BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) — The Kentucky State Police (KSP) announced that 38 cadets have completed the agency’s Basic Training Academy and are now ready to report for duty across the Commonwealth with a focus on creating a better and safer Kentucky.

Cadets reported to the KSP Training Academy on June 5, 2022 to complete 24 weeks of intensive training to learn the job skills needed to perform state police officer duties. Graduates committed to uphold KSP’s mission of promoting public safety through service, integrity and professionalism, using partnerships to prevent, reduce and deter crime and fear of crime, improving road safety through education and enforcement, protect property and protect the rights of individuals.

The KSP Training Academy provides cadets with best practices, the latest technology training and legal information to help make the roads of the Commonwealth safer, the communities stronger and the nation safer through exceptional law enforcement. Graduates of Class 102 cadets received more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigation, computer literacy, hostage trials, evidence gathering, radio procedures , search and seizure, accident investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, electronic crime, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.

“We are pleased to welcome four new Soldiers to Post #3 and look forward to watching each of them begin their new careers with the Kentucky State Police,” said Capt. Tim Adams, commander of KSP Post #3 .

Post #3 graduates from the 102nd KSP Training Academy included: Madison Akemon of McKee, Ky., Landon Key of Glasgow, Ky., Grant Robertson of Columbia, Ky., and Evan Smith of Annville, Ky.

Thirteen cadets earned their associate degrees in General Occupational and Technical Studies from the Bluegrass Community and Technical College during their 24-week training at the Training Academy. These cadets benefited from the new hiring guidelines established by the state legislature in 2017. Post #3 soldier who received her associate’s degree is Madison Akemon, McKee, Ky.

KSP’s recruitment department is currently accepting applications for the upcoming Class of 103 cadets, scheduled to begin on February 26, 2023. The application period ends on November 25th.

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