Fifty cadets started three of the hardest months of their lives on Sunday at the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort.
The cadets have come from all over the commonwealth and all have past experience in law enforcement. They will take part in an accelerated 12 week program instead of the typical 23 week program for cadets that have no prior law enforcement experience.
On Sunday the cadets were given basic physical tests such as weight lifting, push-ups and sit-ups and speed and cardio. Each cadet had to pass minimum requirements in order to stay within the 12 week program.
The class is tentatively scheduled to graduate on July 6, 2012.