(A)   The purpose of this section is to allow the City of Ashland to re-employ trained qualified personnel to the ranks of the Police Department under the following conditions:
      (1)   Applicant left city service in good standing;
      (2)   Applicant was employed for at least one year;
      (3)   Applicant meets all current employment requirements;
      (4)   Be willing to execute a repayment agreement for continued employment with the Ashland Police Department for 36 months;
      (5)   Re-employment has the recommendation of the City Manager, and approval of the Board of Commissioners.
   (B)   Applicants meeting the aforestated conditions will be required to complete those steps in the testing and evaluation procedures determined by the City Manager to be necessary and appropriate in each particular circumstance based on previous employment history and other pertinent personal information.
   (C)   Applicants that are retired from the City of Ashland Police Department and are also recommended for rehire are allowable. If rehired, guidelines established in KRS 95.022 will be followed. The law restricts the number of retired officers within the agency. A contractual agreement (Addendum A to Ord. 172-2018) will be required by all officers pertaining to KRS 95.022 which will be updated yearly.
(Ord. 172-2018, passed 12-13-18)