Trooper Norman Chaffins is the new media relations officer at Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown. Chaffins is a native of Leitchfield in Grayson County and brings 17 years of experience to the position.
He is looking forward to the change of pace but the work with KSP programs will be a continuation of programs he has been involved with for nearly two decades.
“I was doing programs in Grayson county and working the road. This job gives me the opportunity to do more programs,” Chaffins said.
The veteran trooper has a long history with programs such as D.A.R.E. and Here’s Looking At You, which help instill confidence and good decision making skills in elementary students.
“I did that on my days off and I’ve asked off for Monday so I’ll continue doing that,” Chaffins said.
Chaffins also will continue directing the Grayson County Explorers group, an organization for teens who want to pursue a career with KSP.
In addition to programs already offered, Chaffins will work to build new relationships and make KSP more accessible to the counties it serves. He wants to get troopers more involved in their communities so that residents see Troopers as their neighbors as well as law enforcers.
Chaffins will serve the eight counties within Post 4 including Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Breckinridge, Meade, Nelson, Bullitt and Jefferson. He is currently working on raising money for KSP Trooper Island and the current citizens policy academy offered by Post 4 starting Sept. 13. For more information about this and other classes, visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org and search Post 4 Elizabethtown information or call (270) 766-5078.