KSP Begins Applicant Testing for Cadet Trooper Positions

FRANKFORT, Ky.- The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for cadet trooper positions. Individuals with a desire for a challenging and rewarding career in public service are encouraged to apply. The testing process begins with both written and physical agility testing.

Individuals can obtain an application on-line at www.kentuckystatepolice.org. Applications should be printed, completed and mailed to: KSP Human Resources Branch, 919 Versailles Rd., Frankfort, KY 40601.

Applications also can be obtained at any of the 16 KSP posts, at KSP Driver Testing Branches and at KSP Headquarters, 919 Versailles Rd., Frankfort.

For more information about joining KSP, testing dates, or locating a KSP post or branch, go on-line at www.kentuckystatepolice.org or call the KSP Recruiting Office’s toll-free number, 1-866-360-3165. The phone is manned during office hours from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (ET), Monday-Friday. A message can be left during non-office hours.

Applicants to the KSP must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, in good health and possess a valid drivers license with no more than six driver demerit points. Applicants must also possess a minimum of 60 college credit hours or an associate’s degree 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.

Applications are also being accepted for a potential accelerated-entry class. The accelerated-entry program shortens the length of cadet training from 23 week to 11 weeks for current Kentucky peace officers with at least three (3) years of full-time law enforcement duty. These officers must also be a Peace Officer Professional Standards (POPS) certified officer.

The starting salary for a Kentucky State Trooper, including a training stipend, is nearly $40,000.

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