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67C.315 Application to chief, assistant chief, and officers above the rank of
(1) The provisions of KRS 67C.303, 67C.305, 67C.307, 67C.309, and 67C.319 shall
not apply to the chief of police, assistant chief, and any officers above the rank of captain of the consolidated local government police force. These officers shall be appointed by the mayor and shall not be considered covered under the employment protections of the merit board, except as provided in subsection (2) of this section.
(2) Any officer originally covered by the provisions of KRS 67C.303, 67C.305,
67C.307, and 67C.309 who shall accept an appointment and qualify as chief of police, assistant chief of police, or officer above the rank of captain shall be deemed to have received a leave of absence from the classified service for and during his or her service in either of these respective positions. Should any chief of police, assistant chief of police, or officer above the rank of captain cease to serve in that capacity, he or she shall be restored to the same classification and rank which he or she held prior to the appointment without loss of seniority in grade. Any person not covered by the provisions of KRS 67C.303, 67C.305, 67C.307, and 67C.309 when appointed to the position of chief of police, assistant chief of police, or officer above the rank of captain shall not be deemed to be part of the classified service and shall not be placed in any classification or rank in the classified service when he or she ceases to serve in that position unless he or she goes through the normal qualification and classification procedures required by the board.
Effective: March 18, 2003 History: Amended 2003 Ky. Acts ch. 118, sec. 6, effective March 18, 2003. -- Created
2002 Ky. Acts ch. 339, sec. 8, effective July 15, 2002.