KSP accepting applications for citizens police academy

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Kentucky State Police Post 15 is now accepting applications for the 2013 Kentucky State Police Citizens Police Academy.

The 10-week academy is slated to begin Monday, May 6, and will meet every Monday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. through graduation on Monday, July 8.

Attendees will learn about the many facets of the KSP to include classroom topics such as criminal patrol, criminal investigations and drug investigations. Participants will also take part in simulated traffic stops, crime scene scenarios and evidence collection.

The Academy will be at the David R. Hourigan Government Center, 223 North Spalding Ave. in Lebanon.

Applications can be obtained by contacting the KSP Post 15 at (270) 384-4796 or by visiting www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/post15.htm.

Anyone 18 years old living within the KSP Post 15 area is welcome to apply. There is no cost to attend but space is limited.

Applications must be received by Monday, April 29.  Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check and will be notified of acceptance via mail or email.

Those chosen to participate in the class do not receive any specialized training certifications or law enforcement powers. This is an educational experience created to help increase public awareness and community oriented policing.

Once completed, applications can be mailed to the attention of TFC Billy Gregory, Kentucky State Police Post 15, P.O. Box 160, Columbia, KY 42728.

Applications may also be emailed to william.gregory@ky.gov.

Post 15 in Columbia provides service to Taylor, Washington, Marion, Green, Adair, Casey, Russell, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland counties.

For more information, contact Gregory, public affairs officer, at (270) 384-4796.