KSP Provides Stats In Response
Darren Doyle, story:
In response to a discussion in yesterday's Edmonson County Fiscal Court meeting between County Attorney Greg Vincent and the county's six magistrates and judge executive, the Kentucky State Police issued a written statement to the Edmonson Voice concerning state police presence in Edmonson County.
Vincent offered what he described as a "unique perspective," as a result of his dealings with both the court and multiple law enforcement agencies, on why the local sheriff's office is often overwhelmed and feels "pressured" by the fiscal court, although the fiscal court is currently funding the sheriff's office with more than ever before.
Vincent discussed several factors; one being the lack of state police in Edmonson County.
KSP has responded and said that their "ability to quickly and efficiently respond to calls for service and protect all Kentuckians has not been hindered."
We have published the entire statement from Kentucky State Police below.
In Jan. 2021, the Governor announced that he was including $500,000 in his Better Kentucky Budget for KSP to expand its recruitment efforts, addressing the agency’s recruitment, retention and personnel needs.
The number one priority for KSP this year is creating a better Kentucky by making the commonwealth’s streets safer, communities stronger and the nation more secure by providing exceptional law enforcement made up of a diverse workforce. The agency’s recruiting efforts include the addition of minority troopers in the recruitment branch and a marketing initiative using micro-targeting to reach individuals from Kentucky’s 120 counties. The innovative digital ads were launched in unique venues, such as colleges and universities, outdoor billboards in rural communities, social media and streaming television platforms.
KSP’s ability to quickly and efficiently respond to calls for service and protect all Kentuckians has not been hindered. As you can see from the below data for Edmonson County, KSP continues to assist the county with all public safety needs even with fewer sworn personnel available at the post. KSP remains committed to its mission of promoting public safety through service, integrity and professionalism using partnerships to prevent, reduce and deter crime and the fear of crime, enhance highway safety through education and enforcement, safeguard property and protect individual rights.
2016- Oct 24, 2021 KSP Edmonson County Stats
KSP 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Oct. 24, 2021
# Sworn Troopers 36 33 31 33 35 28
Complaints 554 642 573 462 706 582
Citations 217 234 154 176 117 111
Collisions 63 46 51 33 45 37
Criminal Cases 39 41 39 32 30 33
JC-3 24 28 28 16 14 18
Fatal Collision 1 0 3 3 0 5
Written statement submitted by Kentucky State Police.