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KSP Accelerated Entry Cadet Class Begins

Frankfort, KY - Members of the Kentucky State Police 80th Cadet Class began their 11-week training at the State Police Academy in Frankfort, Sunday, October 27, 2002. With 33 cadet troopers reporting for duty. This is the inaugural accelerated entry cadet class.

This class is comprised of law enforcement officers with at least three years of previous law enforcement experience and is a change from the standard 22 weeks of training cadets normally undergo. The Kentucky State Police Accelerated Entry Program has been created to expedite the selection, training and placement of individuals who already possess the skills, experience and certification meeting Kentucky's Peace Officer Professional Standards.

Cadets will be living on-site in the KSP Academy located at 919 Versailles Road in Frankfort for the duration of their training. They will be allowed to leave the premises only on the weekends.

To date, there are 33 members of the KSP 80th Cadet Class. The class is comprised of 30 white males and three African-American males.

During their 11 weeks of training, KSP cadets learn the laws and statutes of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the history of the Kentucky State Police organization, as well as how to conduct accident and criminal investigations, drive pursuit vehicles and DUI enforcement and many other aspects of becoming a Kentucky State Police trooper. The cadets will graduate January 10, 2003.

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