How to Obtain Credit for Reciprocity

Kentucky accepts reciprocity for peace officers, telecommunicators, court security officers, federal police officers and military police officers on a case-by-case basis. To apply;

  • Fill out the Kentucky Reciprocity Application

  • Attach supporting documentation

    • A copy of basic training graduation certificate

    • A copy of basic training transcript listing each individual class completed in basic training and the individual clock hours per class

    • A letter stating hour many years full time the applicant has worked in law enforcement

    • If applying as a military police officer applicant:

      • Submit a copy of DD-214

      • A letter from the applicant’s commanding officer detailing their specific job duties as a military police officer

Submit the application and documentation to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council for review. You will receive a response within 5-7 business days after all supporting documentation has been received. Applications may be submitted via the following:

FAX: (859) 622-5943

Email: KLECS@ky.gov

Postal Address:

Kentucky Law Enforcement Council
Funderburk Building
521 Lancaster Avenue
Suite 401
Richmond, KY 40475

503 K.A.R. 1:140 Section 10 states the requirement for out-of-state reciprocity for peace officers, telecommunicators, federal peace officers and military police officers for the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.