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Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training graduates 28 officers from Basic Training Academy

Twenty-eight law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated last week from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

The graduates of Class 485 completed 23 weeks of training, which consisted of 923 hours of recruit-level instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid and CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and the mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.

Basic training is mandatory for Kentucky law enforcement officers 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 agency also provides in-service and leadership training for Kentucky law enforcement officers and public safety dispatch training.

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 accreditation 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.

Class 485 graduates and their agencies are:

*Chris Anderson, Hillview Police Department
Jeffrey Arlinghaus, Cincinnati/N. KY Airport Police Department
Christopher Barnes, Bell County Sheriff’s Office
*Trevor Bonar, Bellevue Police Department
Cole Centner, Georgetown Police Department
Dustin Childers, Boyd County Sheriff’s Office
*William Clark, Ashland Police Department
Brian Cloyd, Irvine Police Department
John Durr, Lawrenceburg Police Department
Jeremy Elder, Lebanon Police Department
*Cody Fox, Logan County Sheriff’s Office
Tatum Gorley, Lebanon Police Department
*Glenn Hartke, Erlanger Police Department
Austin Hatchett, Henderson Police Department
Kerry Hawkins, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office
Kevin Heitz, Georgetown Police Department
*Logan Henry, Boone County Sheriff’s Office
Angela Hopper, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office
*Kevin Johnson, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office
Andrew Jones, Williamstown Police Department
*Jacob Kelsch, Mason County Sheriff’s Office
*Daylon Moore, Lebanon Police Department
Michael Mullins, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
*Kristen Napier, Martin Police Department
Ryan Rothrock, Elizabethtown Police Department
*Gerald Salyer III, Richmond Police Department
*Tracy Salyer, Salyersville Police Department
*Eric Thomas, Burnside Police Department

* Indicates Recruit of Distinction

Class 485 awards and leadership:

Academic Achievement: William Clark

Coordinator’s Award: Daylon Moore   

Outstanding Performance Award for Physical Fitness: Cody Fox

Most Improved Award for Physical Fitness and Defensive Tactics: Michael Mullins

Class Leader: Glenn Hartke

Adjutant: Angela Hopper

Honor Code Representative: Jeffrey Arlinghaus

Squad Leaders: Cole Centner, Cody Fox, Kevin Heitz, Ryan Rothrock

Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training

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