From the Chief

On behalf of the men and women of the Shively Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our web site. The site is user friendly and offers a wide range of helpful information as well as the history of the City of Shively, KY.

We strive to offer the most efficient service to the citizens of this community in a professional and effective manner. The Shively Police Department has received accreditation through the Kentucky Association of Chief’s of Police and has maintained this high level of success since 1998.

Thank you for visiting and we look forward to serving the citizens and businesses of Shively on a daily basis.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide safe and efficient service to the citizens of this community in a dedicated and professional manner.

Statement of Values

TEAMWORK: We believe that effective policing is accomplished by police/community teamwork to identify problems and work together to reduce crime and fear of it.

RESPONSIBILITY: We have a responsibility to honor a commitment to involve citizens in all policing activities that impact their lives.

UNDERSTANDING: We shall enforce all laws and ordinances, affording respect and understanding to all persons, while safeguarding individual’s rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.

SERVICE: We hold ourselves to maintain the highest degree of service, to obey all laws and ordinances and to serve as role models to our fellow officers and community.

TRADITION: We must constantly strive to maintain dignity and integrity, while establishing a tradition for the future members of the Shively Police Department to live by.


Telecommunications Officer (Dispatcher) Opening

The Shively Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time telecommunications officer (Dispatcher). The shifts and hours may vary and could include weekends, nights and holidays. The starting pay for a certified telecommunications officer is $18.75 per hour, following the initial starting salary, the position falls into the collective bargaining pay scale. If you are not certified, you will be expected to attend the Department of Criminal Justice Training Telecommunications Academy located in Richmond, Ky. After graduating from their 4-week academy training, he or she will fall into the pay scale as a certified Telecommunications Officer (TCO).

The TCO will be expected to answer calls for service, 911 calls, dispatch officers, deal with the public on the telephone and in person, interact with police officers, etc.

The applicant must be a minimum of 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, good communication skills, be able to multi-task, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, not be convicted of a felony, misdemeanors will be considered on an individual basis.

Applications can be picked up in person, beginning May 10, 2018 at the Shively Police Department, located at 1800 Park Road Shively, Ky 40216 or by clicking and printing the link below. You must turn in a copy of your driver’s license, high school diploma or its equivalent, copy of your social security card, copy of DD214 if you have had prior military along with your completed application. If you have already turned in an application, there is no need to repeat the process, your previous application will remain of file for this hiring process.

Applications should be turned back in person to the Shively Police Department or by emailing all required documents to Staff Sergeant Ronnie Vittitoe ronnie.vittitoe@shivelyky.gov no later than Friday, May 25th, 2018 by 4:00 pm.

A TCO with the City of Shively will receive a benefit package which includes but not limited to:

  • Vacation leave
  • Sick time accruement
  • Personal days
  • Paid holidays
  • Uniform allowance
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance

SPD Application for Employment

The Shively Police Department is a Home Rule Agency as defined by KRS 95.450