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It is the position of the University Police Department that among the violations of misconduct considered to be of an especially serious nature are those that represent a threat to the safety and health of  members of the University Community. These include but are not limited too, harassment, physical violence or threat of violence, non-consensual sexual contact, rape or any form of sexual violence.             



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Western Kentucky University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

 Western Kentucky University Police Department will process all applicants for Communications Officer in accordance with guidelines established by KRS 15.330, Communicator Professional Standards Act (TPS), which requires pre-employment standards and certification process for all full-time law enforcement communicators in the state of Kentucky. This in part includes; a background investigation, fingerprinting, psychological suitability screener, polygraph examination, and a drug screen.

NOTICE:   The below listed documents will be required of all applicants and must be submitted "PRIOR" to hiring of applicant:;
Copy of birth certificate
Copy of high school diploma
Copy of social security card
Copy of drivers license
Copy of military D.D.-214 (if in military)
If you are already certified by TPS also include a copy of your Communicators Professional Standards Certificate



  • You have a felony conviction or other crimes involving moral turpitude.
  • You have any conviction for the sale of trafficking or illegal substance.
  • You have any conviction of domestic violence.

(If you have questions concerning the "Employment Application" contact the Human Resources Department @ 270-745-5934. If you have questions concerning the "Communications Officer job or requirements", contact the Police Department @ 270-745-5258.

All applications and resumes must be submitted through this online electronic talent management system. Only those individuals who submit all required materials will be considered as eligible applicants. We invite you to submit a cover letter which describes your interest and fit for this position. You will receive email notification confirming your application materials have been received. In addition to the application, this position required a Communication Officer Packet be completed. The packet can be accessed on the WKU Police Home Page or can be picked up in person at the WKU Police Department. Review of application materials will generally begin as applications are submitted.

The following documents need to be completed and turned in with application: Form H-2, Applicants Certification, Personal Inquiry Waiver Authority for Release of Information, Request for Driving Record Transcript, and Authority for Release of Consumer Credit Report.

(NOTE: Packet cannot be submitted via email)
Mail or hand deliver the completed Police Officer Application Packet to:
Western Kentucky University Police
Attn: Employment 
1906 College Heights Blvd #11050
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1050




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