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Annual law enforcement training incentive set to increase

Full-time participants will see a boost over the next two fiscal years

Law enforcement officers at qualifying agencies will soon see a boost in training incentive pay.

The Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund (KLEFPF) provides funding for the mandatory training of Kentucky law enforcement officers. It also provides an annual training incentive stipend to officers whose agencies adopt established KLEFPF standards.

In FY24, the annual training incentive for full-time participants was $4,300. For FY25 that begins July 1, 2024, the incentive amount will increase to $4,429. The incentive will increase again to $4,562 on July 1, 2025.

KLEFPF is funded through a 1.8 percent surcharge on casualty insurance premiums, including homeowners, fire protection and vehicle policies. Any county that employs a paid police or sheriff’s force and meets the requirements of KRS 15.440 may participate in KLEFPF.

The fund annually pays each law enforcement officer who attends the minimum number of training hours an annual supplement. The fund requires all law enforcement officers to successfully complete 800 hours of basic training within one year of the date of employment and 40 hours of annual in-service training approved by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC).

The training incentive payments were increased via the state budget (HB 6) during 2024 legislative session.

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