DOCJT Announces Latest Graduates from Basic Training
RICHMOND, Ky. – Law enforcement officers from 15 agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The 27 officers of Class 451 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 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 451* graduates and their agencies are: Justin D. Auton, Erlanger Police Department Matthew S. Blackwell, Covington Police Department John J. Coulter, Covington Police Department Daniel J. Merrell, Covington Police Department Jesse J. Wenning, Covington Police Department Timothy R. Bryant, Nicholasville Police Department Keith W. Lajoie, Nicholasville Police Department Jacob R. Shepherd, Nicholasville Police Department Timothy J. Burnett, Simpson County Sheriff Office Joshua D. Burris, Elizabethtown Police Department Ronald D. Caffee, Elizabethtown Police Department Ryan Slaubaugh, Elizabethtown Police Department Jonathan L. Collins, Independence Police Department Rachel A. Cook, Eastern Kentucky University Police Department Timothy O. Gunn, Eastern Kentucky University Police Department Daniel E. Slone, Eastern Kentucky University Police Department Kenneth M. Corman, Henderson Police Department Daniel P. Pennaman, Henderson Police Department Matthew B. Irvin, Western Kentucky Police Department Kenneth B. Isaac, Salyersville Police Department Jeremiah M. Watson, Salyersville Police Department Jack E. Lakes, Jackson County Police Department Eric McCallister, Sturgis Police Department Lee V. Morris, University of Kentucky Police Department Holly L. Williams, University of Kentucky Police Department Daniel J. Potts, Taylor Mill Police Department Tyler M. Wallace, Morehead Police Department