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Bevin, KSP announce statewide victims assistance program; trained advocates to provide support

Gov. Matt Bevin on Thursday joined with Kentucky State Police, the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, and the federal Office of Justice Programs, within the Department of Justice, to announce a new initiative that will provide trained advocates at every KSP post to support and assist victims of crime. KSP is among the first state police agencies to implement this program on a statewide basis. The program,...

Kentucky State Police ‘Crammed the Cruisers’ with 211 tons of food to help families for the holidays

The 9th Annual Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive is in the books and raised more than 211 tons (422,662 pounds) of food to help Kentucky families.   “Due to the generous giving spirit of individuals, businesses, schools and civic organizations throughout the state, we are able to assist Kentucky families who may be financially strapped this holiday season,” said KSP Commissioner...

Kentucky State Police unveil new ‘Safety Town’ exhibit at 2018 Kentucky State Fair

The Kentucky State Police kicked off the 2018 Kentucky State Fair with a grand re-opening and dedication ceremony for its new “Safety Town” exhibit, a perennial favorite with fair attendees for more than 50 years. KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders hosted 2018 Miss Kentucky Katie Bouchard, Kentucky Venues President and CEO David Beck and Mr. Fair Bear (Ky. State Fair mascot) at a red-carpet, ribbon-cutting...

Ky. State Police release video safety resource for educators as part of School Safety Program

As part of its Safe Schools Program, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is rolling out a new video, ‘Be Prepared, not Scared’, that provides tips for keeping children safe in schools. The video is designed for pre-school through elementary-level students and is available free of charge through the KSP website. KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders said the concept of the video is to prepare young children...