DOCJT's Sergeant's Academy Announces Latest Graduates

RICHMOND, Ky. – Law enforcement officers from 15 agencies across the commonwealth were recognized today for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision.
APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 120-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants. 
While in APS, students participate in classes focusing on the role of a supervisor, as well as leadership, resolving conflict, managing diversity, monitoring officer performance, professional image, legal issues for supervisors, ethics, interpersonal communication, effective written communication, making decisions, solving problems, managing critical incidents, public speaking, emotional survival, budgeting, media relations and others.

The graduating class is the 57th to complete APS since the program began in 2003. 
Georgetown Police Department Chief Michael Bosse served as guest speaker.
Matthew Thomerson with the Louisville Metro Police Department served as class speaker.
APS is a stepping stone to DOCJT’s Kentucky Leadership Institute, which consists of a series of three progressive leadership courses aimed at developing and shaping future and current leaders in law enforcement agencies across the commonwealth.
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.
APS 57 graduates and their agencies are:
Brian K. Allen, Harrodsburg Police Department
Michael N. Atkins, Hopkinsville Police Department
Jason B. Bruner, Georgetown Police Department
Ralph D. Charles, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Todd C. DeArmond, Hopkinsville Police Department
Bryan Frodge, Covington Police Department
Brian E. Gingerich, Jeffersontown Police Department
Sam Johnson, Laurel County Sheriff’s Office
Christopher E. Keller, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office
Michelle Klein, Louisville Metro Police Department
Daniel P. Lehman, Henderson Police Department
Richard A. Mehlbauer Jr., Murray State University Police Department
Zachary K. Middleton, Stanford Police Department
Brian M. Moore, Georgetown Police Department
Jeremy S. Mulligan, Owensboro Police Department
Michael A. Pope, University of Kentucky Police Department
Chris A. Scott, Scottsville Police Department
Matthew Thomerson, Louisville Metro Police Department
Justin A. Wietholter, Covington Police Department