2023 Lateral Applicant Instructions and Application

Pre-Employment Preparation

The Shepherdsville Police Department wants you to be successful in our selection process. Below are recommended tools to help you be prepared.

KLEC Physical Ability Booklet

Oral Interview Preparation

The oral interview panel will consist of three sworn panel members. First impressions are important. It is suggested that you be well groomed and wear professional business attire. Suggested Areas of Preparation

  • Visit our Department’s website at
  • Speak with Police Officers/Sheriff’s Deputies
  • Law Enforcement preparation guides
  • College level Criminal Justice Classes
  • Be Physically Fit

Areas of Evaluation

  • Your Appearance, Grooming, Attire
  • Your interest in the position
  • Communication Skills (oral expression, eye contact, speech clarity, vocabulary)
  • Professionalism
  • Confidence
  • Performance under stress
  • Common sense / problem solving skills
  • Qualities- Ethical, honest, dependable, and mature. Possess integrity, moral courage, a strong work ethic, loyalty and devotion.

Possible Areas of Questioning

  • What in your life has prepared you for a career in law enforcement?
  • Why do you want to be a Shepherdsville Police Officer?
  • Department knowledge
  • Situational/Scenario Questions

Things to Remember

  • Be polite and courteous
  • Make eye contact
  • Take time to think before you speak
  • Relax

For more information on how to get started, contact us at 502-921-1000.