DOCJT Announces Latest Graduates from Basic Training
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 27 officers of Class 456 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 456* graduates and their agencies are: Garrett C. Smith, Beaver Dam Police Department Joseph W. Dixon III, Bellefonte Police Department William C. Bevill, Brandenburg Police Department Anthony R. Seals, Cincinnati/N. KY Airport Police Department Christopher D. McGreevy, Cincinnati/N. KY Airport Police Department Joshua Denny, Covington Police Department Lewis Crump, Cynthiana Police Department Justin F. Jett, Cynthiana Police Department Matthew C. Cravens, Henry County Sheriff’s Office Matthew Buis, Hopkinsville Police Department James Legaspi, Hopkinsville Police Department Samantha M. Moore, Hopkinsville Police Department Matthew A. Carman, Jeffersontown Police Department Trevor Rohe, Kenton County Police Department Daniel R. Napier, Lancaster Police Department Colten Linville, Mason County Sheriff’s Office Anna M. Wicker, Murray Police Department Chris R. Fike, Murray State University Police Department Doniel Helton, Mt. Vernon Police Department Nicholas L. Eskridge, Ohio County Sheriff’s Office Zachary Price, Paducah Police Department Kevin Wilson, Paducah Police Department James L. Miller, Pioneer Village Police Department Ralph Croyle, University of Kentucky Police Department Andrew Humphries, University of Kentucky Police Department Ryan Johnson, University of Kentucky Police Department Ramon A. Torres, University of Kentucky Police Department