Governor proposes second pay increase for KSP troopers, increased funds for local law enforcement

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is proposing a second notable pay increase for Kentucky State Police troopers, along with an increase in funding for training for local law enforcement.

Beshear’s budget proposal released this week includes a $2,500 raise for Kentucky State Police troopers, along with a $500 increase to the training stipend for local law enforcement officers. Under the proposal, part-time officers would also be eligible for a training stipend.

The governor’s proposal also includes grant funding for body armor for law enforcement agencies.

Finally, the proposal includes moving all statewide law enforcement pension plans back to defined pension benefits. That includes state police along with county and state employees under hazardous duty.


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