Office of the Commissioner
Commissioner Phillip “PJ” Burnett, Jr. is a 28-year veteran of KSP and has served in numerous assignments, including post level uniformed and investigative operations, collision reconstructionist, field training officer, firearms instructor, post commander, operations east troop major, and administration division lieutenant colonel and executive director of the Office of Operations as Unit 1. On Nov. 4, 2020, he was promoted to colonel and acting commissioner
of the agency.
On April 9, 2021, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the appointment of Col. Phillip Burnett Jr. as commissioner of KSP.
Commissioner Burnett is a native of Bell County. He received his bachelor of science degree from Union College, and holds a teaching certification in secondary education. Burnett is also a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute Session #46. Since serving with KSP, he has received multiple awards including, Post Trooper of the Year, the Citation for Bravery, the Commissioner’s Award, and back-to-back Governor’s Awards for Impaired Driving Enforcement.
He currently resides in Pineville with his wife and two sons.
Office of Operations
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Office of Administrative Services
Division of Special Enforcement
Division of East Troops
Division of West Troops
Division of Professional Support
Division of Operational Support
Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
Division of Electronic Services
Division of Executive Services
Division of Records Management
Division of Forensic Services