Red Tape Reduction Award

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Executive Director Fran Root and Program Coordinator DeAnna Boling received a Red Tape Reduction Award from the Veterans Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations (VALLO) program, an initiative of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) on February 2, 2019. The award was presented to Director Root and Ms. Boling by Richard Johnson and Megan Brown both with KSTC for their work with the military police reciprocity program.

KSTC is working via a federal grant to create paths from the military to licensed occupations in the civilian workforce. The Kentucky Law Enforcement Council currently allows for military police reciprocity, however, there is a gap in training hours unless the applicant has worked as a military police officer for over a minimum of 5 years so that they can receive the years of service credit which was added to the regulation in March 2018. Director Root and Ms. Boling met with Richard Johnson and Megan Brown several months ago to discuss how we can bridge the gap further to provide peace officer positions to military police officers leaving the armed services and transitioning to civilian life. The Council is currently working on new legislation to allow for a 240-hour lateral academy with the Commissioner of the Department of Criminal Justice Training, Alex Payne for those who currently do not get approved. Commissioner Alex Payne was also presented a Red Tape Reduction award for the same initiative.