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Kentucky State Police Coming to Elizabethtown Looking for Trooper Applicants

Date of Release: 10/17/05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 17, 2005) - The Kentucky State Police announces that testing for trooper applicants will be held at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at Central Hardin High School located in Cecilia. This testing date marks the first time in many years the KSP has conducted regional testing for trooper applicants.

"The Kentucky State Police has always had a large group of applicants from the Elizabethtown post area," remarked Captain John Ward, commander of the Elizabethtown post. "We encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a Kentucky State Trooper to contact the post for more information. If you meet the minimum requirements, you will be able to test here in Elizabethtown."

A Kentucky State Police recruiter will be available to provide information to prospective applicants and answer questions about a career with the department at the Elizabethtown Post on Friday, October 21, 2005 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.. Interested persons are encouraged to stop by that evening, or anytime during regular business hours for more information.

You may also contact the Kentucky State Police Recruitment Branch at 1-866-360-3165. Anyone interested in obtaining information about joining the KSP can call the number during office hours from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, or leave a message any other time. More information plus an application form available for download are on the Internet at

Applicants to the KSP must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, in good health and possess a valid drivers license with no more than six driver demerit points. Applicants must also possess a minimum of 60 college credit hours or an associate's degree from an accredited college or university or be a high school graduate with at least two years of either active military duty or experience as a full-time, sworn law enforcement officer.

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