Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg named a new post commander, sergeants and troopers this month.

Captain Fred Williams Jr. was appointed the post's new commander on Nov. 16. Williams, a native of Lawrenceburg, is a 16-year veteran of the state police. He most recently served as the commander of the Driver Testing Branch in Frankfort. He has also served as a sergeant and lieutenant at Post 5.

Post 5 recently added two new sergeants.

Sergeant Chad Taylor, a native of Elizabethtown, is a 10-year veteran of the state police. He has previously served at the Elizabethtown and Bowling Green posts. Sergeant Scotty Sandlin, a native of Hazard, is a 14-year veteran with the state police. He has previously served at the Hazard post.

The Campbellsburg post also increased its ranks by adding two new troopers.

Trooper Steven Dykes, a native of Crestwood, is a 2010 graduate of the University of Louisville and a staff sergeant with the Indiana Army National Guard. Trooper Bryan Lauck, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a 2011 graduate of the University of Cincinnati.

Both troopers joined Post 5 after completing 23 weeks of training at the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort. Both troopers will work under the supervision of a field training officer for eight weeks.

The Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg post covers Carroll, Trimble, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham and Owen counties.