Budget cuts are forcing the elimination of 20 uniformed positions in the Kentucky State Police held by contractual employees known as Trooper Rs.
KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer informed the officers and commanders Friday around noon, calling it “a very painful day.” The cuts will directly impact eight of the 16 KSP Posts.
In addition to the uniformed officers, other contractual temporary employees, mostly in records departments including some who work on applications for concealed carry weapon licenses, will see their hours reduced or terminated.
Brewer said the agency hopes to save at least $200,000 in those records departments.
He said KSP is facing a budget shortfall in Fiscal Year 2014 of about $5.8 million because of a combination of rising costs.
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