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Post Level Arwen Operator Course


with Heath Ayres

Calendar Aug 14, 2023 at 8 am

This is NOT A KLEC Approved class. 

Basic Search and Rescue (BSAR) And Search Management for Initial Response (SMIRIC) Tailored for Law Enforcement


with Anthony Blakemore

Calendar Aug 21, 2023 at 8 am

This 5 day 40-hour class is a combination of two 20-hour certified KLEC courses. 

The first class is “Basic Search and Rescue” and this course is designed to provide knowledge concerning the general responsibilities, skills, abilities, and the equipment needed by persons who would be participating in a search or rescue mission. The course is based around rural and wilderness environments, but the material is recommended as a base of knowledge for all search and rescue environments.

The second class is “Search Management for Initial Response Incident Commander” and this class is designed for individuals responsible for investigating reports of lost or overdue individuals, and for initiating appropriate search responses.  It is also designed to provide a systematic and logical method whereby incident commanders and managers can make rapid decisions on tactics and the application of resources.

These two classes will be taught by Certified Kentucky Emergency Management Instructors that will tailor the week towards Law Enforcement.  KSP is a hosting agency for these courses and other agencies/departments will be in attendance.  This 40-hour class will be a combination of classroom and outside activities.


Both Classes are KLEC Approved 

KLEC # 1911-22A - Search Management for the initial response Incident Commander 20 Hrs

KLEC # 1704-22A - Basic Search and Rescue - 20Hrs

Full Course

Crime Scene Documentation


with Ron Gilbert

Calendar Aug 21, 2023 at 8 am

This course is open to current Detectives.  It is an advanced class in digital photography, introduction to small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) and intermediate crime scene diagramming for the detective.  The course will cover the different settings on the camera and how they function.  The student will also learn how to operate the camera in the manual mode.  The course will cover how to use the external flash.  The student will learn different techniques for photographing crime scenes and how to properly photograph scenes in low light. Additionally, the course will cover legal requirements regarding searches.  The course will also cover Kentucky Revised Statutes and Federal Aviation Administration requirements regarding sUAS operations.  The student will learn the basics of sUAS operations, to include flight controls and camera operations.  Finally, the student will learn basic crime scene diagramming procedures.



Full Course

Trooper/Officer Health & Wellness


with Charles Hedgespeth

Calendar Aug 21, 2023 at 8 am

LOCATION: Greensburg Community Center (Greensburg)

This course is designed to inform Kentucky State Police Troopers, Kentucky State Police Officers, and/or local law enforcement officers, of all ranks, how to live a healthier lifestyle.  Topics covered will range from mental health, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, nutrition, PTSD, coping with stress, nutrition, and implementation of the agency’s new F.A.S.T. test, defensive tactics, strength training, conditioning training, and functional fitness.  Classroom work and physical activity will be nearly 50/50; classroom time will be 70:30 for participation: lecture. This course will require physical participation, require students to complete assignments, and give short presentations in front of the class.  Students that do not participate in physical exercises and/or assignments will not receive in-service credit.  Preference for spring course enrollment will be given to post fitness coordinators. After the completion of this course, Troopers may be listed as mentors at their post/branch on the agency’s intraweb.


This class is approved for 40 hours of KLEC Credit.

KLEC #2463-22K

Patrol Weapons and Tactics Refresher


with Phillips Wagner

Calendar Aug 21, 2023 at 1 pm

This course will provide the student with a refresher consistent with the Kentucky State Police Academy’s most up to date training curricula for the following skills areas: pistol, patrol rifle, and response to an active shooter incident.

This Class is KLEC approved for 40 hours

KLEC #2444-22K

Special Instructions: 

EQUIPMENT: BDU belts and clothing. Glock 17, Glock 43X, Rifle, all magazines, and cleaning kits


Academy Contact:             Tpr. Charles Phillips Wagner

                                                (859) 707-5361


                                                Lt. Chris Burton

                                                (606) 362-5152


Monday: 1300-2200 (Day and Night Range) Frankfort Range

Tuesday: 1300-2200 (Day and Night Range) Frankfort Range

Wednesday: 0800-1700 KSP Barn, Coffee Tree Road

Thursday: 0800-1700 KSP Barn, Coffee Tree Road

Friday: 0800-1700 KSP Barn, Coffee Tree Road

Full Course
Sergeant's Leadership Academy
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Sergeant's Leadership Academy


with Barrett Brewer

Calendar Sep 4, 2023 at 8 am

This course was developed to assist newly promoted line-level supervisors transition into their new position.  The students are provided instruction pertaining to administrative and operational procedures their new assignment will require.  The student will be required to complete assignments outside of classroom instruction.

Audience: KSP/CVE Newly Promoted Sergeants (2023 Process); Sergeants Who Have Not Completed This Course.



with Barrett Brewer

Calendar Sep 11, 2023 at 8 am

The Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) program was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with input from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Technical Advisory Panel (TAP), and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police. ARIDE was created to address the gap in training between the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC/DRE) Program.

The SFST program trains officers to identify and assess drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, while the DEC/DRE program provides more advanced training to evaluate suspected drug impairment. The SFST assessment is typically employed at roadside, while an officer trained as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) through the DEC program conducts a 12-step evaluation in a more controlled environment such as a jail or a detention facility.

ARIDE is intended to bridge the gap between the SFST and DEC/DRE programs by providing officers with general knowledge related to drug impairment and by promoting the use of DREs in states that have the DEC Program. One of the more significant aspects of ARIDE is the required student demonstration of the SFST proficiency requirement. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. This course will train law enforcement officers to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving incidents as well as crashes which result in serious injuries and fatalities. This course will educate other criminal justice professionals (prosecutors, toxicologists, judges, etc.) to understand the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, to enable them to effectively work with law enforcement in order to reduce the number of impaired driving incidents as well as crashes which result in serious injuries and fatalities.

ARIDE is a 16-hour training course and is taught by DRE instructors. The following summarizes the sessions contained in the ARIDE course:

  • Introduction and Overview of Drugs and Highway Safety
  • SFST Update, Review and Proficiency Examination
  • Observations of Eyes and other Sobriety Tests to Detect Alcohol and Drug Impairment
  • Seven Drug Categories
  • Effects of Drug Combinations
  • Pre- and Post-Arrest Procedures

This course is designed to build on the Standardized Field Sobriety Test practitioner course. In order for the participant to effectively utilize the information presented in this course, NHTSA has set a prerequisite of SFST proficiency. The participant will receive a short review and update. All participants are required to pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. Failure to successfully complete the SFST proficiency evaluation will result in dismissal from class.


Must pass an SFST Proficiency and Course Assessment on Day 1  

All participants must have had a approved NHTSA SFST course.

All participants must be SFST proficient


This course is KLEC approved for 16 hours

KLEC #:1640-21A



Full Course

New Trooper


with Jamie Smith

Calendar Sep 13, 2023 at 8 am

This In-service is a 5 day 40 hour course that will be primarily for Troopers from Cadet Class 98-102. The first two days will consist of Troopers becoming ARIDE certified and a refresher on SFSTs (You must also Register for the ARIDE Portion on Coursestorms). The last three days of the course will be a refresher of STOPS training and Counter Ambush.  For the last three remaining days, we will focus on tactics when approaching stopped vehicles as well as how to react when engaged in an ambush type scenario. This course will allow Troopers to touch up and learn new skills that are crucial while working the road.

 KLEC #2503-23K Approved for 24 hours

By registering for NEW TROOPER you are only registering for the last three days, please also register for the first two days on the ARIDE class that coincides with the New Trooper Class dates you have selected. 


Please contact Trooper Jamie Smith, or Trooper Courtney Milam with any questions. 

Full Course

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