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37 new officers ready to join the Kentucky State Police – Harlan Enterprise

37 new officers ready to join the Kentucky State Police – Harlan Enterprise

37 new police officers ready to serve with the Kentucky State Police

Published 8:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2024

Thirty-seven police officers graduated from the Kentucky State Police (KSP) training academy in Frankfort on Friday and are now preparing to begin their duties across the state.

Keith L. Jackson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Public Safety, attended the ceremony today on behalf of Governor Beshear to welcome the new police officers to Team Kentucky.

“To the cadets of Class 104, thank you for your willingness to serve, your love of public service and your commitment to protecting our 4.5 million Kentuckians,” Jackson said. “The Beshear-Coleman administration is proud to be your partner in building Kentucky’s new home by creating a better, safer place for all.”

On Jan. 7, Cadet Class 104 arrived at the training academy to begin 24 weeks of intensive training to learn the professional skills required to perform the duties of a state trooper. The graduating cadets will support the State Police mission of promoting public safety through service, integrity and professionalism by utilizing partnerships to prevent, reduce and deter crime and the fear of crime, increase traffic safety through education and enforcement, protect property and uphold individual rights.

Graduates of Cadet Class 104 have received over 1,000 hours of classroom and field training in subjects such as constitutional, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed pursuits, criminal investigation, computer literacy, hostage negotiation, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, accident investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, computer crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.

“I am pleased to welcome these new cadets to the rank of Trooper,” said KSP Commissioner Phillip Burnett. “The Academy staff has invested their time, energy and heart to ensure you receive the skills you need to meet any challenges you face. I have no doubt you will serve with honor, integrity and valor.”