Local/Regional News
5:57 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

New Class Of Troopers Joins Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police Academy welcomed 62 new troopers to the KSP ranks Tuesday.

The newly-minted officers sang the state song as part of their graduation in Frankfort. The ceremony marked the end of a 23-week training that proved too difficult for 25 cadets in the original class.

The 62 new troopers bring the total number of Kentucky State Police to 880. They will replace 63 outgoing troopers. KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the department is still short on manpower, however, as it remains 100 officers below its fully authorized strength.

The troopers’ training included over a thousand hours of classroom and field study in subjects ranging from high speed vehicle pursuit to computer literacy.