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KSP Post 2 Graduates Second Citizens Police Academy Class

Date of News Release: 12/13/2010

from left to right:Captain William Marks Jr., Commander Post 2 Madisonville, Alan Powell, Carol Kittinger, Tom Toler, Mike Tomblinson, Scott McFerrin, Ruby Sneed, Brandon Killebrew, Chaun Castleberry, Chip Tate, Mae Cobb, Tony Frederick, Sonja Grable, Wesley Thomas, Pat Ballard, and Trooper Stu Recke, Post 2 Madisonville Public Affairs Officer.  Not pictured Kay Mallicoat and Stephen Spence

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On Tuesday, December 7, 2010, the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville held its graduation for the second KSP Post 2 Citizens Police Academy at the Madisonville Community College. Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Gannon, Commander of the Administrative Division, and Captain William Marks Jr., Commander of Post 2 Madisonville, were on hand to present the participants with their graduation certificates. Major Ricki Allen, West Troop Commander, was also present at the ceremony.

The 11-week academy began on September 28 and concluded with its graduation on December 7. During the course of the academy, the sixteen (16) participants learned about the many facets of the Kentucky State Police including patrol, traffic stops, collision investigations, commercial vehicle enforcement, criminal investigations, drug investigations, dispatching, the legal process, special operations, and Trooper Island. Participants also took part in simulated traffic stops and a mock crime scene. The class was treated to a tour of the Western Laboratory and the Post. The class met on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 at the Madisonville Community College. For more information on the Kentucky State Police, please visit our web site at

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