KSP cadets report for training - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

KSP cadets report for training

(Source: KSP) (Source: KSP)
FRANKFORT, KY (KFVS) -

New recruits from throughout the Commonwealth and three other states reported to the state police academy in Frankfort, Kentucky for training.

According to Kentucky State Police, 75 cadets began training on Sunday, Jan. 7. Training lasts for 24 weeks.

The cadets will complete more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study.

According to state police, statistics show that 35-percent of the cadets do not complete the program.

“Fifty-six troopers retired last year,” says KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders. “That leaves the agency with 835 troopers as of January 1 which is well below the agency’s authorized strength of 1,070. This cadet class will help us replenish our ranks to help serve and protect the citizens of the Commonwealth.”

Graduation is scheduled for June 2018.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • IDOT reducing lane closures over Memorial Day weekend

    IDOT reducing lane closures over Memorial Day weekend

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:02:41 GMT
    With Memorial Day weekend getting started, the Illinois Department of Transportation is expecting a lot of extra traffic over the next few days (Source: KFVS)With Memorial Day weekend getting started, the Illinois Department of Transportation is expecting a lot of extra traffic over the next few days (Source: KFVS)
    With Memorial Day weekend getting started, the Illinois Department of Transportation is expecting a lot of extra traffic over the next few days (Source: KFVS)With Memorial Day weekend getting started, the Illinois Department of Transportation is expecting a lot of extra traffic over the next few days (Source: KFVS)

    There's going to be a lot of extra cars on the road with people getting to their Memorial Day weekend destination. Here's what IDOT is doing to keep you safe while traveling. 

    There's going to be a lot of extra cars on the road with people getting to their Memorial Day weekend destination. Here's what IDOT is doing to keep you safe while traveling. 

  • breaking

    Woman dies after fall at Burden Falls Wilderness in Pope Co., IL

    Woman dies after fall at Burden Falls Wilderness in Pope Co., IL

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:28:21 GMT
    A 55-year-old woman has died after a fall at Burden Falls Wilderness in Pope County, Illinois, according to Sheriff Jerry Suits. (Source: Raycom Media)A 55-year-old woman has died after a fall at Burden Falls Wilderness in Pope County, Illinois, according to Sheriff Jerry Suits. (Source: Raycom Media)
    A 55-year-old woman has died after a fall at Burden Falls Wilderness in Pope County, Illinois, according to Sheriff Jerry Suits. (Source: Raycom Media)A 55-year-old woman has died after a fall at Burden Falls Wilderness in Pope County, Illinois, according to Sheriff Jerry Suits. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A 55-year-old woman has died after a fall at Burden Falls Wilderness in Pope County, Illinois, according to Sheriff Jerry Suits.

    A 55-year-old woman has died after a fall at Burden Falls Wilderness in Pope County, Illinois, according to Sheriff Jerry Suits.

  • 10 cent gas tax proposal to be on MO ballot in November

    10 cent gas tax proposal to be on MO ballot in November

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:54:12 GMT
    Some gas bills were in triple digits Thursday, May 24 as prices continue climbing for Memorial Day weekend. (Source: Nathan Ellgren, KFVS)Some gas bills were in triple digits Thursday, May 24 as prices continue climbing for Memorial Day weekend. (Source: Nathan Ellgren, KFVS)

    It's been more than two decades since Missouri raised its state gas tax. Voters will have another say on a 10 cent increase in November. 

    It's been more than two decades since Missouri raised its state gas tax. Voters will have another say on a 10 cent increase in November. 

Powered by Frankly