KSP Hopes To Increase Manpower With New Recruit Class

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Updated: 6/10/2013 12:19 am

Kentucky State Police said they are facing some of their largest shortages of manpower in more than 30 years.

Ninety recruits from across the Commonwealth reported to their first day of KSP Academy in Frankfort on Sunday. Troopers said these men and women will be the next generation of KSP.

The training is an intense 23-week program designed to challenge the cadets’ body, mind and spirit.

Throughout their training, cadets will have to complete more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study.

Capt. David Jude said the drop out rate is high for KSP Academy. Jude said in the past about 20 percent of the cadets won’t graduate.

This class is scheduled to graduate on November 19.

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KSPTrooperWife - 6/10/2013 8:44 PM
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I think the correct question would be can we afford not to? Trust me...you may feel different when you're on the other end of that 911 call and help is 20 minutes out or more. Lexington and Louisville alone have manpower in the thousands just for their own area... whereas for the entire state of Kentucky there are about 300 actual road troopers. You want more of these guys and girls out there with the training they receive. This is me being polite trying to tell you to stop whining about the "costs" of Kentucky's budget. It would be nice if my husband's backup wasn't 45 minutes out sometimes. As his wife this alone would help me sleep better at night. All I have to say is Get Some Class 91. Your KSP family is behind you. -KSP Trooper Wife

SS Cmmdr Raus - 6/10/2013 10:55 AM
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Can we afford any more manpower for KSP?
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