no criminal charges pending
Fill out a Police Cadet Application and turn into the police department Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) allows Elizabethtown residents the opportunity to experience various aspects of law enforcement. Academies are presented two or three times a year and meet one night a week for eight weeks. Dates for the Citizen Police Academies will be posted on our website. Anyone interested should contact Officer Denham at email@example.com. If accepted into the academy, all participants are subject to a background investigation.
Fill out a Citizen Police Academy Application and turn into the police department Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This unique program for teens ages 14 – 18 years old closely mirrors the adult Citizen Police Academy, with a 5-week program that allows teens the opportunity to experience various aspects of law enforcement. This academy is held once a year and dates will be announced on social media and our website. Anyone interested should contact Officer John Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fill out a Teen Citizen Academy Application and turn into the police department Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
D.A.R.E. is the most widely accepted drug abuse prevention program in America. D.A.R.E. provides students with the skills necessary to resist negative peer pressure, avoid the temptation to use drugs, alcohol, tobacco and how to deal with violence. The D.A.R.E. program is taught by certified D.A.R.E. officers from the Elizabethtown Police Department. This program is offered to all 5th-grade students in the City of Elizabethtown and annually to homeschool 5th graders.