Officers represent 12 agencies
RICHMOND, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2015) — A total of 23 law enforcement officers from 12 agencies graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The officers 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 operations, 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.