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I though they (KVE) talked on the KSP system. I have never heard them on that system. I know that they talk 453.300 but I though someone on here said they heard them on KSP also
London and harlan post is what i monitor
 

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I have never listened to the KSP channels (because I don't have a capable scanner), but I personally thought KVE were on the analog uhf channel that you mentioned. I know that KSP does monitor the analog channel, because that is the only one that we have access with in the moto-bridge (do not have their digital system), and we use it to connect with KSP at least 2 times a month.
 

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I though they (KVE) talked on the KSP system. I have never heard them on that system. I know that they talk 453.300 but I though someone on here said they heard them on KSP also
London and harlan post is what i monitor
News report on TV about 2 night ago said they are in the process of merging.
So I would expect some changes in the communications area.

I wonder if they will still have two separate booths at the State fair next month?
 

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News report on TV about 2 night ago said they are in the process of merging.
So I would expect some changes in the communications area.

I wonder if they will still have two separate booths at the State fair next month?

I could see them being set up next to each other if they merge, but are still like 2 different departments within the same agency.
 

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I could see them being set up next to each other if they merge, but are still like 2 different departments within the same agency.
And they will probably remain that way for a long, long time.
I don't hear much out of either or see much for that matter in Jefferson County.
 

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I believe that KVE will be dissolved back into KYDOT and KSP. Personnel supposedly will be placed into civilian positions at the scales or will go to KSP. If they go to KSP they will have to attend KSPs academy. Thats the latest I've heard. I guess we'll see once in place.

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As noted above, the KVE folks use 453.300. That was the "state" channel under the old analog system for KSP. Each post still has the ability to monitor that frequency (whether they really do, or mute it, is unknown). The KVE's "radio room" is at the Transportation Cabinet's Fusion Center in Frankfort, which also happens to be where the KSP "Headquarters Radio" room is located.

Also, the 453.300 has been designated as the state's UHF Mutual Aid frequency.
 

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Both KSP and KVE have the Astro Spectra radio's in there car. And both agencies can talk to each other, or either dispatch if needed. But while KVE will talk to KSP dispatch, you will probably never hear KSP talk to Frankfort.

KVE is on there own separate analog frequency, and are primarily dispatched out of Frankfort. But KSP dispatchers in each post area can key the KVE radio's up to dispatch the KVE officers. A lot of times KVE has trouble getting through to Frankfort, so a lot of times they will contact KSP dispatch to run vehicle checks.

Now since KSP and KVE is merging, chances are they will soon be dispatched by KSP.
 

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does this mean that KSP is going to become KY HIGHWAY PATROL (enforcement highway traffic laws only) ? I sure hope not.
here in London a few of the KVE & KSP officers talk to laurel county dispatch on the main county law freq.
 

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does this mean that KSP is going to become KY HIGHWAY PATROL (enforcement highway traffic laws only) ? I sure hope not.
here in London a few of the KVE & KSP officers talk to laurel county dispatch on the main county law freq.
Although the final decision's haven't been made yet, chances are they are still going to be strictly commercial vehicle enforcement. So if you have less then six wheels, you don't have to worry about them.

As far as county radio's, yes a lot of KSP troopers have county radios in there vehicle. Why KVE would have them, I don't know.
 

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Here are parts of the news release from last week's announcement (emphasis added):

Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement to become division of KSP

FRANKFORT, KY - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) will become a
division of the Kentucky State Police under an executive order signed
today by Gov. Steve Beshear, returning KVE to its core mission while
allowing the two agencies to combine law enforcement resources and
create cost-saving efficiencies.
Under the new division, KVE personnel will maintain their
identity as the primary agents of driver and vehicle compliance and
safety.

"Rigorous and focused commercial and vehicle enforcement is
absolutely critical to the safety of our highways, the security of our
homeland and the maintenance of our roads," said Gov. Beshear. "By
folding KVE into our state police department, we're able to eliminate a
layer of bureaucracy, and allow KVE to focus on vehicle and driver
safety, and enforce compliance of vehicles operating in commerce."
The reorganization will allow the new division to expand hours of
operation at weigh stations, in some cases doubling or tripling the
hours these crucial checkpoints are open, Beshear said. Longer hours
will increase the inspection and records checks of hazardous cargo,
expand the use of radiological and nuclear material, and increase
contact with operators and drivers.
The move also enhances critical security measures.
"The specialized training and enforcement capabilities of this
agency provide an indispensable line of defense at our borders and on
our roadways," said J. Michael Brown, Secretary for the Justice and
Public Safety Cabinet. "Since 9/11, the development of KVE into a
publicly recognized branch of law enforcement has been steady and
irreversible. The placement of the KVE function and officers under the
umbrella of KSP will only serve to give KVE a permanent home within the
law enforcement family."
"The many superb officers and personnel in KVE will continue to
serve the Commonwealth as they always have," said Rodney Brewer,
Kentucky State Police Commissioner. "The agency will maintain its
identity; rank and file officers will maintain their positions; uniforms
and cars won't change.
What will change is the clarity of a renewed
emphasis on their primary function and responsibility."
The reorganization is expected to save $750,000 to $1 million
annually through efficiencies, by eliminating top-level positions which
are or will soon be open through retirements; reducing fuel costs;
eliminating overhead costs of duplicative operations and programs; and
centralizing offices and facilities.
In addition, the increased operation of weigh stations is
expected to bring in higher revenue, such as tax compliance, licensing
and permits, and fines and fees.
 
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