Whether you’re a long-time resident, a newcomer, or just visiting, the City of Elsmere offers a wealth of opportunities that few communities can match. We are centrally located in Kenton County, Kentucky, and conveniently adjacent to Interstates 71-75 and 275 (providing easy access to Cincinnati and Florence). A large section of the Northern Kentucky Industrial Park is also within the Elsmere city boundaries.
Elsmere maintains five parks with several amenities and is the proud home of two award winning elementary schools within the Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District.
Please continue to follow our growth as we develop Elsmere to meet the demands of the 21st Century economy and institute a strategic plan that reflects the official city motto: “Moving Forward, Making Tracks.”
STATEMENT FROM ELSMERE MAYOR MARTY LENHOFThe City of Elsmere is in discussions with a local property owner regarding the purchase of property to build a new modern, larger and more accommodating city building – a project that has been discussed for years including during the implementation of the Elsmere Strategic Plan. The proposed building would house city administrative offices, council chambers, the police department and an outdoor public area. It would replace two buildings – the current city building on Garvey Avenue and the police department on Dixie Highway – that are no longer functional and able to meet the city’s needs. While final details must still be negotiated and finalized, there is no plan to raise property taxes to pay for a new city building. In fact, through the effective management of resources and tax dollars, for the second year in a row the City of Elsmere will be lowering the property tax rate. Elsmere, its employees, elected officials and most importantly its residents have needed a new, more functional and larger city building for years. The new building will have high visibility, easy accessibility and expanded meeting space for the public to attend city council meetings. A major improvement for our residents will be the convenience of assessing city services and employees in one centralized location. We look forward to sharing more definitive details and plans as the process moves forward.
The Elsmere, Kentucky Police Department is accepting applications for a Lateral Police Officer. Applications for Employment along with a resume and cover letter will be accepted until the position is filled. The Elsmere Police Department is a 16 officer police department providing 24/7/365 police coverage to the city. Dispatched call volume in the city is moderate, affording officers the opportunity for pro-active police work and community involvement. Opportunities for specialization include a bike patrol, full-time detective position, school resource officer position, and K9 officer. Additionally, the police department works to empower individual officers to follow their interests in taking on responsibilities beyond routine patrol. The Elsmere Police Department offers competitive pay and benefits commensurate with experience. Benefits include take-home fleet, department issues cell phone, holiday pay, and competitive vacation and sick leave policies. Applicants must be a high school graduate, at least 21 years of age, free of felony conviction, possess a valid driver’s license and have a current KLEC POPS certification. Bachelor’s or Associate degree strongly preferred. Applications are available at the Elsmere Police Department, 4501 Dixie Highway, Elsmere, Kentucky 41018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. EOE – Applicant’s assistance under the ADA Act contact 859-342-7344.