RICHMOND, Ky. – Law enforcement officers from 19 agencies across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The 25 officers of Class 438 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 438 graduates and their agencies are: Aaron E. Boycan, Berea Police Department Dustin J. Bunch, Russell County Sheriff’s Office Jerry Burns, Perry County Sheriff’s Office Elliott Clark, Hillview Police Department Eric Conrad, Northern Kentucky University Police Department Christopher Crady, Bluegrass Airport Police Department William Crowley, Murray Police Department Irvin Davis, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Tommy Fouts, Pikeville Police Department Coy L. Harp, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Dale Harp, Muldraugh Police Department Ryan King, Boone County Sheriff’s Office Joseph T. Krull, Villa Hills Police Department Steven Linville, Boon County Sheriff’s Office Christopher Madley, Hopkinsville Police Department Victor Maldonado, Mayfield Police Department Chad E. Murrell, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Christopher S. Neal, Berea Police Department Kenneth Proffitt, Corbin Police Department Kenneth Ridge, Bluegrass Airport Police Department Adam Rigsby, Erlanger Police Department Joseph D. Rose, Elkhorn City Police Department Cody Shepherd, Berea Police Department Andrew Wiggins, Murray Police Department Logan Wilson, Lebanon Police Department