When an announcement for hiring of officers or dispatchers is posted on the City of Winchester website, the Winchester Police Department's Facebook page and/or local media outlets (newspaper, TV, radio), the applicant should apply per directions of the agency and/or the City of Winchester.

The Winchester Police Department requires that all applicants:

  • Be at least 21 years of age (dispatchers be at least 18)
  • Possess US citizenship
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Pass a background check and be fingerprinted
  • Have no felonies on their record
  • Pass a written exam
  • Pass an oral interview
  • Pass a polygraph exam
  • Pass a medical exam
  • Pass a physical fitness test (police officer applicants only)
  • Pass drug screen
  • Complete DOCJT Basic Academy (police and dispatch applicants have their own academy)

If you are interested in applying for Police Officer or Dispatcher, see some of the helpful links below. Contact Training Captain Eric Campbell for more information.

Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Hiring Process

Physical Agility Test Prep - Peace Officer Professional Standards (P.O.P.S.)

Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) Basic Law Enforcement Academy

Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) Basis Telecommunicator/Public Safety Dispatch Academy