Kentucky Highway Patrol

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Kentucky Highway Patrol was founded in 1936 when the Division of Highway Patrol was created as a part of the Kentucky State Highway Department.[1][2] The Highway Patrol began with 40 officers who enforced traffic laws on Kentucky roads.[1][2] By 1938 the Kentucky Highway Patrol had 200 officers.[1][2]

On July 1, 1948 the Kentucky Highway Patrol was abolished. It was replaced by the Kentucky State Police, a new agency whose officers had full police powers, not limited to traffic laws.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d "History of the Kentucky State Police". Kentucky State Police. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Kentucky State Police". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0. 

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