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Kentucky State Police Employees Random Drug Testing Policy

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The drug testing policy for employees of the Kentucky State Police includes sworn and civilian employees, and cadet applicants. The objective of the program is to guarantee a drug-free workplace by eliminating the use of illegal drugs and controlling the misuse of prescription drugs and alcohol.
This policy provides a total approach to the substance abuse issue, including employee awareness and education programs, employee and family counseling, and specific guidelines about the misuse of alcohol and prescription drugs. The consequences for policy violations are participation in Employee Assistance Program, completion of a drug abuse or treatment program, disciplinary action, and frequent retesting. The random drug testing procedure includes random computer selection of individuals, testing during work hours, and same-day notification of and testing of employees. The drugs subjected to testing are marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepine, and propoxyphene.