DOCJT Announces Latest Graduates from Basic Training
RICHMOND, Ky. – Law enforcement officers from 21 agencies across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The 26 officers of Class 453 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 453* graduates and their agencies are: Steven Alexander, Somerset Police Department Joshua Beatty, Central City Police Department Thomas Breitmeyer, Shively Police Department Nathan T. Brown, Clark County Sheriff’s Office Justin Browning, Madisonville Police Department Donald Cain, Leitchfield Police Department Christopher Cash, Bowling Green Police Department Jason Eli Dennis, Munfordville Police Department Justin Flannery, West Liberty Police Department Bradley French, Princeton Police Department Brandon Harvey, Logan County Sheriff’s Office Tyler Hensley, Cumberland Police Department Nathan L. Herron, Princeton Police Department Jonathan H. Hughes, Maysville Police Department Michael Langston, Henderson Police Department Christopher Lauer II, Campbell County Police Department Jack D. Leek, Hopkinsville Police Department Brent A. Madding, Princeton Police Department Christopher L. Nelson, Shively Police Department Lucas Oliver, Henderson Police Department James E. Pinkett, Guthrie Police Department Matthew T. Royse, Cynthiana Police Department Andrew Salmons, Somerset Police Department Zachery Slone, Versailles Police Department Brandon Smith, Somerset Police Department Michael Wiehebrink, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office