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New KSP Cadet Class Reports For Training On Sunday, July 17

Date of Release: 07/13/05

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Eighty trooper cadets from throughout the commonwealth and six other states are scheduled to begin 22 weeks of training at the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort on Sunday, July 17.

Cadets are expected to arrive at 1 p.m. EDT. News media representatives are welcome to shoot photos or video throughout the afternoon. The cadets will not be available for interviews, but academy staff will be available for comments. Activities will include cadet check-in and orientation, introduction of academy staff, haircuts, issuing of uniforms, personal gear, instruction materials and equipment, assignment of dorm rooms, a one-and-a-half-mile run and a variety of physical fitness training and testing.

Geographically, the cadets represent 60 communities throughout Kentucky. Four are from Louisville and four are from Murray. Three are from Columbia. The communities of Leitchfield, Mayfield, Oak Grove and Richmond are each represented by two cadets. Other Kentucky communities represented include Albany, Ashland, Avawam, Beaver Dam, Berea, Big Clifty, Booneville, Calvert City, Campbellsville, Clinton, Combs, Crestwood, Davin, Eddyville, Elizabethtown, Elkhorn City, Elkton, Evarts, Fairdale, Florence, Frankfort, Galveston, Hardinsburg, Hopkinsville, Irvine, Jackson, Lancaster, Lawrenceburg, Lexington, Lily, Livingston, London, Manchester, Morehead, Mt. Sterling, Mt. Vernon, Mt. Washington, Olive Hill, Paintsville, Partridge, Pikeville, Richmond, Salyersville, Shelbiana, Shelbyville, Slaughters, Summersville, Union, Vicco, Wallingford, Wallins, and Winchester, Eight cadets are from out of state.

During their training, the cadets will study the laws and statutes of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the history of the KSP, as well accident and criminal investigation techniques, vehicle pursuit, DUI enforcement, firearms training, first aid, and many other aspects of becoming a Kentucky State Police trooper. The cadets are tentatively expected to graduate on Dec. 20, 2005.

The Kentucky State Police Academy is located at 919 Versailles Road in Frankfort.

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