Students will receive instruction from certified troopers along with outside criminal justices professionals.
Elizabethtown, KY. (February 11, 2019) –The Kentucky State Police (KSP) “Citizens’ Police Academy provides an excellent opportunity for citizens, who work or live in Kentucky to become familiar with the day to day operations of the Agency. This will enable participants to gain a better understanding of the guidelines, procedures, responsibilities, demands, personnel, equipment, policies and laws that guide the Agency’s decision-making process.
The academy is not intended to turn citizens into police officers. It does however, allow citizens to learn more about the police operations. Citizens will become better informed as to the actual role of the police and in return, the police will benefit from the wealth of knowledge that citizens are able to share regarding their communities. Classes will begin on March 12, 2019 and will be held each week for a total of 10 weeks at KSP Post 4 located at 820 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701.
Students will receive instruction from certified troopers along with outside criminal justices professionals. A graduation ceremony for the participants will be held on the last night of class. Participants will also be encouraged to do a ride along with a trooper during one of their shifts. This experience will provide first-hand knowledge of what it is like to “work the street” in a cruiser.