The KSP cadet application ends on Black Friday; agency asks for early applications | New

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The Kentucky State Police is closing its next application window for Cadet Class 103 on Black Friday.

The selected cadets will then begin their training on February 28.

KSP captain Paul Blanton asks all potential candidates to consider submitting before the Thanksgiving holiday.

“I would say we want anyone who is interested in public service, anyone who is interested in protecting their community,” Blanton said. “We always want to focus on someone who is dedicated to service above self.”

To be eligible to apply, cadets 21 or older will need a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and at least three years of work experience.

If you don’t have college credits, KSP offers to cover the cost of an associate’s degree at Bluegrass Community and Technical College while the caddy completes training.

In addition to the incentive to earn a college degree, Blanton said recent agency-wide increases have also been helpful.

“The State Police Academy costs about $61,500,” he said. “It’s the most an entry-level soldier has ever received in Kentucky, and we use it a lot as a recruiting tool. It’s very important that we get qualified applicants, but it’s also important that we keep them employed. within the agency.

For full eligibility requirements and how to submit an application Click here.

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