The Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund (KLEFPF), established in 1972, provides necessary 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.
KLEFPF is funded through a 1.8 percent surcharge on casualty insurance premiums, including homeowners, fire protection and vehicle policies. Any city, county or state law enforcement agency 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 a $4,000 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).
Employing agencies must submit a Form F to KLEC when requesting an officer’s KLEFPF be started, stopped or suspended.
OFFICER QUALIFICATIONS FOR KLEFPF:
Be employed by a KLEFPF participating agency
Have completed basic training
Be employed full-time
Maintain 40 hours in-service each year