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KSP Post 2 Realignment of Uniform Troopers

Date of News Release: 01/08/2016

Madisonville, KY - The Kentucky State Police at Post 2 - Madisonville announces the realignment of uniform troopers in its seven county district. Beginning on Sunday, January 10, 2016, citizens in the following counties will begin seeing a more consistent presence of KSP uniformed troopers:

Caldwell County
Crittenden County
Todd County
Webster County

Prior to this date, the staffing levels in these counties were not commensurate with the agency's mission statement. Captain Brent White explains. "Each of our 16 Posts across the Commonwealth are different based upon the communities they serve. The Mayfield and Bowling Green Posts, for example, are heavily impacted by way of being 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) for contracted city and county governments. The Madisonville Post does not currently fit into this description; thus, it must be responsive to each of our counties independently. The taxpaying citizen in each of these counties deserves the same level of access to their state police agency as other counties have been receiving previously. With this new realignment of our limited sworn personnel allotment, our coverage across the district, Sunday through Saturday, should be improved."

The Madisonville Post desires to partner with local law enforcement in each of these communities to enhance overall public safety. Should a significant event happen in the district, more personnel should be available to respond in a regional approach. Currently, Post 2 - Madisonville only has an authorized compliment of 21 uniformed troopers for the entire seven county district. This number does not include investigative and supervisory personnel.

The following three uniform troopers will be assigned to Caldwell County:

Trooper First Class Billy Over, Trooper Ben Sawyer, Trooper First Class Bob Winters Trooper First Class Billy Over, Trooper Ben Sawyer, Trooper First Class Bob Winters

Trooper First Class Billy Over, 14-year veteran
Trooper Ben Sawyer, 10-year veteran
Trooper First Class Bob Winters, 17-year veteran

The following three uniform troopers will be assigned to Crittenden County:

Trooper Joe Bartolotti, Trooper Brian Graves, Trooper First Class Darron Holliman Trooper Joe Bartolotti, Trooper Brian Graves, Trooper First Class Darron Holliman

Trooper Joe Bartolotti, four-year veteran
Trooper Brian Graves, graduated KSP Academy October 29, 2015
Trooper First Class Darron Holliman, 17-year veteran

The following three uniform troopers will be assigned to Todd County:

Trooper Curtis Crick, Trooper First Class Craig Engler, Trooper Jonathan Johnson Trooper Curtis Crick, Trooper First Class Craig Engler, Trooper Jonathan Johnson

Trooper Curtis Crick, four-year veteran
Trooper First Class Craig Engler, 15-year veteran
Trooper Jonathan Johnson, graduated KSP Academy on January 16, 2015

The following three uniform troopers will be assigned to Webster County:

Trooper First Class William Braden, Trooper Daniel Holland, Trooper Cody Kromer Trooper First Class William Braden, Trooper Daniel Holland, Trooper Cody Kromer

Trooper First Class William Braden, 15-year veteran
Trooper Daniel Holland, two-year veteran
Trooper Cody Kromer, four-year veteran