Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Kentucky State Trooper? Arguably, it is one of the most demanding career paths that you could ever undertake. If you ask most troopers why they chose this profession, many would begin by telling you that they simply wanted a career that would allow them to help people in need and make a difference in the communities where they live. However, if you get close enough to those who wear a gray uniform, they will confide in you that they had a deep desire to be a part of something great. They wanted to dedicate their lives to something that had depth and meaning. In short, they took the path less travelled.
I often refer to the Kentucky State Police as the Marine Corps of law enforcement in the Commonwealth. I say this with no ill will towards our local partners in law enforcement with whom we have excellent partnerships. I make this statement because it takes a special breed of man or woman to take on the challenges of this career path. The training that you’ll receive with us is some of the best in the country today because the citizens we’ve sworn to protect deserve the most highly trained individual that we can provide.
Arresting criminals, busting drug dealers and reducing traffic fatalities are certainly a large part of our mission, but the everyday ebb and flow of a road trooper is much more. We are often called upon in times of statewide tragedy such as floods and tornadoes when local communities need our help. Troopers are respected leaders within their counties who play a vital role in the quality of life where they live, work and raise their families. As stated many years ago, the state police are often the thin gray line between chaos and society.
The minimum requirements and benefits for becoming a trooper are detailed on our website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org or you can contact our Recruitment Office at 502-782-1861 for more information. So are you interested?
Henry Ford once said “…if you think you can or if you think you can’t, you’re probably right.” The job of a trooper is a difficult one, but at the same time incredibly rewarding and fulfilling for the right individual.
So do you have what it takes to be a Kentucky State Trooper? We’re not looking for just anyone, but we might be looking for you.