§ 34.51  OATH REQUIRED.
   (A)   Upon graduation from the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Basic Training Academy and prior to performing the duties as a police officer, police recruits shall be administered the statutory oath of office by a person authorized to administer such oaths. The officer must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the time the oath is administered.
   (B)   Any recruit that currently holds a valid Peace Officers Professional Standards Certification and is employed by the City of Ashland as a police officer, prior to commencement of such duties, shall be administered the statutory oath of office by a person authorized to administer such oaths. The officer must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the time the oath is administered.
(Ord. 172-2018, passed 12-13-18)