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Kentucky Peace Officer Training Requirements

Some comprehensive information in response to Charles Marshburn: Training for Adair County Constables Click headline to view full requirements.

By Jason Rector
President/Chairman & Training Director

KY Constable Association, Inc.


In regards to your inquiry relating to Training for Adair County Constables. Not all Adair County Constables attend and obtain trainings along with the same, not all Constables across the Commonwealth obtain training. As for accountability, they are elected officials and being elected by the people, they work for the people that elect them as any elected official.

To give you further specifics on Training for Constables, you can see below that they are exempt from training by statute, however the State Constable Association highly encourages Constables to obtain training. The State Constable Association also continues working with Kentucky Legislature to establish some basic training requirements for the position of Constable in the Commonwealth. Hopefully this answers your inquiry and please feel free to visit or call 502-882-0522 if you have further questions or need more specifics.

Kentucky Peace Officer Training Requirements
Effective: July 15, 2010

  1. The following officers employed or appointed as full-time, part-time, or auxiliary officers, whether paid or unpaid, shall be certified:
    1. Department of Kentucky State Police officers, but for the commissioner of the Department of Kentucky State Police;
    2. City, county, and urban-county police officers;
    3. Court security officers and deputy sheriffs, except those identified in KRS 70.045 and 70.263(3);
    4. State or public university safety and security officers appointed pursuant to KRS 164.950;
    5. School security officers employed by local boards of education who are special law enforcement officers appointed under KRS 61.902;
    6. Airport safety and security officers appointed under KRS 183.880;
    7. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control field representatives and investigators appointed under KRS 241.090;
    8. Division of Insurance Fraud Investigation investigators appointed under KRS 304.47-040; and
    9. County detectives appointed in a county containing a consolidated local government with the power of arrest in the county and the right to execute process statewide in accordance with KRS 69.360.

  2. The requirements of KRS 15.380 to 15.404 for certification may apply to all state peace officers employed pursuant to KRS Chapter 18A and shall, if adopted, be incorporated by the Personnel Cabinet for job specifications.

  3. Additional training in excess of the standards set forth in KRS 15.380 to 15.404 for all peace officers possessing arrest powers who have specialized law enforcement responsibilities shall be the responsibility of the employing agency.

  4. The following officers may, upon request of the employing agency, be certified by the council:
    1. Deputy coroners;
    2. Deputy constables;
    3. Deputy jailers;
    4. Deputy sheriffs under KRS 70.045 and 70.263(3);
    5. Officers appointed under KRS 61.360;
    6. Officers appointed under KRS 61.902, except those who are school security officers employed by local boards of education;
    7. Private security officers;
    8. Employees of a correctional services division created pursuant to KRS 67A.028 and employees of a metropolitan correctional services department created pursuant to KRS 67B.010 to 67B.080; and
    9. Investigators employed by the Department of Charitable Gaming in accordance with KRS 238.510; and
    10. Commonwealth detectives employed under KRS 69.110 and county detectives employed under KRS 69.360.

  5. The following officers shall be exempted from the certification requirements but may upon their request be certified by the council:
    1. Sheriffs;
    2. Coroners;
    3. Constables;
    4. Jailers;
    5. Kentucky Horse Racing Commission security officers employed under KRS 230.240; and
    6. Commissioner of the State Police.

  6. Federal peace officers cannot be certified under KRS 15.380 to 15.404.
Jason Rector
President/Chairman & Training Director

KY Constable Association, Inc.
dba Kentucky Association of Constables
500 Public Square, Suite 2
Columbia KY 42728
(502) 882-0522

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