Thirty Officers Graduate from Law Enforcment Basic Training Course
RICHMOND, Ky. – Law enforcement officers from 18 agencies across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The 30 officers of Class 436 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 telecommunications training.
Class 436 graduates and their agencies are: Jonathon Ball, Boone County Sheriff’s Office Jason Hurst, Boone County Sheriff’s Office Justin Ryle, Boone County Sheriff’s Office John Stidham, Boone Couonty Sheriff’s Office Gerald M. Bisschop, Corbin Police Department Wade Mitchell, Corbin Police Department Raymond G. Brun, Georgetown Police Department Mark Gardner, Georgetown Police Department Justin N. Johnson, Georgetown Police Department Joshua A. Nash, Georgetown Police Department Brandon W. Sandefur, Georgetown Police Department RayShon Q. Williams, Georgetown Police Department Alisha Congleton, Whitesburg Police Department Adam Cottrell, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Brandon D. Darnell, Madisonville Police Department Tyrone Gregory, Madisonville Police Department Samantha Day, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Ronnie A. Ellis, Jr., Monticello Police Department Richie K. French, Greensburg Police Department Josh A. Judd, Greensburg Police Department Donnie Fugett, Menifee County Sheriff’s Office Robert Gray, Martin Police Department Devin Hull, Mason County Sheriff’s Office Andre Jacobs, Hopkinsville Police Department Travis M. Shown, Hopkinsville Police Department Ian Renfrow, Leitchfield Police Department Joshua Richardson, Jenkins Police Department Robert Scroggin, Erlanger Police Department Richard Smith, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Jeffery C. Stumbo, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office