KSP offers Citizens' Police Academy

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12-week course intended to educate public on day-to-day operations

By The Staff

The Henry County Local

CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. – Next month, Trimble County residents can get a closer look at how Kentucky State Police do what they do every day.

For the second year, KSP throughout the state will offer the Citizens’ Police Academy, a series of 12 weekly classes, providing an overview of the state police, including its operation, what the troopers encounter day-to-day, the crime labs and special investigation units. Participants will get to take part in a ride along with a state trooper, and participate in mock training scenarios, said Trooper Michael Webb, the public affairs officer for KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg.

Webb said the program is an initiative by Commissioner Rodney Brewer, who had conducted similar academies in Spencer and Shelby Counties while he was commander at KSP Post 12.

Though the program is educational, Webb points out that it’s not official training.

In 2009, Post 5’s academy had 30 participants, some of whom went on to join an alumni group, keeping the participants in touch with each other and Post 5.

The classes will begin at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4 and every Monday after that for 12 weeks. For more information or to sign up, call (502) 532-6363 or visit KentuckyStatePolice.org/posts/post5.htm to find an application for the academy.