(KFVS/AP) - The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 45 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort on October 29.
Their addition to the force brings the agency's strength to a total of 880 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.
"We are grateful that throughout his administration, Governor Beshear's steadfast support of the Kentucky Stare Police has enabled us to continue, training new cadets on a regular basis," said KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer. "This commitment to public safety has aided our efforts to replenish our strength levels and provide strong and effective service to the citizens of the Commonwealth."
The new troopers are part of the agency's 93rd cadet class.
The training included more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study.
Three troopers were assigned to Post 1 in Mayfield, Ky. They are Aaron Acree of Cadiz, Aaron Jestes of Benton, and Justin Rundles of Kevil.