New KSP Hiring Policy has Some Success

A Kentucky State Police change in its hiring policy has been somewhat successful in attracting more applicants to the agency.

While the change has helped, more needs to be considered to draw strong candidates to the state police, KSP Public Affairs Officer Corey King said last week. In 2017, KSP changed its hiring process so that applicants were no longer required to have prior law enforcement or military experience, or a college degree. The change allowed people with three years of work experience to apply.

If accepted, a candidate would receive 60 hours of college credit through his or her training at the state police academy and would graduate the academy with an associate’s degree in criminal justice.

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