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Kentucky State Police Set To Open New Training Academy

With construction on a new Kentucky State Police trooper training facility nearing completion in Frankfort, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer says officers are preparing to shift operations from their 30-plus year home inside headquarters to a larger, more secluded location.

After an official unveiling later this month, KSP cadets will be learning the basics at a new academy situated along Coffee Tree Road. Unlike the current landlocked facility located along a busy stretch of Versailles Road, Brewer says the new site atop a hill overlooking the state Capitol creates a more retreat-like atmosphere.

"And not that what we do is super secretive, but obviously some police tactics and engagements and some of the things we do we need privacy," he says. "Up there that gives us an incredible amount of privacy that we've never had before and I think that that's very important."

In addition to classrooms, offices, and a cafeteria, the academy will also feature a privately-funded bronze statue memorializing all fallen troopers.

The first cadet class to utilize the facility will start May 24.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.
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