Pikeville, KY. (October 28, 2021) – On Oct. 27, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman joined Kentucky State Police (KSP) to recognize the promotion of 26 officers at a ceremony held at the Embassy Suites. The agency commissioned troopers and officers who were promoted since May 1, 2021 including one lieutenant colonel, one major, four captains, four lieutenants, and sixteen sergeants.
KSP Commissioner Phillip Burnett, Jr. challenged troopers and officers to strive for excellence. “It’s an incredible responsibility. You’ve earned it, but now you have to keep earning it, each and every day,” said Burnett. “I have every confidence that you will do just that, never allowing anything to tarnish the accomplishments you have worked so hard to achieve.”
KSP Post 9 Commander Randal Surber said, “Sergeant Newsome is a great asset to the Pikeville Post with his many years of experience. Newsome has served at the Pikeville Post his entire career and we are glad to have him continue his career here in his new role as Sergeant.”
Trooper Kevin J. Newsome was promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Post 9 Pikeville. Newsome has served with KSP for 25 years and is Floyd County native.
A complete listing of all the officers who promoted can be found here.
The mission of KSP is to promote public safety through service, integrity and professionalism using partnerships to prevent, reduce and deter crime and the fear of crime, enhance highway safety through education and enforcement, safeguard property and protect individual rights.
This year, the number one priority for KSP is creating a better Kentucky by making the commonwealth’s streets safer, communities stronger and the nation more secure by providing exceptional law enforcement made up of a diverse workforce. For more information about career opportunities with KSP visit their website.
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