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New State Police Cadets Report For Accelerated Training Class

Date of News Release: 04/15/2012

Sgt. Tom Pyzik (right), of the Kentucky State Police Academy,  directed recruits to the registration area.

(Frankfort, KY) -- Forty-eight recruits from throughout the Commonwealth reported to the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort today to begin an intensive, accelerated training process designed for current law enforcement officers who want to become Kentucky State Troopers.

Lt. Steve Long (left), of the Kentucky State Police Academy,  addressed the new recruits during their initial formationCadet Class 90 is part of KSP's third Law Enforcement Accelerated Program (LEAP), a condensed course for current police officers who have three years of Kentucky Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS) law enforcement experience. The training cycle will run for 12 weeks rather than the 23 weeks of a traditional class. The class is tentatively scheduled to graduate on July 6, 2012.

Sgt. Curt Hall (right on platform), of the Kentucky State Police Academy, briefed the recruits about the physical testing process"Forty-five troopers retired from the agency in 2011," notes KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, "so we're always looking for new ways to replenish our ranks. Currently, we have a total of 900 troopers on our roster. The individuals in our accelerated classes bring a wealth of experience with them which results in a cost savings to our agency in terms of time and money. This allows us to get experienced troopers on the road more quickly while enhancing our level of protection to the citizens of Kentucky."

The first day's activities for the class included a variety of physical fitness tests such as weight lifting, sit-ups, push-ups, a 300 meter run and a 1-1/2 mile run.

Geographically, the cadets represent 37 communities throughout Kentucky. Three are from Burkesville. Annville, Ashland, Berea, Busy, Cumberland, Lawrenceburg, Lexington, Richmond and Somerset are each represented by two cadets.

The following Kentucky communities are each represented by one cadet: Barbourville, Bardstown, Baxter, Booneville, Bowling Green, Campbellsburg, Central City, Clay City, Corbin, Danville, Edgewood, Ewing, Flemingsburg, Grayson, Greenville, Hopkinsville, Leitchfield, Lynch, Morgantown, Nancy, Paintsville, Pineville, Providence, Salyersville, Science Hill, Shelbyville and Taylorsville.

Applicants interested in future cadet classes should visit the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/recruit/process.htm. Information at the site includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required and a downloadable study guide for the written test.

If more information is needed after visiting the website, applicants can call toll-free 1-866-360-3165 during office hours from 8 am- 4:30 pm (ET) Monday through Friday or leave a message any other time.

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