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Monthly Activity/Fall Citizens Police Academy

Date of News Release: 07/01/2014

(Morehead, KY) - Kentucky State Police at Post 8 Morehead announce the final traffic and criminal activity report for June 2014. During June, Post 8 personnel issued 2,424 total citations. Of those citations, 31 were for DUI, 435 were for Speeding, 235 for No Seat Belt, and 31 for Child Restraint. In addition, there were 2,465 Vehicle Inspections and 299 Courtesy Notices issued. Post 8 also investigated 43 Traffic Collisions, one which was a fatal collision in Mason County, and investigated 1,212 Complaints. A total of 68 Criminal Cases were opened and 274 Criminal Arrests were made for the month of June 2014.

Additionally, Captain Brian Bowling, Commander of the Kentucky State Police at Morehead, announces that Troopers of the Morehead Post will be conducting Safety Checkpoints in addition to Moving Patrols throughout the Post 8 area during the entire month of June as well the remainder of the year 2014. Motorists are urged to be cautious and obey reduced speeds through road constructions.

This concentrated enforcement effort will utilize Troopers and Detectives assigned to and working the Morehead post area. Members of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) will also be utilized. They will focus on enforcing violations of Speeding, No Seat Belt, Child Restraint, Impaired Driving Laws, and Texting While Driving, as well as other violations of the Traffic Laws of Kentucky.

The Kentucky State Police in Morehead is also in the planning process for the next Citizens Police Academy (CPA) in the fall of 2014. The CPA will meet one night a week for 11 weeks and citizens will receive a comprehensive overview of the daily operations of the Kentucky State Police. Categories include Criminal Investigations, Criminal Patrol, Drug Investigations, Collision Investigations and many others. Graduation will be held during the 11th week. If anyone is interested in attending the CPA, contact Master Trooper Joe Veeneman at (606) 784-4127.