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DOCJT GRADUATES 26 OFFICERS FROM BASIC TRAINING

DOCJT GRADUATES 26 OFFICERS FROM BASIC TRAINING

Bill Stephens

April 7th, 2016

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RICHMOND, Ky. – Twenty-six law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated from basic training Friday at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

The graduates of Class 471 completed 22 weeks of training, which consisted of 888 hours of recruit-level instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid and CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and the mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.

Basic training is mandatory for Kentucky law enforcement officers 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 accreditation 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 471 graduates and their agencies are:

Jeffrey Balltrip, University of Kentucky Police Department

Jon Bledsoe, Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Thomas G. Britton III, Grant County Sheriff’s Office

Bradley Calhoun, Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Kalin Caudill, Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Christopher Conway, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office

Christon Cornett, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Michael Culver, University of Kentucky Police Department

Charles Finley, University of Kentucky Police Department

Benjamin Fisher, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Dwight Isaac, Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Lacey Johnson, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office

Oliver Little, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office

Zachary Maupin, Bellefonte Police Department

Leighton McNabb, Bath County Sheriff’s Office

Tony Nolan, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Robert Owens, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Cory Pelarski, University of Kentucky Police Department

Brittany J. Rooks, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

James Smith, Estill County Sheriff’s Office

Zachary Smith, Cumberland Police Department

Christopher Swank, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Daniel W. Tracy, Owen County Sheriff’s Office

Troy Truett, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

Jacob Vanover, Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

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