Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Branch is located at Headquarters in Frankfort, KY. The KSP Public Affairs Branch is under the command of Lieutenant Michael B. Webb. Lieutenant Webb received his KSP commission in June of 2004 and was appointed the commander of Public Affairs in November of 2013.
KSP Selling Raffle Tickets For Dodge Charger R/T 392
The Kentucky State Police are taking a walk on the wild side this year to support their Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children. The agency is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2018 Dodge Charger R/T 392 ScatPack, a four-door, five passenger ride that combines legendary muscle car heritage with safety and comfort features suitable for family duty.
Cloaked in a Destroyer Grey exterior and a black interior, it features an iconic design with a low, lean profile, scalloped body sides and an imposing crosshair grille. Built to run, its V8 SRT HEMI MDS engine delivers 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque — enough performance for any job from navigating superhighways to driving the kids to school. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the vehicle blends classic hot-rod performance with modern sensibility. (A full list of features and equipment can be found on the KSP website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org.
Edmunds.com described the 2018 Charger as “an unapologetic American sedan with massive power and brash style. It looks cool and makes cool noises.” Kelly Blue Book called it “a modern sedan that displays rowdy, All-American bravado backed up with plenty of horsepower. It looks tough. It looks mean. It looks you right in the eye.”
Tickets are $10 each and are available at any KSP post or CVE region office located throughout the state. Tickets can also be purchased online by debit or credit card payment at TrooperIsland.org. They can be purchased at the KSP booth at the Farm Machinery Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center February 14-17 as well. Only 20,000 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn on August 26, 2018 at the Kentucky State Fair. Ticket holders do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Raffle winner is responsible for all tax and license fees. To purchase tickets online, click on the following link https://squareup.com/store/trooper-island-inc/ (Charitable gaming license #0000633.)
Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers.
Trooper Teddy Bear Program
The Trooper Teddy Bear Project came to life in December of 1989 after Kentucky First Lady Martha Wilkinson hosted a gala fundraiser at Red Mile Racecourse earlier that summer. The black tie event raised the needed funds to purchase 2,000 Trooper Teddy Bears. The concept of the program was for Troopers to provide stuffed animals to children during traumatic experiences such as a car crash, child or sexual abuse cases and also distribute to terminally ill children. The first allotment of bears included a personal note on each stuffed animal from First Lady Wilkinson. KSP partnered with the Indiana State Police with this effort and they too passed out Trooper Bears. The program ran out of funding in early 2000 until recently when KSP was able to utilize asset forfeiture funds from criminal drug activity to purchase bears. The agency plans to sustain the program by offering the bears for sale to the public.
Public Affairs & Highway Safety
This branch provides technical assistance to agency Public Affairs Officers, including agency Crime Prevention activities and shall function as liaison between Headquarters and the media. The Public Affairs Branch shall be responsible for the development of current and future prevention and education strategies and programs to combat illegal drug activity.
Our mission is to plan and execute a comprehensive traffic safety programs to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on Kentucky's roadways, utilizing present and potential resources on the local, state, and national levels. The Kentucky State Police coordinates highway safety programs focused on public outreach and education, enforcement, promotion of new safety technology, integration of public health strategies and techniques, advocacy for traffic safety issues, and collaboration with state and local governments