Kentucky State Police Seeking New Candidates

Kentucky State Police is launching "KSP Class 101," which will put new hires alongside experienced troopers.

Posted: Aug 28, 2020 12:24 PM
Updated: Aug 28, 2020 12:28 PM

Kentucky State Police (KSP) is seeking applicants to join KSP Class 101, which will combine training of experienced officers alongside new hires.

KSP is looking for certified law enforcement officers who want to increase their training and further develop their careers by joining KSP.

Additionally, KSP is also looking for applications from candidates without prior law enforcement experience who want to be trained to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky with honor, courage, and integrity, while enhancing the public safety response to all citizens.

Experienced officers who possess at least two years of Kentucky law enforcement experience can complete 13 weeks of training at the academy through the Agency's Law Enforcement Accelerated Program (LEAP).

Traditional new hire candidates will complete 24 weeks of basic training academy, then both LEAP and basic training cadets will graduate the academy as KSP Troopers. Traditional graduates will undergo field training post-graduation once they arrive at their KSP Post assignment.

Eligible applicants must possess one of the following criteria to apply:

  • High school diploma or GED with three years of full-time work experience
  • Sixty (60) semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) years of active military duty

LEAP candidates must possess two years of experience as a full-time, sworn law enforcement officer in Kentucky.

Cadets qualifying for the Academy with a high school diploma/GED and three years of full-time work experience will graduate with an associate’s degree, tuition-free, as part of their training.

Interested individuals can find more information on the KSP recruitment page.

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