FRANKFORT (AP) — Fifty Kentucky State Police recruits are reporting for training this weekend in Frankfort under a condensed program designed for those who already have three years of experience in law enforcement.
A news release from the state police states the cadets are from 38 communities all around the state.
Two Richmond Police Department officers, Derek Noe and Eric Short, were accepted into the program. Their resignations from the RPD were accepted last week by the city commission.
The Berea Police Department had three officers leave to participate in the current LEAP class. Officer Aaron Hall, Officer Bobby Edwards and Sgt. Brandon Scalf have left the BPD, according to BPD Chief David Gregory.
The class will begin with physical fitness tests including bench press, sit-ups, push-ups, a 300-meter run and a 1 1/2-mile run. The cadets who don’t meet the minimum standards will be disqualified from training.
The condensed course runs for 12 weeks instead of 23 and is scheduled to end with graduation on July 6.
Sarah Hogsed, Richmond Register news writer, contributed to this story.