docjt basic class 454

RICHMOND, Ky. (5/23/14) — Law enforcement officers from seventeen agencies across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

The twenty two officers of Class 454 completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of nearly 770 hours of recruit level officer academy in struction. Major training areas included home land security, law offenses and procedures, vehi cle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.

Basic training is mandatory for Kentucky law enforcement officers who are required to comply with the state’s Peace Officer Professional Standards Act of 1998. The Department of Criminal Justice Training provides basic training for city and county police officers, sheriffs’ deputies, university police, airport police and others.

The agency also provides in service and leadership training for Kentucky law enforcement officers and public safety dispatch training.

The Department of Criminal Justice Training is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus. The agency is the first in the nation to be accredited under the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies’ public safety training program designation. DOCJT also earned accredited through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training in 2013, making it the nation’s only law enforcement training academy to achieve dual accreditation by two independent accrediting organizations.

Class 454 graduates and their agencies are:

  • Dustin Awbery, Clinton Police Department

  • Chad Baker, Harrodsburg Police Department

  • Sean Patterson, Harrodsburg Police Department

  • Christopher Perkins, Harrodsburg Police Department

  • Casey D. Rucker, Harrodsburg Police Department

  • Joshua Corn, Ekton Police Department

  • Nathaniel Dennis, Brownsville Police Department

  • Trevor Ford, Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office

  • Jeffrey Goulet, Oak Grove Police Department

  • Benjamin Gudgel, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office

  • Joseph Irwin, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office

  • Brian Jones, Kenton County Police Department

  • Andrew Lee, Lebanon Police Department

  • Justin L. Meacham, Christian County Sheriff’s Department

  • Eric B. Poynter, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

  • Bryon K. Walker, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

  • Kyle Shepard, Covington Police Department

  • Micah J. Smith, Hopkinsville Police Department

  • Chad Vos, Morganfield Police Department

  • Branden Watts, Harlan Police Department

  • Charles S. Wheeler, Paintsville Police Department

  • David Woodward, Menifee County Sheriff’s Office

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