Kentucky State Police hires security guards for facilities

Officers who are ultimately hired go through a two-week training academy that begins in October.

FRANKFORT, Kentucky – Governor Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is looking to hire security personnel for its buildings.

KSP’s security division guards the state office buildings in Frankfort and ensures that “state employees and visitors have a safe place to work and visit,” a press release said.

The starting salary would be $42,860.

The application deadline is July 10. The hired officials will undergo two weeks of training at the academy starting in October.

“I am grateful for the important role these officers play in protecting the Commonwealth and its public servants,” Beshear said. “The work of building security officers allows the work of and for the people of Kentucky to be done efficiently and safely.”

“Ensuring the safety and security of Kentucky’s state office buildings and our colleagues across the state is a responsibility the Security Division does not take lightly,” said Lt. Alison Ramsey, chief of the Security Division. “Any Kentucky citizen who wants to do their part to create a better, safer Kentucky is encouraged to apply to become a Building Security Officer.”

For more information on the application process, minimum requirements, and a list of required supporting documents, please email [email protected].

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