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2018 National Missing Children’s Day Poster contest

The Kentucky State Police Missing Persons Unit invites all fifth grade students statewide to participate in the 2018 National Missing Children’s Day Poster contest. This annual contest creates an opportunity to promote child safety while discussing the issue of missing/exploited children. Last year alone 4,160 children age 17 and under went missing in Kentucky.

Kentucky’s winning artist will have a shot to win the national contest, which includes a free trip to Washington D.C. and to have their artwork featured as the National Missing Children’s Day poster!

The contest rules are as follows:

  • Applicants must be in the fifth grade.
  • Original artwork should reflect the theme “Bring Our Missing Children Home” and the phrase must appear somewhere on the poster.
  • Digitally produced images, collages, cut-outs, and stamping will not be eligible for consideration.
  • The finished poster must measure 8½ x 14 inches.
The poster must be submitted with a completed description of the artwork and a brief biography of the artist, either written or typed. Submissions are due by January 31, 2018, and must be mailed to:

Kentucky State Police- Missing and Exploited Children
Attn: Paige Craig
1266 Louisville Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601


KSP Foundation Donation Supports KSP Teddy Bear Pgm

The Kentucky State Police Foundation made a $2,500 donation to KSP’s Trooper Teddy Project that benefits children in stressful situations such as car crashes, drug or sexual exploitation investigations or those who are critically ill in hospitals. The program exists solely on contributions and does not utilize any state funds. Shown left to right: KSP Major Fred Williams, Jr. and KSP Foundation Executive Director David Jude. “The Trooper Teddy Project aligns perfectly with one of the Foundation’s core mission statements, that of promoting the interests of the Kentucky State Police when serving its citizens,” said Jude. “We are pleased to support an initiative that positively impacts some of Kentucky’s most fragile children.”


KSP's annual Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

KSP's annual Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

Justice Secretary John Tilley and KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders dropped off food today for KSP's annual Cram the Cruiser Food Drive.

The Kentucky State Police are now accepting donations for their eighth annual “Cram The Cruiser” holiday food drive. Designed to provide non-perishable food items for families in need throughout the Commonwealth, the campaign will continue through Dec.11.


Trooper Teddy

The Trooper Teddy Bear Project came to life in December of 1989 after Kentucky First Lady Martha Wilkinson hosted a gala fundraiser at Red Mile Racecourse earlier that summer. The black tie event raised the needed funds to purchase 2,000 Trooper Teddy Bears. The concept of the program was for Troopers to provide stuffed animals to children during traumatic experiences such as a car crash, child or sexual abuse cases and also distribute to terminally ill children...Click here to purchase.



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