Nicholasville’s Laney K. Hall was among the 63 who received diplomas from the Kentucky State Police Academy at eremonies held Friday in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings KSP's strength to a total of 917 troopers.
“Troopers have a diverse mission to protect, intervene, moderate, advocate, console, pre-empt, sacrifice, testify, encourage, assist and educate,” Gov. Steve Beshear said. “That’s why I have fought hard to protect public safety from devastating budget cuts. While many states are slashing public safety costs and some even laying off officers, we are working hard to help give law enforcement the tools they need to better serve Kentuckians.”
The new troopers started a 23-week training cycle on April 11, 2010 in a class that consisted of 90 cadets.
Their training included more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigation, survival Spanish, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.