04-12-2012

KSP to start accelerated training class Sunday

Kentucky Press News Service

Frankfort - Fifty recruits from throughout Kentucky will report Sunday afternoon to the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort for a training course.

This cadet class will be part of KSP's condensed course designed for recruits who already have at least three years of law enforcement experience. As a result, they will train for 12 weeks instead of the usual 23. Graduation is tentatively set for July 6, according to a state police press release.

Cadet Class 90 will begin with a variety of physical fitness tests that include bench press, sit-ups, push-ups, a 300 meter run and a 1-1/2 mile run. Cadets not meeting minimum standards will be disqualified from the training program.

Geographically, the cadets represent 38 communities throughout Kentucky. Three are from Berea and three are from Burkesville. Annville, Ashland, Busy, Cumberland, Lawrenceburg, Lexington, Richmond and Somerset are each represented by two cadets.

These Kentucky communities are each represented by one cadet: Barbourville, Bardstown, Baxter, Booneville, Bowling Green, Campbellsburg, Central City, Clay City, Corbin, Danville, Edgewood, Ewing, Flemingsburg, Grayson, Greenville, Hopkinsville, Leitchfield, Lynch, McKee, Morgantown, Nancy, Paintsville, Pineville, Providence, Salyersville, Science Hill, Shelbyville and Taylorsville.