Sgt. John Kearns
Kentucky State Police
Office (502) 797-3360
New KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Cadets Report For Training
Date of News Release: 07/29/2012
(Frankfort, Ky.) -- Twenty-one recruits from throughout the Commonwealth reported to the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort today to begin an intensive 26-week training process designed to prepare them for duty as KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers.
"Operating as a division of the Kentucky State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers play an important role in keeping our roadways safe," notes KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer. "Through education and safety awareness, they encourage and promote a safe driving environment among motorists and monitor commercial motor vehicles for compliance with both state and federal laws. As sworn law enforcement officers with the power of arrest, they often work side-by-side with Kentucky State troopers at crash scenes and drug interdictions as well as taking part in criminal investigations, traffic control and emergency response."
The first day's activities for the class included a variety of physical fitness tests such as weight lifting, sit-ups, push-ups, a 300 meter run and a 1-1/2 mile run.
Geographically, the cadets represent the following Kentucky communities: Auxier, Calvin, Campbellsburg, Clarkson, Frankfort, Franklin, Greenville, Hindman, Lebanon, Lexington, Louisa, Louisville, Mount Vernon, Pikeville, Richmond, Shepherdsville, Staffordsville, Whitley City, Williamsburg and Winchester. One cadet is from Harrogate, Tenn.
Six of the cadets have prior military experience. Three have earned bachelor's degrees and three have completed associate degrees. One has experience with the KSP Facilities Security Branch.
Applicants interested in future CVE officer employment opportunities should visit the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/cve/careeropportunities.htm. Information at the site includes an outline of the application process and a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications. A downloadable application will be available when the process reopens in the future.
If more information is needed after visiting the website, applicants can call toll-free 1-866-360-3165 during office hours from 8 am- 4:30 pm (ET) Monday through Friday or leave a message any other time.
The Kentucky State Police is a law enforcement agency that prides itself on attracting the best individuals to become law enforcement personnel. KSP affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, or age. For a copy of the KSP Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, click on http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/pdf/EEOP_Short_Form.pdf