State Police Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Tuesday marks a milestone for Kentucky State Police. This is the 60th anniversary of the agency.

The KSP was formed in 1948 by then-Governor Earl Clements.

The FBI and Indiana State Police helped train the first officers. There were originally 147 members.

Today, the agency has 16 posts and nearly one thousand troopers.


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  • by Gale Location: Lancaster on Jul 2, 2008 at 04:50 AM
    Way To Go...KSP- You all deserve so much more than you get- You risk your life each and every day...May God Bless You and Your Families for sharing you with us and I know they worry about your safety each time you leave home. Thanks for keeping us safe.
  • by hmmm Location: wondering on Jul 1, 2008 at 01:10 PM
    Does this mean that the FOP will stop harassing me every week for a donation, despite my repeated requests to stop calling?
  • by What Location: RIchmond on Jul 1, 2008 at 12:01 PM
    I must agree state police is one of teh best if not the best in ky.
  • by Me Location: Frankfort on Jul 1, 2008 at 09:45 AM
    Happy 60th KSP!!!!
  • by Barb on Jul 1, 2008 at 09:37 AM
    The Kentucky State Police has a long history of respect, hard work, and discipline. The hours are long, the job is dangerous and the pay could and should be better, but the fewer than a thousand across the entire state do this job with honor and dignity. They protect and serve us. Thank you, Kentucky State Police.

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