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Kentucky State Police Hiring Facilities Security Officers, Salary Starts at $42,860

Interested applicants can apply for this position until July 10

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 11, 2024) -Today, Gov. Beshear announced that the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is looking to hire facilities security officers, with a starting salary of $42,860.

Interested applicants can apply for this position until July 10, as individuals hired as facilities security officers will undergo a two-week training academy slated to begin October 2024.

The Kentucky State Police Security Branch provides protection to state office buildings in Frankfort, ensuring that state employees and visitors have a safe and secure place to work and visit. Interested applicants should visit the Kentucky State Police to download the application.

“I am thankful for the important role these officers play in protecting the commonwealth and its public servants,” said Gov. Beshear. “Thanks to the work of facilities security officers, the work done by Kentuckians and for Kentuckians is able to get done efficiently and safely.”

“Providing security to Kentucky’s state office buildings and to our fellow state employees is not a responsibility that the Security Branch takes lightly,” said Lt. Alison Ramsey, security branch commander. “Any Kentuckian seeking to do their part in creating a better, safer Kentucky is encouraged to apply to become a Facilities Security Officer.”

KSP is committed to maintaining and strengthening its workforce to enhance public safety, maintain critical services and better reflect the diverse communities it serves.

For more information on the application process, minimum requirements and a list of required supporting documentation, applicants can email

Individuals who are ready to serve mankind, safeguard lives and property, assist their fellow Kentuckians in law enforcement and reduce crime are encouraged to apply to wear the sacred badge of honor.

The Beshear-Coleman administration believes every single Kentuckian has the right to feel safe in their community, workplaces and schools, and the Governor has taken steps to increase public safety, which includes increasing pay for many critical positions, like facilities security officers. In the last two years, his administration has secured a historic more than $18,000 pay increase for Kentucky State Police troopers and officers. Due to these increases and the tireless efforts from the KSP recruitment branch, more than 1,000 sworn personnel are now wearing the badge of honor, the highest number since 2017.

Gov. Beshear has also supported training for local law enforcement officers by raising the current training stipend to an all-time high, and the state supported the construction of a new training facility in Richmond.

Since taking office, Gov. Beshear has awarded nearly $10 million in grant funding to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in purchasing the tools and resources that will not only allow them to protect Kentucky communities but will also ensure their safety as they stand on the front lines every day.

Last year, Gov. Beshear signed House Bill 380 expanding the eligibility of potential peace officers to include individuals who are not yet 21 years of age but will reach this statutory requirement by the time certification is completed to help law enforcement agencies expand their workforce.

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