Basic Class 451RICHMOND, Ky. (2/24/14) – Law enforcement officers from 15 agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

The 27 officers of Class 451 completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of nearly 770 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction.

Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle opera-tions, 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 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 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.

Class 451 graduates and their agencies are:

  • Justin D. Auton, Erlanger Police Department
  • Matthew S. Blackwell, Covington Police Department
  • John J. Coulter, Covington Police Department
  • Daniel J. Merrell, Covington Police Department
  • Jesse J. Wenning, Covington Police Department
  • Timothy R. Bryant, Nicholasville Police Department
  • Keith W. Lajoie, Nicholasville Police Department
  • Jacob R. Shepherd, Nicholasville Police Department
  • Timothy J. Burnett, Simpson County Sheriff Office
  • Joshua D. Burris, Elizabethtown Police Department
  • Ronald D. Caffee, Elizabethtown Police Department
  • Ryan Slaubaugh, Elizabethtown Police Department
  • Jonathan L. Collins, Independence Police Department
  • Rachel A. Cook, Eastern Kentucky University Police Department
  • Timothy O. Gunn, Eastern Kentucky University Police Department
  • Daniel E. Slone, Eastern Kentucky University Police Department
  • Kenneth M. Corman, Henderson Police Department
  • Daniel P. Pennaman, Henderson Police Department
  • Matthew B. Irvin, Western Kentucky Police Department
  • Kenneth B. Isaac, Salyersville Police Department
  • Jeremiah M. Watson, Salyersville Police Department
  • Jack E. Lakes, Jackson County Police Department
  • Eric McCallister, Sturgis Police Department
  • Lee V. Morris, University of Kentucky Police Department
  • Holly L. Williams, University of Kentucky Police Department
  • Daniel J. Potts, Taylor Mill Police Department
  • Tyler M. Wallace, Morehead Police Department

SurfKY News
Information provided by Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter in Cadiz Honors 22 Vietnam Veterans on 'Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day'

KENTUCKY (3/30/15) — On Sunday afternoon the Compatriots of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter honored 22 veterans of the… Read More

Cadiz Police Arrest Report - March 31, 2015

CADIZ, Ky. (3/31/15) — The Cadiz Police Department released the following report. Officer Aaron Acree arrested William… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 6240

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5645

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5328

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5254

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 01, 2015 5122

Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on Collision…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 5083

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 14489

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11763

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

April 01, 2015 5122

Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on Collision…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 01, 2015 2902

Nortonville Man Charged with Sex Abuse of Child

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 2518

Man Charged for Driving While under Influence of…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 01, 2015 2017

Couple Charged on Multiple Drug Offenses, Child…

by Sheriff Matt Sanderson
April 01, 2015 1975

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 1,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
March 31, 2015 1528

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1412

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1358

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by Karen McKnight
March 31, 2015 1334

Madisonville Police Reports Released - March 31,…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 01, 2015 1305

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - April 1, 2015

by Crime Stoppers