The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is a department of the
The Kentucky State Police operate from 16 regional posts.
In addition, the Special Enforcement Troop includes the following branches:
West Drug Enforcement
East Drug Enforcement
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
The KSP operates the state's system of regional crime labs and is responsible for protecting the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, members of the Kentucky General Assembly and state property, including the Kentucky State Capitol Complex.
The KSP uses a P25 digital conventional UHF system. The KSP uses Multicast transmissions, where each post has several repeater sites that transmit simultaneously on several different frequencies. This system is APCO-P25 digital, but is NOT trunked. Two "Channels" are referenced during communications: Channel B is the Primarily Dispatch channel - designated as: KSP 08B-2... Channel A is the Alternate (or non-TAC talkaround) Channel - designated as: KSP 08A-2.
In addition, several of the more commonly used responses to dispatch calls are automated whereas the trooper simply presses a button on his radio console to communicate "10-7", "10-8", etc. - on these communications, the dispatcher simply replies "10-4" unit xxxx. Use of repeater inputs (i.e. 5 MHZ higher than output) for talkaround/tactical frequencies is common.
Kentucky Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officers are now the Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement; they will operate on the KSP Post freqs for their regions. They are 4XXX units,
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