The Kentucky State Police has been swamped with calls from prospective cadets after taking their recruiting campaign to Facebook and Twitter.
Lt. David Jude said 400 people have applied to be tested for the job next month at the Department of Criminal Justice training center at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.
Jude said he expects to top 800 applicants by the deadline on Nov. 6, based on interest that has been shown so far.
Applicants must be 21, be U.S. citizens in good health and have a valid driver’s license with no more than six driver demerit points. They also must have either two years of college, two years of active military service or two years as a full-time police officer for another agency.
Testing will be done the week of Nov. 16.