You can apply online now to be a KSP Trooper

The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications from Kentuckians interested in joining the law enforcement agency.

Individuals accepted to join Cadet Class 104, which is slated to begin in January 2024, will earn $65,000 annually, have access to an improved retirement system with a sick leave buyback program and the opportunity to work closer to home. Interested applicants should visit the newly launched online portal at to submit their application. This portal allows individuals to submit an application from any electronic device.

Applications are due by close of business on Aug. 31.

KSP is recruiting Kentuckians as both new officers for Cadet Class 104 and currently certified peace officers for the law enforcement accelerated program (LEAP). To qualify for the 13-week LEAP training at KSP, a candidate must have been a full-time certified law enforcement officer for a minimum of two years. The candidate must not be under a local government contract with their current or previous police agency.

For more information on the application process, minimum requirements and a list of required supporting documentation visit KSP’s website.

For questions or assistance with applying, email the KSP recruitment branch at