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KSP looking for applicants


The Kentucky State Police will hold testing for trooper applicants at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at Knott Central High School in Hindman.

“The Kentucky State Police has always had a large group of applicants from the Hazard post area,” remarked Captain Jeff Caudill, commander of the Hazard post. “We encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a Kentucky State Trooper to contact the post for more information. If you meet the minimum requirements, you will be able to test here in Hindman.”

For more information, call the Kentucky State Police Recruitment Branch at 1-866- 360-3165 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Information and application forms available for download are on the Internet at http:// www.kentuckystatepolice.org/.

Applicants to the KSP must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citi- zen, in good health and possess a valid driver’s 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 acceleratedentry program shortens the length of cadet training from 23 weeks to 11 weeks for current Kentucky peace officers with at least three 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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