DOCJT's Sergeant's Academy Announces Latest Graduates

RICHMOND, Ky. – Law enforcement officers from 18 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 56th to complete APS since the program began in 2003. 
Henderson Police Chief Chip Stauffer served as guest speaker.
Covington Police Department Sgt. Matthew Winship 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 56 graduates and their agencies are:
Greg Ball, Mount Sterling Police Department
Steven R. Cornman, Williamstown Police Department
Heath Cox, Henderson Police Department
Gabriel Gillingham, Hopkinsville Police Department
Michael Gross, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office
Timothy L. Hatfield, Ohio County Sheriff’s Office
Tanner D. Jennings Sr., Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Brian Kitchens, Western Kentucky University Police Department
Troy W. McLin, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
R. Aaron Mears, =Covington Police Department
Stuart Owen, Louisville Metro Police Department
Joseph W. Riley, Winchester Police Department
Jack L. Rowlands, Oak Grove Police Department
Jerad C. Shehorn, Henderson Police Department
James E. Stamper, Morehead State University Police Department
Darren Tabor, Scottsville Police Department
Ian Thurman, Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control
Nicholas Timon, Dayton Police Department
Bernard Wiedemer, Bowling Green Police Department
Matthew Winship, Covington Police Department