Opportunity for State Troopers To Work Close To Home While Earning $67,500

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 3, 2024) – The deadline to become a Kentucky State Police Trooper is June 30, 2024 with opportunities for applicants to work close to home. Candidates selected for the final hiring register who are from Posts 1, 2, 5, 6 and 16 will receive guaranteed assignments at their home post location. All other applicants will be assigned to their home or bordering post based on vacant positions and agency need.

Individuals accepted to join Cadet Class 105, which is slated to begin in November 2024, will earn $67,500 annually and have access to an improved retirement system with a sick leave buyback program. Interested applicants should visit the online portal to submit their application. This portal allows individuals to apply from any electronic device.

KSP is recruiting both new officers for Cadet Class 105 and currently certified peace officers for the law enforcement accelerated program (LEAP). They are also focusing efforts on out-of-state law enforcement officers by providing an enhanced reciprocity process, allowing those candidates to become troopers sooner.

“We have a very short window for individuals to apply to become a state trooper, so I encourage interested applicants not to wait and to apply today,” said KSP Recruitment Branch Commander Sgt. Michael Murriell. “The streamlined reciprocity process will allow current police officers to fast-track their careers and become a trooper in 14 weeks, opposed to the 24-week academy required by traditional applicants.” 

Murriell said the agency’s recruitment team will continue attending career fairs, college events, and other public events to recruit potential troopers for Cadet Class 105.

KSP is recruiting both new officers for Cadet Class 105 and currently certified peace officers for the law enforcement accelerated program (LEAP). To qualify for the 14-week LEAP training at KSP, a candidate must have been a full-time certified law enforcement officer for a minimum of two years. The candidate must not be under a local government contract with their current or previous police agency.

KSP is committed to maintaining and strengthening its workforce to enhance public safety, maintain critical services and better reflect the diverse communities it serves. Troopers serve on the front lines daily by responding to calls for service and interacting directly with their communities to ensure safety and security for all. Individuals who are ready to serve mankind, safeguard lives and property, assist their fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement and reduce crime are encouraged to apply to wear the sacred badge of honor.

For more information on the application process, minimum requirements and a list of required supporting documentation, visit KSP’s website. For questions or assistance with applying, email the KSP recruitment branch at KSPRecruit@ky.gov.

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