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Josh James / WUKY

A fresh class of Kentucky State Troopers took their oath of office Thursday. The newly sworn-in graduates of the KSP Academy enter the force at a time of heightened scrutiny on law enforcement.

State Police Looking For New Troopers

Sep 29, 2015
Kentucky State Police

People interested in becoming a Kentucky State Police trooper can now apply for the agency's 94th Academy.  Written tests start next month and are being given in Pikeville, Murray, Bowling Green, Barbourville and Frankfort. Each city has a different testing date and deadline. Deadlines begin next Monday.

Mobile App For Kentucky State Police Now Available

Jul 30, 2015
Kentucky State Police

People who want to report a crime, access forms and submit confidential tips may now do so through a mobile app for Kentucky State Police.  But police say it's not for use in an emergency, and people should still use 911 for such events.

Medal Awarded Posthumously To Slain State Police Trooper

Jun 12, 2015
Kentucky State Police

A Kentucky State Police trooper killed in the line of duty has been honored with the Governor's Medal of Valor nearly 50 years after his death.  The award was presented posthumously on Thursday to Delano G. Powell.

The next class of Kentucky State Police cadets – who start learning the ropes later this month – will be the first to experience the state’s new $4.5 million dollar trooper Training Academy in Frankfort. But as attracting those recruits can also be a challenge.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky State Police troopers gathered to memorialize their fallen Monday. This year’s ceremony happened to land on the same day as the unveiling of new statue honoring those officers who died in the line of duty.

New Kentucky State Police Academy Dedicated In Frankfort

Apr 28, 2015

When Kentucky State Police cadets report for training next month, it will be at a different facility in Frankfort.  The new Kentucky State Police Academy is at the site of a minimum-security prison closed in 2011 after the prison population dropped.

Josh James / WUKY

With construction on a new Kentucky State Police trooper training facility nearing completion in Frankfort, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer says officers are preparing to shift operations from their 30-plus year home inside headquarters to a larger, more secluded location.

State Police Experiencing Trooper Shortage

Jan 24, 2015

Kentucky State Police is about 100 troopers short of its authorized staffing level, due in part to retirements and challenges in finding recruits.

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The last surviving member of the first Kentucky State Police cadet class has died at the age of 94.  Services are to be Wednesday in Prestonsburg for retired lieutenant Chester Potter.  Potter died Saturday at a nursing home.