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New Troopers Assigned to Post 8

Date of News Release: 11/02/2015

Trooper Derrek Lovett of Williamsburg, Trooper Steven Morris of London and Scott Townsley of McKee Trooper Derrek Lovett of Williamsburg, Trooper Steven Morris of London and Scott Townsley of McKee

(Morehead, KY) - The Kentucky State Police Training Academy presented diplomas to 45 new Troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort on October 29, 2015. Their addition to the force brings the agency's strength to a total of 880 Troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Post 8 Morehead welcomes Trooper Derrek Lovett of Williamsburg, Trooper Steven Morris of London and Scott Townsley of McKee.

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.

Each new trooper will be supervised by a training officer for six to eight weeks after reporting to their post assignments. Troopers Lovett, Morris and Townsley will be assigned to Morgan and Elliott Counties.