KSP Announces Testing for Cadet Troopers

The Kentucky State Police is testing for Cadet Class #98, which is scheduled to begin in May of 2019 for the top 90 candidates.

Anyone interested should visit http://kentuckystatepolice.org/recruitment/ to download the application.

To be eligible, applicants must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and three years of full-time work experience or 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university.  Eligibility can also be met as a high school graduate with at least two years of active military duty or two years of experience as a full-time, sworn law enforcement officer.  Cadets can now earn an Associate’s Degree while training at the academy.

Applicants will need to submit a copy of their birth certificate, driver’s license and high school diploma. Deadline for the May 2019 cadet class is October 8, 2018.

There is also a study guide and physical testing chart available on the website to help applicants prepare.

Application: http://kentuckystatepolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/KSPCadetApplication_5-17-1.pdf Study Guide: http://kentuckystatepolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/KSP_Study_Guide_2011.pdf

PT Chart: http://kentuckystatepolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Physical_Test_info_sheet_2013.pdf


For an appointment to the KSP Academy, applicants will be expected to successfully complete a written and physical fitness test, an oral interview, background investigation, psychological and physical evaluation.



SEPTEMBER: 25, 26, 27, 28

OCTOBER:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11


9:00 a.m. – Noon

Arrive at 8:30 for check-in prior to the test. Bring the completed application and required documents with you. No pre-registration is required.


Kentucky State Police Headquarters

919 Versailles Road,

Frankfort, KY 40601

You can request more information on a career with the Kentucky State Police by:

·         Visiting KSP’s website at:  www.kentuckystatepolice.org

·         Visiting KSP’s smartphone application.

·         Visiting your local Kentucky State Police post. 


·         Sending an e-mail message to the KSP Recruitment Branch. (NOTE: This email address is for career inquiries only. For other information requests, please see the contact information page to determine the appropriate contact.)

·         Write or visit us during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) at the Recruitment Branch located at: Kentucky State Police Recruitment Branch, 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601

·         Calling the Recruitment Branch at (502) 782-1861 or toll-free at 1-866-360-3165 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM)

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