While growing up in western Kentucky, Jonathan Carlock was most likely offered several career choices, but his choice happened to be a Kentucky State Police trooper.
“The Kentucky State Police has always been a symbol of justice and integrity to me,” Carlock said. “I have always wanted to be a trooper to help those who cannot help themselves, and remove evils from our communities.”
Carlock is a 2005 graduate of Greenwood High School, in Bowling Green. He attended Western Kentucky University from 2008 to 2010 before deciding to pursue a career with the Kentucky State Police.
He moved forward to attend the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort and underwent 23 weeks of over 1,000 hours of military environment training which helped Carlock with what situations to expect with the KSP.
Carlock graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy four years ago. He is currently assigned to Post 10 in Harlan. The Post 10 district covers Harlan, Bell and Knox counties.
While working hard every day to make a difference in the communities, Carlock says all cases are important to him.
“Any case that is solvable and enables me to help someone in the community is memorable to me,” Carlock said. “Anytime I am able to return someone’s property or make an arrest, I know I have done my job that day.”
Post 10 Commander PJ Burnett said Carlock is relatively new to the Post 10 district, but since he has arrived, he has shown a “tremendous work ethic.”
“Trooper Carlock has placed numerous individuals under arrest for drug possession and trafficking,” Burnett said. “Post 10 is excited to have Trooper Carlock as a member of this Post and expects great things from him while serving the citizens of Harlan County.”
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