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Lt. Governor To Honor Fallen Officers At KSP Memorial Service

WHAT: Kentucky State Police Memorial Service
WHEN: Thursday, May 25, 11:00 a.m. ET
WHERE: Kentucky State Police Training Academy, 380 Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort, Ky.
WHO: Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, Kentucky Justice Cabinet Secretary John Tilley, KSP Commissioner Richard Sanders, KSP Deputy Commissioner Alex Payne, KSP command staff, family and friends of fallen officers.
WHY: Memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony to recognize the 30 KSP troopers and officers who have died in the line of duty since the agency was established in 1948.

 

Cadet Class 95 is the fourth Law Enforcement Accelerated Program (LEAP) class, a condensed course for current officers who have two years of Kentucky Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS) law enforcement experience. The training cycle will run for 12 weeks rather than the 24 weeks of a traditional class.

“Although the training cycle is shorter, it still maintains KSP’s high standards for trooper applicants,” said Capt. Donald Wilson, commander of the KSP Training Academy. “All applicants have completed a rigorous hiring process that includes a written test, physical test, oral interview, polygraph exam, a very thorough background investigation, medical exam, and psychological exam,” he said. “Also, they still have to successfully complete the KSP training curriculum, one of the toughest law enforcement training programs in the country.”

The first day’s activities for the class included a variety of physical fitness events such as weight lifting, sit-ups, push-ups, a 300 meter run and a 1-1/2 mile run.

“This program is a win-win situation,” says KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “It puts more troopers on the road quickly, which enhances the safety of our citizens. At the same time, it offers experienced law enforcement professionals a great opportunity to receive world-class training and serve on a broader scope throughout the Commonwealth,” he says. “Both the public and the Agency benefit from the wealth of experience these officers bring with them.”

Forty-one members of the class are from municipal police departments throughout the state and 17 are from county sheriffs’ offices or departments. Three are KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers and two are officers of the Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. They represent 28 police departments throughout Kentucky, 12 sheriffs’ offices and two state agencies.

KSP is now accepting applications for Cadet Class 96, a 24-week traditional program scheduled to begin in early 2018. The agency recently announced new hiring qualifications for state trooper applicants. Anyone who possesses a high school diploma or GED and has three years of work experience now qualifies to apply for employment as a Kentucky State Trooper. All application materials must be completed and returned to the Kentucky State Police Recruitment Branch by Friday, June 23, 2017.

Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org, click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How to Become a Kentucky State Trooper links. Information at the site includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required and a downloadable study guide for the written test.

If more information is needed after visiting the website, applicants can call toll-free 1-866-360-3165.

PHOTO CAPTION: KSP Lt. Norm Preston addressed the initial formation of the 63 law enforcement officers who reported to the Kentucky State Police Academy on May 21 to begin training to become Kentucky State Troopers.

 


Local Police Officers Begin Accelerated Training Class To Become State Troopers

Local Police Officers Begin Accelerated Training Class To Become State Troopers Local Police Officers Begin Accelerated Training Class To Become State Troopers

Sixty-three law enforcement officers from throughout the Commonwealth reported to the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort today to begin an intensive, accelerated training program designed for current police officers who want to become Kentucky State Troopers.

Cadet Class 95 is the fourth Law Enforcement Accelerated Program (LEAP) class, a condensed course for current officers who have two years of Kentucky Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS) law enforcement experience. The training cycle will run for 12 weeks rather than the 24 weeks of a traditional class.

“Although the training cycle is shorter, it still maintains KSP’s high standards for trooper applicants,” said Capt. Donald Wilson, commander of the KSP Training Academy. “All applicants have completed a rigorous hiring process that includes a written test, physical test, oral interview, polygraph exam, a very thorough background investigation, medical exam, and psychological exam,” he said. “Also, they still have to successfully complete the KSP training curriculum, one of the toughest law enforcement training programs in the country.”

The first day’s activities for the class included a variety of physical fitness events such as weight lifting, sit-ups, push-ups, a 300 meter run and a 1-1/2 mile run.

“This program is a win-win situation,” says KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “It puts more troopers on the road quickly, which enhances the safety of our citizens. At the same time, it offers experienced law enforcement professionals a great opportunity to receive world-class training and serve on a broader scope throughout the Commonwealth,” he says. “Both the public and the Agency benefit from the wealth of experience these officers bring with them.”

Forty-one members of the class are from municipal police departments throughout the state and 17 are from county sheriffs’ offices or departments. Three are KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers and two are officers of the Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. They represent 28 police departments throughout Kentucky, 12 sheriffs’ offices and two state agencies.

KSP is now accepting applications for Cadet Class 96, a 24-week traditional program scheduled to begin in early 2018. The agency recently announced new hiring qualifications for state trooper applicants. Anyone who possesses a high school diploma or GED and has three years of work experience now qualifies to apply for employment as a Kentucky State Trooper. All application materials must be completed and returned to the Kentucky State Police Recruitment Branch by Friday, June 23, 2017.

Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org, click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How to Become a Kentucky State Trooper links. Information at the site includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required and a downloadable study guide for the written test.

If more information is needed after visiting the website, applicants can call toll-free 1-866-360-3165.

PHOTO CAPTION: KSP Lt. Norm Preston addressed the initial formation of the 63 law enforcement officers who reported to the Kentucky State Police Academy on May 21 to begin training to become Kentucky State Troopers.

 


KSP Announces New Hiring Guidelines For State Troopers

The Kentucky State Police will now be able to accept more applications than ever thanks to new hiring qualifications established by the legislature. Anyone who possesses a high school diploma or GED and has three years of work experience now qualifies to apply for employment as a Kentucky State Trooper.

Prior to the new guideline, applicants were required to have 60 hours of college credit, two years of active duty military experience, or two years of certified police officer experience. These qualifications will still apply by generating bonus points for applicants in the selection process.

Sgt. Brad Arterburn, commander of the KSP Recruitment Branch, believes this is a positive step for the agency. “By taking applicants with a high school diploma or GED, we should greatly increase number of applicants we have to choose from,” he said. “That will ensure that we can choose the very best to become our next troopers.”

According to Arterburn, the change should not be interpreted as a lowering of standards for trooper applicants. “All applicants still have to go through a rigorous hiring process that includes a written test, physical test, oral interview, polygraph exam, a very thorough background investigation, medical exam, and psychological exam,” he said. “Also, all those who are accepted still have to complete the 24-week Kentucky State Police Academy, one of the toughest law enforcement training programs in the country.”

KSP is now accepting applications for Cadet Class 96, which is scheduled to begin in early 2018. All application materials must be completed and returned to the Kentucky State Police Recruitment Branch by Friday, June 23, 2017. Town hall meetings will take place around the state in May and June to provide more information on the application process as well as the day-to-day duties of a state trooper.

For more information, visit the Kentucky State Police Recruitment website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/recruit/process.html.

Applicants may also call the Recruitment office toll-free at 1-866-360-3165 during office hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or leave a message any other time.

 

 


KSP Visits Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville

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Kentucky State Police personnel visited Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville on April 25 to distribute Trooper Teddy bears to patients. Shown left to right are: Sgt. Brad Arterburn, Officer Stevie Douglas, Trooper Josh Brashears (standing) and 11-year-old Dale!

Kentucky State Police personnel visited Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville on April 25 to help lift the spirits of pediatric patients facing medical therapy.

Led by Lt. Michael Webb, commander of the KSP Public Affairs Branch, the group distributed 90 “Trooper Teddy” bears, which feature a campaign hat like those worn by KSP troopers and officers and a tee shirt bearing the KSP seal.

“The Kentucky State Police would like to show our support for these courageous kids in their time of need,” said Webb. “If we can provide some distraction that helps take their minds off their medical issues, it’s well worth the effort.”

KSP has been distributing the bears since December of 1989 when Kentucky First Lady Martha Wilkinson hosted a gala fundraiser that raised the needed funds to purchase 2,000 Trooper Teddy bears. The concept of the program was for Troopers to provide stuffed animals to help calm children’s fears during traumatic experiences such as car crashes, child or sexual abuse cases or serious illnesses. It also helps develop trust between children and law enforcement officers.

The program ran out of funding in early 2000 until recently when KSP was able to utilize asset forfeiture funds from criminal drug activity to purchase more bears. The bears and funding are in short supply again. The agency plans to sustain the program in the future by offering the bears for sale to the public. Until then, information about donating to the program can be obtained by calling 502-782-1780 or visiting www.kentuckystatepolice.org for more information.

 

KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders thanks telecommunicator Brittany Wright for her service.

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It's National Telecommunicator Appreciation Week! We could not do it without the dedicated work of our dispatchers! Thank you for all you do!

 

 

 

 

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KSP Raffle Features Iconic Brand

 

To support its Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children, the Kentucky State Police is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Winter Edition 4x4, an iconic U.S. brand that shares the same heritage as the vehicle American GIs rode to victory in World War II. Its features include Rhino clear coat exterior paint and black interior, four-door design with black three-piece hard top, air conditioning and heated front seats, a 3.6 L 285 hp engine, a five-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch black aluminum wheels, remote start and keyless entry, tilt steering column, leather-wrapped steering-wheel with audio controls, all-terrain tires, all-weather slush mats, rear-window wiper/washer and defroster and nine speaker Alpine all-weather premium sound system.

A full list of features and equipment can be found at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island/tpr_isl_raffle.html

Tickets are $10 each. To purchase a ticket, contact any KSP post or CVE region office located throughout the state. Only 20,000 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn on August 27, 2017 at the Kentucky State Fair. Ticket holders do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Raffle winner is responsible for all tax and license fees.

Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers. Visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org for more information. (Charitable gaming license #0000633.)



 

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Now Hiring: Auto Body Technician

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KSP Accepting Trooper Cadet Applications

 

The Kentucky State Police is now taking applications for its next Academy class. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/career.html.

Information available on the website includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of required supporting documents, a downloadable study guide for the written test, physical standards requirements and a list of testing dates, times and locations.

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