WHAT: KSP Safety Town Open House WHEN: Friday, August 19, 2016, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Kentucky State Fair, South Wing, Section B, KB-07 WHO: Kentucky State Police WHY: Media Open House to celebrate 56 years of the KSP Safety Town exhibit at the Kentucky State Fair and to educate the public about this community outreach program.
Safety Town history packets and media interviews available to media members who stop by at either open house.
Now Hiring: KSP Telecommunicator I
Now Hiring: KSP Telecommunicator I positions in the Morehead Post area. To learn more about this opportunity please contact Joyce Waddle at 606-784-4127.
Win this Truck for $10.00 and Support Trooper Island
To support its Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children, the Kentucky State Police is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2016 Dodge RAM 1500 Big Horn® Crew Cab 4x4 pickup truck. The truck features include: a Brilliant Black Pearl-Coat exterior and Black-Diesel Gray interior; a four-door, air-conditioned crew cab with heated, leather front seats embroidered with the KSP seal on the headrest; a 5.7 liter V8 HEMI MDS VVT engine with 395 horsepower; an eight-speed automatic transmission and a five-year/60,000 mile powertrain limited warranty. (Visit Click here for a full list of features and equipment for a full list of features and equipment). Tickets are $10 each. To purchase a ticket, contact any KSP post or CVE Region office located throughout the state. Tickets are also available online by debit or credit card payment at https://squareup.com/market/trooper-island-inc. Only 20,000 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn on August 28, 2016 at the Kentucky State Fair. Ticket holders do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Raffle winner is responsible for all tax and license fees. Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers. Visit http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.html for more information. (Charitable gaming license #0000633.)
KSP Troopers Receive Raises Effective Today
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2016) - Kentucky State Police troopers are beginning to receive much-needed pay raises today as provisions in the new state budget take effect.
Gov. Matt Bevin and the General Assembly worked in bipartisan fashion this year to include salary increases in the budget and support a permanent pay scale for KSP, which will benefit the agency for many years to come. The pay scale resulted from companion legislation championed by Sen. Chris McDaniel.
"From day one, Gov. Bevin has made a commitment to protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth by investing in law enforcement," said KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. "Today, we are now seeing that commitment coming to fruition. This will immediately impact both our recruiting efforts and retention capabilities. The institution of a permanent pay scale will allow KSP to recruit quality applicants and retain experienced troopers longer, directly effecting service to the Commonwealth."
>FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 13, 2016) – The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for the agency's fourth Law Enforcement Accelerated Program (LEAP), which is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2017. This 11-week program is designed for current law enforcement officers who would like to become Kentucky State Troopers. Applicants must have three years of Kentucky Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS) law enforcement experience by March 1, 2017.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 11, 2016) -- With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting that most of the U.S. will face well above average temperatures this summer, Kentucky State Police is warning parents and caregivers about the fatal dangers posed by leaving children in hot cars.
"Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash related deaths for children ages 14 and younger," says Sgt. Michael Webb, a spokesman for the agency. "Your car can become an oven very quickly, reaching temperatures of 125 degrees in minutes even with the windows cracked."
"A child's body heats up three to five times faster than that of an adult," adds Webb, "and heat stroke can occur in temperatures as low as 57 degrees. On an 80-degree day, a car can reach deadly levels in just 10 minutes."