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Kentucky State Police Coming to Knott County Looking for Trooper Applicants

Date of News Release: 12/04/2007

FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 4, 2007) - The Kentucky State Police announces that testing for trooper applicants will be held at 8:30 a.m. (EST) on Saturday, December 15, 2007, at the Knott Central High School located at 96 Perkins-Madden Road, Hindman.

"The Kentucky State Police has always had a large group of applicants from the Hazard post area," remarked Captain Jeff Caudill, commander of the Hazard post. "We encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a Kentucky State Trooper to contact the post for more information. If you meet the minimum requirements, you will be able to test here in Hindman."

You may also contact the Kentucky State Police Recruitment Branch at 1-866-360-3165. Anyone interested in obtaining information about joining the KSP can call the number during office hours from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, or leave a message any other time. More information and application forms available for download are on the Internet at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/.

Applicants to the KSP must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, in good health and possess a valid drivers license with no more than six driver demerit points. Applicants must also possess a minimum of 60 college credit hours or an associate's degree from an accredited college or university or be a high school graduate with at least two years of either active military duty or experience as a full-time, sworn law enforcement officer.

Applications are also being accepted for a potential accelerated-entry class. The accelerated-entry program shortens the length of cadet training from 23 weeks to 11 weeks for current Kentucky peace officers with at least three (3) years of full-time law enforcement duty. These officers must also be a Peace Officer Professional Standards (POPS) certified officer.

The starting salary for a Kentucky State Trooper, including a training stipend, is nearly $40,000.

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