44 Kentucky State Police Troopers have been tasked with providing security at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
According to KSP, the Troopers will be temporarily sworn-in as local officers which will give them arresting powers during their duties, which will include traffic and crowd control, security, and other assignments.
“The brave men and women of the Kentucky State Police will once again proudly serve the commonwealth and the country as they assist in and around Washington, D.C. with tomorrow’s presidential inauguration,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “The peaceful transfer of power is crucial to our democracy. After the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and lawmakers, it is necessary that we ensure safety and security. Thank you to our KSP Troopers for always providing exceptional service and protection to all citizens.”
Approximately 90 outside law enforcement agencies are providing supporting security in Washington, D.C. for Wednesday's presidential inauguration.
The U.S. Marshal's service, which oversees the swearing-in of all law enforcement officers participating in the security of the presidential inauguration, says this year is the largest-single deputization, with over 20,000 law enforcement officers deputized for the event.
KSP troopers made their first appearance at the Presidential Inauguration of George W. Bush in 2005.
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