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Stephens graduates from KSP Academy

stormstephensDamon “Storm” Stephens a 2012 graduate of McCreary Central was one of 45 new Kentucky State Police Troopers presented a diploma last week after completing more a rigorous 23-week training course. 75 prospective cadets started the training, but 25 resigned over the course of the class.

Stevens, who will be initially assigned to State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green, completed more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigation, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.

Each new trooper will be supervised by a training officer for six to eight weeks after reporting to their post assignments.

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