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Kentucky State Police recognizes 14 civilian employees from across state at annual ceremony


Kentucky State Police honored fourteen civilian employees today at a ceremony in Lexington. These award winners have exceled in public service and dedication to the agency this past year.

KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders spoke prior to the ceremony thanking the winners for their dedicated service.

Award winners pictured from left to right: Karen Williams, Ronald Cobb, Beverly Wagoner, Whitney Lyell, Kevin Woosley, Erin True, Steve Grose, Brittney Givens, Brian White, Brittany Kenyon, Dacia Wood, Vivian Cai, Ronnie Gross, and April Sears.

“We know that every one of our civilian employees is a Godsend to this agency,” said Sanders. “When the hot calls come in from the public these folks are there to answer the call – whether it be from dispatch, the garage, the crime lab or any of our administrative offices.”

LaGrange resident Kevin R. Woosley was named 2019 ‘KSP Civilian of the Year’. An 18-year veteran of the agency, Woosley is an Internal Policy Analyst III at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort.

Beginning at Post 5 Campbellsburg as a Telecommunicator, Woosley has dedicated his life to public service. Serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky for 25 years, Woosley’s main goal has always been to help others. In 2001, Woosley began his career at Kentucky State Police as a Telecommunicator, since then he has grown in the agency from Post 5 – Communicators Supervisor to his current role as 9-1-1 Business Manager, stationed at Headquarters. Raised in LaGrange, Woosley is a 1989 graduate of Oldham County High School.

Other KSP civilian employees who received awards included:

Police Communications Support Award
Ronald Cobb, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 2-Madisonville
Whitney Lyell, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 5-Campbellsburg
Brian White, Police Telecommunicator II, Post 9-Pikeville

Post Operations Support Award
East Troop
Ronnie Gross, Maintenance Worker II, Post 13-Hazard

West Troop
Brittany Kenyon, Administrative Specialist II, Post 15-Columbia

Supply/Properties Management Award
Steve Grose, Automotive Technician II, Supply Branch

Drivers Testing Award
Karen Williams, Certified Driver’s Test Administrator I, Drivers Testing Branch – Ashland

Forensic Services Support
Brittney Givens, Forensic Scientist Specialist II, Southeast Laboratory

Information Technology Award
Vivian Cai, Data Base Analyst IT, Communications & Computer Technologies – Frankfort

Records Technical Support Award
Erin True, Administrative Specialist III, Criminal Identification & Records Branch – Frankfort

Commercial Vehicle Support Award
April Sears, Administrative Specialist III, Central Region CVE

Special Enforcement Support Award
Dacia Wood, Criminal Intelligence Analyst I, Post 6 – Dry Ridge – Intelligence Branch

Administrative Services Award
Kevin Woosley, Internal Policy Analyst III, Headquarters – Technical Services Division

Supervisor of the Year Award
Beverly Wagoner, Forensic Laboratory Supervisor, Southeast Laboratory

From Justice and Public Safety Cabinet


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