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CVE Career Opportunities

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Application Process

CVE Cadet 3 reporting for training

  1. Submit your application
  2. Physical Agility Test
  3. Oral Interview
  4. Background Investigation
  5. Polygraph Examination
  6. Medical and Psychological Evaluations (after an offer of employment.)


  • CVE Cadets will receive $2139.80 per month during academy training.
  • CVE Officers will receive $2,354.04 per month.($28,248.48 annually).
  • CVE Officers also receive a $3,100.00 annual training stipend.
  • CVE Officers also receive five dollars per day for uniform maintenance.
  • CVE Officers receive a 10-percent salary increase with each promotion.
  • Promotion to the supervisor ranks of sergeant, lieutenant and captain is based upon merit and prescribed criteria set out by statute to include testing and evaluation.

Minimum Requirements for Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers

KSP Trooper Cover KRS 16.040 (2) requires that all persons appointed as officers shall, at the time of their appointment, be:

  • A citizen of the United States.
  • Of good moral character and in good health.
  • Not less than twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Possess a valid driver's license against which no more than six (6) driver demerit points have been assessed.  You must submit a copy of a valid driver's license at time of application.
  • At the time of application, possess a minimum of fifty-four (54) semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university, or be a high school graduate with at least two (2) years of active military duty or two (2) years experience as a full-time North American certified vehicle inspector.

Disqualifications on becoming a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer

Applicants shall be disqualified from further participation in the selection process or removed from the register if it is determined that:

  • An applicant does not meet any one (1) of the qualifications for appointment as an officer.
  • An applicant has made a false statement of material fact on the application or in response to any questions or requests for information during the selection process.
  • An applicant has used or attempted to use political influence, coercion or bribery to secure an advantage in any phase of the selection process.
  • An applicant has cheated during the course of any examination required during the selection process, or has attempted to gain an advantage over other applicants by any dishonest or intentionally misleading act or omission.
  • An applicant has failed to comply with any instructions from the agency relating to the selection process.
  • An applicant has been dismissed for cause from any public agency, or has resigned while charges of misconduct were pending.
  • An applicant has been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude.
  • An applicant is a current user of a controlled substance, unless prescribed by a physician.
  • An applicant is addicted to any controlled substance or intoxicant.
  • An applicant has more than six (6) driver demerit points against his operator's license.
  • An applicant tests positive for an unlawful controlled substance as determined by a blood or urine analysis.
  • An applicant has tattoos that can be seen when the applicant wears a Kentucky State Police summer uniform shirt, which the Kentucky State Police will make available for the applicant to try on when the applicant takes the written examination.


Agency policy requires that tattoos or body piercings shall not be visible while in any agency issued uniform.

The Kentucky State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.

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