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Office of the Commissioner

On behalf of the men and women of the Kentucky State Police, I welcome you to our website. This website is designed to highlight the many services and programs available through our agency as well as to provide you with a resource to access crime and traffic information and materials related to the driver testing program. You can also learn about the history, mission and structure of the Kentucky State Police.

Bio of Commissioner Richard W. Sanders

Rick Sanders is a 40 year veteran in law enforcement and was appointed as Commissioner of the Ky State Police in April of 2016. With over 20 years of that time spent with the DEA where he retired as an Assistant Director and became Chief of the Jeffersontown Police Department. He received his Bachelor's degree in Police Administration and his Master's degree in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville.

The Kentucky State Police was established in 1948 and is vested with the responsibility of protecting your communities and roadways. We pride ourselves in promoting public safety through service, integrity, and professionalism while partnering with the citizens we have sworn to protect. To provide a high level of service, it takes exceptional people and the men and women of the Kentucky State Police are some of the very best. If you want to be part of the rich tradition of the Kentucky State Police, I invite you to explore one of the many job opportunities this agency has to offer. Please take the time to visit our recruitment pages to see if you have what it takes to become a Kentucky State Police Trooper.

I appreciate your interest in the Kentucky State Police as we continue to proudly serve the Commonwealth and celebrate sixty years of unparalleled service to the citizens we've sworn to protect. Please visit our site often as it will be regularly updated with new information.

How to Contact the Office of Commissioner

You can reach the Office of the Commissioner in a number of ways, including:

By Phone: (502) 782-1800

By Mail/In Person at:

Kentucky State Police Headquarters
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

By email: Email the Commissioner's Office


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Contact the Kentucky State Police Commissioner's Office

Please get in touch using the form below.

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