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Safe Schools Program

In the wake of recent school violence, and after a strong demand from area schools, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) with input from school administrators across the state, have developed a program aimed at helping all schools respond effectively during an active shooting incident.

The program does not set school policy. It provides four levels of KSP assistance to aid school officials in establishing their own action plans.

School administrators, depending on the need of the individual schools, can choose any one or all four levels of the assistance being offered.


KSP has unveiled it’s new Safe Schools Program for younger kids! In an effort to teach kids about school safety, and not scare them, we are providing this video for schools to use as a resource for their kids.

We welcome any school or organization to utilize this video as a tool in their classroom. Feel free to use the streaming link from YouTube, or download the file here.

Choose the Level that is Right for You

KSP will provide on-site visits to the requesting school where a review of the schools current plan of action will be conducted and evaluated. Recommendations for school protocols, if requested by school officials, will be provided from the KSP school safety pamphlet.


KSP will assist and participate in school ‘lock down’ drills. Provide feedback and additional information to school officials based on the ‘most likely’ police responses and needs.

KSP will provide an on-site visit and walk through assessing strengths and weaknesses of the facility. Provide ‘target hardening’ information to school officials via the KSP multi-layered school security checklist.

KSP will provide a three-hour block of job-specific training for school personnel designed to give options for consideration when facing an active shooter. Training will consist of classroom instruction along with the opportunity to take part in realistic scenarios to build confidence to survive an active shooting event.


Post Supervisor
KSP Post 1 Mayfield – (270) 856-3721

LT Dean Patterson

KSP Post 2 Madisonville – (270) 676-3313

Sgt. Jeff Ayre

KSP Post 3 Bowling Green – (270) 782-2010 Sgt. Tucker Carmichael
KSP Post 4 Elizabethtown – (270) 766-5078 Sgt. Jonathan Vaughn and Trp. James Martin
KSP Post 5 Campbellsburg – (502) 532-6363 Lt. David Trimble
KSP Post 6 Dry Ridge – (859) 428-1212 Sgt. Mac McDonald
KSP Post 7 Richmond – (859) 623-2404 Sgt. Toby Coyle
KSP Post 8 Morehead – (606) 784-4127 Sgt. Brian Evans
KSP Post 9 Pikeville – (606) 433-7711 Sgt. John Gabbard
KSP Post 10 Harlan – (606) 573-3131 Sgt. Danny Caudill
KSP Post 11 London – (606) 878-6622 Captain Glenn Todd Dalton
KSP Post 12 Frankfort – (502) 227-2221 Lt. Shawn Darby
KSP Post 13 Hazard – (606) 435-6069 Sgt. Billy Pollard
KSP Post 14 Ashland – (606) 928-6421 Sgt. Erik Kouns
KSP Post 15 Columbia – (270) 384-4796 Lt. Jeremy Johnson
KSP Post 16 Henderson – (270) 826-3312 Sgt. Jackie Carver