Kentucky State Police stepping up enforcement during holiday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – As Kentucky State Police look for new recruits, the agency is hosting an open house for interested parties to get a feel for different career opportunities. Officials say in a statement that the open house will be held Thursday at the Kentucky State Police training academy in Frankfort for people interested in a law enforcement career. Police say there will be several hands-on experiences in areas including firearm training simulation, canine, aircraft, bomb tech and special response team demonstrations. Police are currently accepting applications for the agency’s next academy cadet class, which is set to begin May. Police say application materials must be submitted by Sept. 13. Troopers will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints statewide to enforce all traffic laws, with attention to seat belt and child restraints, vehicle safety, insurance compliance, registration violations and speeding. Training at the academy in Frankfort lasts 25 weeks and includes more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky State Police say troopers are stepping up their enforcement efforts on the state’s roads through Labor Day weekend.Police say the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign focuses on removing impaired drivers.- Advertisement – read more