RICHMOND, Ky. – Law enforcement officers from 19 agencies across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The 27 officers of Class 434 completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of more than 750 hours, 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 Department of Criminal Justice Training is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus. The agency is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and was the first in the nation to be accredited under CALEA’s public safety training program designation. In 2006, the academy also became the first law enforcement training academy in the nation to be named as a CALEA flagship agency.
The agency also provides in-service and leadership training for Kentucky law enforcement officers and telecommunications training.
Class 434 graduates and their agencies are: Daniel Baker, Springfield Police Department Joshua Bastin, Frankfort Police Department Zachary Brooks, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Adam Burns, Maysville Police Department William Clogston, Evarts Police Department Dana Dolen, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Jacob Doolin, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Justin Fritz, Florence Police Department Jon-Michael R. Hill, Murray State University Police Department Pamala Hodge, Eastern Kentucky University Police Department Jake Isonhood, Henderson Police Department Stephen Jenkins, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Daniel Kelty, Mt. Washington Police Department James King, Mayfield Police Department Jesse Kontras, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Madison Kuklinski, Elizabethtown Police Department Christopher Lewis, Elizabethtown Police Department Stuart O’Nan, Henderson Police Department Angela Owens, Audubon Park Police Department Logan Payne, Princeton Police Department Jeffrey Rogers, Louisville Airport Police Department James Seibert, Ludlow Police Department Jaron Skillman, Elizabethtown Police Department Bradley Stafford, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Davis Stakelin, Nicholasville Police Department Lyndi Trischler, Florence Police Department Lucas Tucker, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife