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DOCJT graduates 23 from basic training

Completed 22 weeks of training

RICHMOND, Ky. (Sept. 4, 2015) — Law enforcement officers from across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

Basic Class 466 _8x10cThe 23 officers of Class 466 completed 22 weeks of training, which consisted of 888 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.

In addition, Basic Training Class No. 466 achieved something no class before them has – the entire class met the ‘Fit for Duty’ physical fitness standard. The Fit for Duty standard is met when a recruit places in the top 80 percent during the mandatory physical fitness exit test. The overall class score of 91.19 also is a new benchmark.

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 466 graduates and their agencies are:

  • Kevin D. Bennett, Larue County Sheriff’s Office
  • David M. Bradley, Bell County Sheriff’s Office
  • Brandon Clemmons, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kevin Conder, Jefferson County Public Schools Police Department
  • Shawn Davis, Madisonville Police Department
  • Brett Downey, Henry County Sheriff’s Office
  • Joshua Greener, Henderson Police Department
  • Ryan K. Hudson, Paducah Police Department
  • Larry Jones, Owensboro Police Department
  • Joseph Keelin, Madisonville Police Department
  • Wesley T. McDonald, Carrollton Police Department
  • Christopher McGuffin, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kerry M. Naquin, Paducah Police Department
  • Jonathan Payne, Covington Police Department
  • Benjamin Ray, Danville Police Department
  • Rodney Shelton, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office
  • John P. Smith, Paducah Police Department
  • Kyle Stewart, Carrollton Police Department
  • Brett Vanover, Martin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Adam Winebarger, Murray Police Department
  • Blair B. Wrye, Paducah Police Department