Officer joins Henderson Police Department after graduating basic training

The Henderson Police Department has a new officer after he graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

Christopher J. Pugh was among 22 officers who completed 22 weeks of training, which consisted of 888 hours of recruit-level officer academy instruction that 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.

The Department of Criminal Justice Training on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University provides basic training for city and county police officers, sheriffs’ deputies, university police and airport police and others.

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