Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

DOCJT Graduates 23 Law Officers from Basic Training

 policegrad 500 2

FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/8/13) – Law enforcement officers from 15 agencies across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

The 27 officers of Class 444 completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of nearly 770 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle 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 Department of Criminal Justice Training is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus. The agency is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and was the first in the nation to be accredited under CALEA’s public safety training program designation. In 2006, the academy also became the first law enforcement training academy in the nation to be named as a CALEA flagship agency.
 
The agency also provides in-service and leadership training for Kentucky law enforcement officers and public safety dispatch training.

Class 444 graduates and their agencies are:
Craig Ball, Owensboro Police Department
Stephen Bowling, Catlettsburg Police Department
Dustin Bowman, Bowling Green Police Department
William Bradley, Berea Police Department
Jonathan Brown, Bowling Green Police Department
Bernie Ferguson, Owensboro Police Department
Nelson Finn, Lebanon Police Department
Robert Flick, II   Hopkinsville Police Department
Andrea Haire, Elizabethtown Police Department
Rodney Horning, Mt. Sterling Police Department
David Houchens, Barren County Sheriff’s Office
Weston Kemp, Lebanon Police Department
Jonathan Mann, Bowling Green Police Department
Charles McWhirter, Hillview Police Department
Stephen Purvis, Bowling Green Police Department
Carl Roark, Richmond Police Department
John Ross, Raceland Police Department
Donna Sargent, Henderson Police Department
Shaun Schroader, Owensboro Police Department
Zachary Stokes, Richmond Police Department
Joseph Swartz, Elizabethtown Police Department
Tyler A. Thomas, Trigg County Sheriff’s Office
Phillip Wimpee, Meade County Sheriff’s Office    
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Abbie Darst

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

MPD Arrests Juveniles for Reason Rash of Arsons

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/19/14) — Detectives with the Madisonville Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit placed… Read More

Fifth Third on Main Street Comes Down

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/19/14) — The walls are tumbling down at the Fifth Third Bank location on Main Street and West… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

April 16, 2014 19726

UPDATE- Sheriff's Office Following Leads…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 17, 2014 4469

KSP Nabs St. Charles Man Wanted by U.S.…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 16, 2014 3377

Sheriff's Deputies Nab Central City…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 17, 2014 3195

Meet The Hopkins County Magistrate…

in News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 16, 2014 1923

Rand Paul - 'We Need a New President'

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

April 17, 2014 4469

KSP Nabs St. Charles Man Wanted by U.S.…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 18, 2014 1196

Talking Teen Trashed Telephone Pole,…

in Top Stories by MPD
April 18, 2014 958

Earlington Traffic Stop Results in Meth…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 19, 2014 872

Fifth Third on Main Street Comes Down

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2014 770

Center Street-Island Ford Connector in…

in Top Stories by Rebecca Hanchett

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

April 16, 2014 1209

New Home Health Care Opens in Owensboro

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
April 18, 2014 1163

Daviess County School Board Hears…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
April 18, 2014 1115

One Arrested, Another Injured in Single…

in News by J.D. Marksberry
April 16, 2014 970

DCPS to Celebrate National Volunteer Week

in News by Lora Wimsatt
April 17, 2014 331

Owensboro Public Works Declares 'War on…

in Top Stories by Abby Shelton

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

April 16, 2014 3377

Sheriff's Deputies Nab Central City…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 16, 2014 1575

South Carrollton Woman Injured in Head-on…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 17, 2014 1558

Bremen Man Charged for Possession of…

in Top Stories by Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 16, 2014 1386

Three Injured in Kentucky 70 Collision

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
April 17, 2014 1382

Watson Family Tragedy Inspires Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03