§ 34.54  PAY AND COMPENSATION FOR NEWLY EMPLOYED POLICE TRAINEES AND POLICE OFFICERS.
   (A)   Entry level compensation rate of non-certified police trainees and continuing rates of pay will follow Article 20 of the most current collective bargain agreement between the City of Ashland and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3.
   (B)   Newly hired certified officers will be given consideration for experience. The Chief of Police will evaluate individual experience qualifications for external candidates and recommend starting placement into the current Classification/Compensation Structure. The graduation date will be used to calculate the years of service. Graduation from KLEC approved academies (DOCJT, Kentucky State Police, Lexington Police Department and Louisville Metro Police Department) or accredited institution, and consecutive years of experience immediately following appointment as a Law Enforcement Officer may be credited up to a maximum of ten years. The Chief of Police will assign creditable service time based on those years.
 
2-5 years
2 years credit
6 years
3 years credit
7 years
4 years credit
8 years
5 years credit
9 years
6 years credit
10 years >
7 years credit
 
   (C)   Retired Ashland police officers eligible for rehire under § 34.24 will be given the same consideration for the creditable years of service listed above.
   (D)   Retired Kentucky Certified officers eligible for employment will be given the same consideration for the creditable years of service listed above in addition to following contractual requirements under KRS 95.022 and any newly employed officer stated throughout this chapter.
(Ord. 172-2018, passed 12-13-18)