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(A) A Police or Fire Department cadet (“cadet”), who reaches 21 years of age, and who has successfully completed at least 18 months of in-service training within the Police or Fire Department, or a graduate of the federally funded Police Corps Program (“Corps graduate”), shall have his or her name placed at the top of the current eligibility list for which the cadet has obtained an overall passing grade in the written or written and oral examinations.
(B) The cadet or Corps graduate at the top of a current eligibility list will be appointed as a probationary employee upon recommendation of the Police Chief and City Manager, and upon approval of the Board of Commissioners, to fill vacancies as they occur in the Police Department, after successfully completing all prevailing preemployment examination, and meeting all other police applicant requirements.
(C) Should the cadet fail to pass the first entrance examinations that create an eligibility list for the Police Department, he or she may remain as a cadet until the results of the next regular entrance examinations are published, at which time he or she shall be permanently relieved of duty as a cadet if a passing grade is not received. In no event shall any person be permitted to remain as a cadet after having twice failed the entrance examinations.
(D) (1) All cadets assigned or to be assigned to the Police Department are designated as citation officers who may issue citations upon observance of:
(a) Non-moving motor vehicle offenses; and/or
(b) Violation of city ordinances except for moving motor vehicle offenses and except for offenses which constitute a violation of the state’s Penal Code. The procedure for citations issued by a citation officer shall be as provided in KRS 431.015. This designation as a citation officer shall not be a limitation on the power of a citation officer to make an arrest as a private person as provided for in KRS 431.005.
(2) Citation officers shall have the qualifications prescribed by this section. Citation officers shall not have the powers of peace officers to make arrests or carry deadly weapons.
(E) Corps graduates may take the required examinations during the regular testing period or on an individual basis upon the recommendation of the Chief of Police.
(1984 Code, § 33.05) (Ord. O-28-17, passed 11-28-2017)