Latest Graduates from Law Enforcement Basic Training Announced
RICHMOND, Ky. – Law enforcement officers from 16 agencies across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The 23 officers of Class 455 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 455* graduates and their agencies are: Jacob Allen, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Gideon S. Brewer, Nicholasville Police Department Robert Buchanan, Greensburg Police Department Jonathan M. Buckmaster, Henderson Police Department Mallorie Campbell, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Joseph Combs, Mt. Sterling Police Department Charles K. Duncan, Kenton County Police Department James C. Fox, Lynch Police Department Jeremiah E. Fritz, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Cody D. Griffith , Henderson Police Department Christopher L. Hull, Boone County Sheriff’s Office Hunter V. James, Louisa Police Department Jasna Kusturica, Franklin Police Department Matthew Lloyd, Cold Spring Police Department Jonathon H. Martin, Marion Police Department Julius R. Musick, Louisa Police Department Joshua A. Osterbrook, Erlanger Police Department Nicholas Rhoden, Cold Spring Police Department Paul C. Sandfort, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Andrew P. Sisenstein, Carrollton Police Department James D. Talbott, Scottsville Police Department Christopher D. Wampler, Nicholasville Police Department Rachel L. White, Ashland Police Department