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Facilities Security Officer

Now Accepting Applications!

The Kentucky State Police Facilities Security Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO) has an important role in one of the most elite state police agencies in the Unites States. Facilities Security Officers are dedicated team members, providing a vital link between the safety and security of state owned and leased buildings and the government agencies that occupy them within Frankfort, Kentucky. Often times, Facilities Security Officers are the first line of defense in deterring potential criminal behavior as they secure the entrances to state office buildings.

Skills imperative to a successful Facilities Security Officer include multi-tasking, typing, written and verbal communication, customer service, active listening, stress management, solid judgement and computer literacy. The Kentucky State Police, recognizing the importance and significance of Facilities Security Officers and public safety, goes to great lengths to provide its Officers receive appropriate training and equipment for ensuring success. An initial 99 hour training academy, approved by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, begins within the first month of employment.  A comprehensive Field Training Program begins upon the completion of the SLEO Academy and commissioning process. During this time new employees are taught the foundation of the KSP Facilities Security Section; SLEO duties and responsibilities, how to operate camera systems and metal detectors, familiarity of building assignments, among other skills.

If you are interested in a career as a Facilities Security Officer, please contact the Kentucky State Police Facilities Security Section.

  • Facilities Security Officer:
    $36,005 Annual Salary

Per Diem for uniform maintenance

After the successful completion of the 12 month probationary period candidates will receive a 5% pay increase

  • Hazardous Duty Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance Options
  • Paid Life Insurance with additional options
  • Paid Vacation and Sick leave
  • Paid leave for voting, blood donation, military and more
  • 11.5 Paid State Holidays
  • Competitive Promotional Process
  • Agency Provided uniforms and equipment
  • Agency paid training
  • Education: 
    Must hold a high school diploma from an accredited high school or of an equivalent technical or vocational training or education program or hold a High School Equivalency Diploma.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be 21 years of age prior to being commissioned as a Facilities Security Special Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Applicants are subject to the agency policy that tattoos or body piercings shall not be visible while in any agency issued uniform.
  • Special Requirements: 
    To be employed as a KSP Facilities Security Officer, applicants must be capable of meeting the requirements to receive a Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO) commission under KRS 61-900-930. KSP Facilities Security Officers must complete initial firearms training and maintain yearly firearms qualifications, must be able to successfully complete and maintain CPR, First Aid and AED certification according to the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross requirements, and must be able to maintain their SLEO commission as a condition of employment with the Kentucky State Police.
  • Typical work schedule may include First, Second, or Third shift assignments as well as weekends and holidays. 
  • Due to the nature of the profession, schedules may be changed to meet the needs of the branch to ensure the protection of life and property. Facilities Security Officers are permitted to earn Compensatory leave or paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 hours. In instances where candidates are required to work holidays they will accrue Comp time. Work is performed primarily indoors with prolonged periods of sitting. Building assignments may require Facilities Security Officers to make rounds throughout state office buildings via foot patrol. Facilities Security Officers may be subject to high stress environments. A 99 hour training academy is mandatory and held in Frankfort. Officers will not be required to stay on campus at the conclusion of each day.