Nineteen Graduate from KY DOCJT Academy of Police Supervision Course
RICHMOND, Ky. – Law enforcement officers from 16 agencies across the commonwealth were recognized at a graduation ceremony 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 48th to complete APS since the program began in 2003.
Frankfort Police Department operations commander, Maj. Jeff Abrams, served as guest speaker.
Jeffersontown Police Sgt. Michael R. Koenig 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 accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and was the first accredited public safety-training program in the nation. In 2006, the academy also became the first law enforcement-training academy in the nation to be designated as a CALEA flagship agency.
APS 48graduates and their agencies are: Sgt. Lynn Aubrey, Frankfort Police Department Sgt. Tim Ausbrooks, Warren County Sheriff’s Office Corp. Benjamin A. Craig, Western Kentucky University Police Department Sgt. Michael K. Ezell, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. David Fegett, Elizabethtown Police Department Sgt. Joshua D. Hasch, Louisville Metro Police Department Sgt. Michael R. Koenig, Jeffersontown Police Department Sgt. Michael T. Marszalek, Hopkinsville Police Department Sgt. Donnie Masden, Louisville Metro Police Department Sgt. Keith A. Moore, Lexington Airport Police Department Sgt. Derrick W. Napier, Frankfort Police Department Sgt. Jeremy Newberry, Campbell County Police Department Sgt. Wesley R. Orazine, Paducah Police Department Sgt. Jeremy D. Poe, Maysville Police Department Sgt. George E. Russell, Kenton County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Shannon M. Smith, Somerset Police Department Corp. Justin R. K. Taylor, Western Kentucky University Police Department Lt. Col. J. P. Tucker, Falmouth Police Department Sgt. Robert S. Ward, Berea Police Department