Ribbon cutting ceremony of multi-purpose complex that will house KSP Post 4
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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2020) – Kentucky State Police celebrated the opening of a new facility that will house Post 4 Operations in Elizabethtown. The 61,754-square-foot campus will replace the post’s previous site that was located at 1055 N. Mulberry Street. The new facility is located at 820 Glendale Road in Elizabethtown on 14.3 acres of land owned by the Commonwealth.
The ceremony was led by KSP Colonel Chad White who provided details about the new post and the cost savings it will bring to the agency.
“It’s more than just a Post,” White said while addressing guests. “We now have space to host regional in-service training which will immediately reduce travel costs for employees attending mandatory training. Additionally, the complex provides a large evidence storage impound that will allow multiple posts to utilize that space.”
White also detailed other benefits of the new facility including ease of access to the interstate, recruitment opportunities and added office space for other KSP branches.
“I don’t see any negatives to this project,” White said. “We were able to utilize a building and land that was already owned by the Commonwealth and partnered with other state agencies to renovate the space in a cost-effective manner.”
Justice Mary Noble, Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony.
“The Cabinet is delighted to repurpose an existing state facility to better accommodate the needs for this state police post,” said Justice Noble.
This project began in September of 2017 and was coordinated by the KSP Properties Management Branch. Other key departments involved included the Department of Highways District 4, Department of Housing Buildings and Construction, the Division of Engineering and Contracting and the Commonwealth Office of Technology.
Post 4 Captain Daniel White talked specifically about the impact the new space will have on his troopers and staff.
“In addition to the statewide advantages Colonel White mentioned, this facility will house all Post 4 operations and telecommunications services,” noted Capt. White. “This includes a new state-of-the-art telecommunications center and tower that will immediately impact Elizabethtown and surrounding counties.”
White went on to discuss the community impact the complex will have.
“The partnerships we have developed during this renovation have exceeded our expectations,” added White. “We have a new school being built right across the street from our Post. We believe this will have a huge impact on school safety. We have been meeting and working with the school system to share resources and information that will benefit all of us.”
“We now have extra space – not only for our own agency, but also to share with our local and federal partners when they need meeting facilities or large-scale training venues,” added White.
KSP Post 4 Elizabethtown currently serves Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hardin, Jefferson, Larue, Meade, and Nelson Counties. For information or to contact KSP Post 4 visit https://kentuckystatepolice.org/post4/.
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Photo Caption: KSP ribbon cutting ceremony featuring from left to right: Elizabethtown Mayor Jeff Gregory, Capt. Daniel White, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Mary Noble, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, Deputy Secretary Ronnie Bastin, and Capt. Eric Walker.