The Kentucky State Police Telecommunicator has an important role in one of the most elite state police agencies in the Unites States. The telecommunicator is a highly skilled team member, providing a vital link between the state troopers and the information they need to be effective and efficient in their daily operations. Often times called the “nerve center” of police operations they are the initial first responders, taking the call and dispatching emergency personnel including state and local police, fire and ambulatory services.

The Kentucky State Police recognizes the importance and significance of the Police Telecommunicator to both trooper and public safety and therefore goes to great lengths to ensure we provide the appropriate training and equipment for success.

If you are interested in a challenging yet rewarding career with the Kentucky State Police where you can make a positive difference in your local community and the state please visit and search our open opportunities.

Public Safety Telecommunicator I (Grade 10):
$41,084.16 (+ $3,100 training stipend once certified)

Public Safety Telecommunicator II (Grade 12):
$49,714.08 (+ $3,100 training stipend)

Public Safety Telecommunicator III (Grade 13):
$54,687.36 (+ $3,100 training stipend)

Public Safety Telecommunications Supervisor (Grade 14):
$60,513.60 (+ $3,100 training stipend)

Public Safety Telecommunications Manager (Grade 16):
$72,783.36 (+ $3,100 training stipend)

Clothing allowance

After the successful completion of the 12 month probationary period candidates will receive a 5% pay increase.

  • Retirement (KERS)
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick leave
  • Paid leave for voting, blood donation, military and court Holidays
  • Compensatory Leave
  • *Legal Defense Fund eligibility
  • *Mutual Assistance eligibility
  • Education:

High School Graduate

  • Special Requirements 

Must obtain certification as a Telecommunicator by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC) and LINK/NCIC Operator within twelve months of employment. Shall not have been convicted of a felony or other crimes pursuant to KRS 15.540. Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials

Typical work schedule includes nights, weekends, holidays and rotating shifts. Compensatory leave is available in lieu of paid overtime. In instances where candidates are required to work holidays they will accrue Comp time. Work is performed indoors with prolonged periods of sitting. High stress environment. A five-week academy is mandatory and held in Frankfort. Candidates will be required to stay in Frankfort during that time with room and board provided.