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Citizens throughout the Commonwealth should be on guard for telephone solicitations requesting donations for the benefit of the Kentucky State Police.
According to Lt. David Jude, commander of the KSP Media Relations Branch, the agency has received numerous reports from individuals throughout the state regarding efforts to raise funds for the families of fallen troopers or to purchase drug dogs for schools.
“These calls are not authorized by the Kentucky State Police,” he said. “They should be reported to the nearest state police post as soon as possible.”
The agency’s Electronic Crimes Branch is conducting an investigation, he added.
The Kentucky State Police Professional Association, a separate organization consisting of KSP troopers and retirees, occasionally conducts fundraising efforts, but is not involved in such activities at this time.
The Kentucky State Police offer the following tips to reduce the risk of telephone fraud: