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Three New Troopers Assigned to Post 14

Date of News Release: 07/09/2012

From Left to Right-  Tim Duvall, Eric Homan, Nathaniel Carter

(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland has added three new troopers to the ranks at Post 14 Ashland. These troopers were graduates of Kentucky State Police Class # 90 which graduated on July 6, 2012. The graduation and commissioning ceremony of 40 new troopers was held at the Franklin Convention Center in Frankfort, KY.

The new troopers were part of the agency'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. They started an 11-week training cycle on April 15, 2012 in a class that consisted of 48 cadets. Eight resigned during the weeks of constant mental and physical challenges that followed.

The training included more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigation, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.

The new troopers are:

Trooper Unit Prior Agency
Tim Duvall 610 Catlettsburg Police Department
Eric Homan 1071 Ashland Police Department
Nathaniel Carter 349 Grayson Police Department

Duvall, of Catlettsburg, KY, is a 1985 graduate of Boyd County High School and a 1988 graduate of ACTC. He is married to Sandra Duvall.

Homan, of Cincinnati, OH, is a 2003 graduate of Turpin High School (Ohio) and a 2007 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.

Carter, of Grayson, KY, is a 2004 graduate of Fairview High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. He is married to Renae Carter.

These troopers county assignments are pending. The new troopers will be supervised by a training officer for six to eight weeks after reporting to their post duty assignments.

KSP will begin accepting applications for its next traditional, 23-week cadet class on Aug. 1, 2012. The class is scheduled for the summer of 2013. Additional information and testing dates will be announced at that time. Applicants must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, in good health and possess a valid driver's license with no more than six driver demerit points. Applicants must also possess a minimum of 60 semester hours 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. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at for more information or to download an application. Anyone interested in obtaining more information after visiting the website can call 1-866-360-3165 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, or leave a message any other time.

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