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Kentucky State Police Announce Recruitment Initiative

(FRANKFORT, KY) - The Kentucky State Police is embarking on a new endeavor in the area of recruitment and hiring of today's up and coming law enforcement professionals. As the selection pool continues to dwindle due to better economic times, the effort to recruit and retain qualified officers continues to be a challenge to agencies across the country. Compounding this endeavor is the cost and time associated with the extensive training that sworn officers must receive.

The Kentucky State Police Accelerated Entry Program has been created to expedite the selection, training and placement of individuals who already possess the skills, experience and certification meeting Kentucky's Peace Officer Professional Standards. Approximately 40 applicants who meet the accelerated entry program requirements and successfully complete the selection process will report for training on October 27, 2002, and undergo 11 weeks of training, half of the traditional 22 week training.

In addition to current statutory requirements, qualifications for men and women interested in the KSP accelerated entry program include:

  • three (3) years of full-time employment with a Kentucky law enforcement agency, or agencies, following the date of graduation from the Department of Criminal Justice Training, or other training approved by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, AND
  • the applicant is not subject to an existing employment contract including, but not limited to, an employment contract authorized under Chapter 70 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, AND
  • is a Peace Officer Professional Standards (POPS) certified police officer, AND
  • receive an endorsement from an active or retired KSP trooper.

Informational seminars regarding the accelerated entry program are scheduled for 9:00 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 27, 2002, and 1:00 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Kentucky State Police Headquarters, 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort,Kentucky.

Accelerated entry applicant testing is scheduled to begin on Saturday, August 17, 2002. An applicant must turn in his/her application to one of the 16 Kentucky State Police posts no later than August 14, 2002, for this testing process. Applications for the accelerated entry program are available at each of the 16 Kentucky State Police posts, the Kentucky State Police Recruitment Office.

For additional information, please contact the Human Resources Branch/Recruitment Section, Kentucky State Police at (502)-695-6320.

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