The Kentucky State Police Academy is an intense, 24-week paramilitary environment designed to teach our Cadets the job skills necessary to perform the duties of a Trooper. Those selected to attend our Academy will receive more than 1,000 hours of training covering all aspects of law enforcement, including Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Criminal Investigations, Emergency Driving, Strategies and Tactics of Patrol Stops (STOPS), Counter-Ambush, and more.
Cadets are paid and receive benefits during the Academy. All equipment and agency clothing are issued. Meals and living arrangements while assigned to the Academy are provided by KSP. Minimal expense to the Cadet is required prior to beginning your career.
Many job opportunities await you after graduation. The career of a Kentucky State Trooper can be as exciting and as fulfilling as you wish to make it. Being able to wear the uniform and the campaign hat represent something special. Being a Kentucky State Trooper means being held to a higher standard. It represents something greater than yourself. It’s a family. It’s a way of life. We welcome you into our agency and wish you well throughout your career. However, regardless of the path your career takes, it all starts at the Kentucky State Police Academy.