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Security at Kentucky Capitol getting reinforcements

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A security force assigned to the Capitol
and other government buildings in Frankfort will be getting
reinforcements.
Kentucky State Police Sgt. Brian Evans, who oversees the
detachment, said 15 additional officers will be added by early
September, bringing the total to 55.
Evans said staffing in the KSP's Facilities Security Branch had
dwindled through attrition in recent years, and the 40 remaining
officers were routinely working overtime to cover all shifts.
The additional officers will complete a training program at the
state police academy before reporting for duty.
The security detail is stationed at entrances to the Capitol and
other buildings to ensure the safety of government workers as well
as visitors.

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