Forty-four KSP Troopers will be temporarily sworn in as local officers.
(Frankfort, Ky.) – A unit of Kentucky State Police Troopers will be providing security at today’s Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Forty-four KSP Troopers will be temporarily sworn in as local officers give them arresting powers during their duties, which will include traffic and crowd control, security at events, and other assignments.
“The brave men and women of the Kentucky State Police will once again proudly serve the commonwealth and the country as they assist in and around Washington, D.C. with tomorrow’s presidential inauguration,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “The peaceful transfer of power is crucial to our democracy. After the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and lawmakers, it is necessary that we ensure safety and security. Thank you to our KSP Troopers for always providing exceptional service and protection to all citizens.”
KSP Troopers made their first appearance at the Presidential Inauguration of George W. Bush in 2005.
“I am proud that KSP is continuing our long-standing tradition of providing assistance with the presidential inauguration. Our agency is honored to help our nation in this official capacity,” said Col. Burnett.
According to the U.S. Marshal’s service, this year is the largest single deputization with over 20,000 law enforcement personnel having been deputized for this specific event.
This security comes after the events that occurred at our nation’s Capitol on January 6.