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Kentucky DOCJT Training graduates 34 officers in Class 491

Class 491 completed 23 weeks of training. Of the 34 graduates from basic training, two are with the Greensburg Police Department, one is with the Taylor County Sheriff's Department.
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By Kelly Foreman, KY Department of Criminal Justice Training

RICHMOND, KY (Fri 11 May 2018 2018) - Thirty-four law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated Thursday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

The graduates of Class 491 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.


Class 491 graduates and their agencies are:

Spencer Arroyo, Western Kentucky University Police Department: Ricky Boswell, Cynthiana Police Department; William Bourne, Nicholasville Police Department; Randy Broadnax, Fayette County Sheriff's Office; Billy Burton, Hancock County Sheriff's Office; James Chipps, Fayette County Sheriff's Office; Harrison Courtney, Nicholasville Police Department; Carrie Davis, Greensburg Police Department; Kristen Dirickson, Owensboro Police Department; Stephen Dobson, Taylor County Sheriff's Office; Joshua Foust, Bowling Green Police Department; Dylan Hensley, Mt. Vernon Police Department, Benjamin Kunkler, Boone County Sheriff's Office; Robert Martin, Independence Police Department; Zachary McMillen, Bowling Green Police Department; Shane Moore, Webster County Sheriff's Office; William Murphy, Boone County Sheriff's Office; Richard Pauls, Boone County Sheriff's Office; Terrell J. Perry, Bowling Green Police Department; John Philpot, Cynthiana Police Department; Daniel Pinet, Western Kentucky University Police Department; Jeremy Popovitz, Versailles Police Department; Eric Radford, Versailles Police Department; Jessica Rager, Bowling Green Police Department; Greg Rhoades, Williamsburg Police Department; Estes Rhodes, Corbin Police Department; John Runge, Independence Police Department; Easton Russelburg, Owensboro Police Department; Jordan Scott, Cynthiana Police Department; Brandon Smeltzer, Boone County Sheriff's Office; Justin Walker, Corbin Police Department; John Wallen, Western Kentucky University Police Department; Jordan Whitlow, Greensburg Police Department, and Paul Yezzo, Fayette County Sheriff's Office.
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.


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Kentucky DOCJT Training graduates 34 officers



2018-05-12 - Richmond, KY - Photo from Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy.
Thirty-four law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated Thursday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. They are, in alphabetical order: Spencer Arroyo, Western Kentucky University Police Department: Ricky Boswell, Cynthiana Police Department; William Bourne, Nicholasville Police Department; Randy Broadnax, Fayette County Sheriff's Office; Billy Burton, Hancock County Sheriff's Office; James Chipps, Fayette County Sheriff's Office; Harrison Courtney, Nicholasville Police Department; Carrie Davis, Greensburg Police Department; Kristen Dirickson, Owensboro Police Department; Stephen Dobson, Taylor County Sheriff's Office; Joshua Foust, Bowling Green Police Department; Dylan Hensley, Mt. Vernon Police Department, Benjamin Kunkler, Boone County Sheriff's Office; Robert Martin, Independence Police Department; Zachary McMillen, Bowling Green Police Department; Shane Moore, Webster County Sheriff's Office; William Murphy, Boone County Sheriff's Office; Richard Pauls, Boone County Sheriff's Office; Terrell J. Perry, Bowling Green Police Department; John Philpot, Cynthiana Police Department; Daniel Pinet, Western Kentucky University Police Department; Jeremy Popovitz, Versailles Police Department; Eric Radford, Versailles Police Department; Jessica Rager, Bowling Green Police Department; Greg Rhoades, Williamsburg Police Department; Estes Rhodes, Corbin Police Department; John Runge, Independence Police Department; Easton Russelburg, Owensboro Police Department; Jordan Scott, Cynthiana Police Department; Brandon Smeltzer, Boone County Sheriff's Office; Justin Walker, Corbin Police Department; John Wallen, Western Kentucky University Police Department; Jordan Whitlow, Greensburg Police Department, and Paul Yezzo, Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

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