KSP Legend Visits Training Academy

James E. "Ted" Bassett, III James E. "Ted" Bassett, III

(James E. "Ted" Bassett, III (right), trustee emeritus of the Keeneland Association and former Kentucky State Police Director from 1963 to 1967, spoke to cadets at the KSP Training Academy on Aug. 5, 2015. "You know who you are now. Most important, when you graduate, is knowing who you will become, ready to step up and make a difference. Remember, some things will never change: honor, service, integrity, courage and commitment," he said. During his tenure with the state police, Bassett once stated, "The only thing in Kentucky that separates law from lawlessness is The Thin Gray Line." The term has been used to describe the agency ever since. In 1965, Bassett spearheaded the creation of Trooper Island, a free summer camp for underprivileged children operated by KSP on Dale Hollow Lake. The camp is supported by donations from businesses, charitable organizations, churches and private citizens throughout the state. For more information about Trooper Island, visit http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/2015/tr_isl_50th.html

KSP Encourages Citizens To Download New Mobile App

(Frankfort, Ky.) - Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced a new mobile smartphone app today that will change the way KSP interacts with the public. The app is available in both the Apple© and Google Play© stores free of charge and allows citizens to report criminal activity, access forms and submit confidential tips in multiple formats. The application is titled 'KSPOLICE' and is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phone users.

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KSP Trooper Island Camp Celebrates 50 Years Of Helping Kids

(Frankfort, Ky.) - Trooper Island, a free summer camp operated by the Kentucky State Police, is observing its 50th anniversary this year by doing what it does best: providing a fun, life-changing experience for underprivileged children from throughout the state.

Located on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County, the 34.5 acre island hosts around 700 campers each summer. It is estimated that more than 25,000 boys and girls between 10 and 12 years old have attended the program since 1965.

While attending the one-week sessions, the campers experience a structured environment that provides plenty of fresh air, good food, recreation and esteem-building activities designed to enhance citizenship skills and create good relationships with law enforcement officers. Throughout their stay, the campers are guided by KSP troopers and KSP civilian employees who volunteer during their off-duty time.

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KSP Looking for New Leads in Officer Ellis Murder

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Nearly two years have passed since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. Kentucky State Police hope a new video plea for information will provide fresh leads about the case.

KSP Public Affairs Officer Trooper Jeff Gregory hopes today's video release will encourage someone, who may have information about the case, to contact authorities.

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Confiscated Weapons Sale

Next Confiscated Weapons Auctions will be September 22, 2015 and open to Federally Licensed Dealers Only.

Click here to go to the home page of the Confiscated Weapons Auctions

Click here to see the rest of the letter from the Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer

Click here to download the Application to register for Confiscated Weapons Sale

Click here to download the Auction Registration & Participation Instructions

Click here to see payment information letter from the Commissioner


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