Kentucky State Police Graduation

FRANKFORT, KY. — THE KENTUCKY STATE POLICE ACADEMY PRESENTED DIPLOMAS TO 35 NEW TROOPERS AT A GRADUATION CEREMONY HELD IN FRANKFORT. THEIR ADDITION TO THE FORCE RINGS THE AGENCY’S STRENGTH TO A TOTAL OF 809 TROOPERS SERVING THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWSEALTH. THE NEW TROOPERS ARE PART OF THE AGENCY’S 97TH CADET CLASS. THEY REPORTED FOR TRAINING ON AUGUST 12, 2018 IN A CLASS THAT CONSISTED OF 61 CADETS. TWENTY-SIX RESIGNED DURING THE PROGRAM. THE TRAINING INCLUDED MORE THAN 1,000 HOURS OF CLASSROOM AND FIELD STUDY IN A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS. PIKEVILLE POST 9 WILL WELCOME 7 NEW TROOPERS, BILLY BALL OF PRESTONSBURG, NICHOLAS BRUMMETT OF PINEVILLE, SHANE JACOBS OF PIPPA PASSES, MAHALA LEWIS OF PLEASUREVILLE, DYLAN MULLINS OF MELVIN, KATAN PARKER OF BOWLING GREEN AND JOSHUA SCOTT OF WEST VAN LEAR, KENTUCKY.