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Officers graduate from police supervision training

From 17 agencies

RICHMOND, Ky. (April 15, 2016) — Law enforcement officers from 17 agencies across the commonwealth were recognized today for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision.

APS Class 63_5x7APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 122-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants.

While in APS, students participate in classes focusing on the role of a supervisor, leadership, resolving conflict, managing diversity, monitoring officer performance, professional image, legal issues for supervisors, ethics, interpersonal communication, effective written communication, making decisions, solving problems, managing critical incidents, public speaking, emotional survival, budgeting, media relations and others.

The graduating class is the 63rd to complete APS since the program began in 2003.

Hopkins County Sheriff Matt Sanderson served as guest speaker and Scott County Sgt. Ben Jones served as class speaker.

APS is a stepping stone to DOCJT’s Kentucky Leadership Institute, which consists of a series of three progressive leadership courses aimed at developing and shaping future and current leaders in law enforcement agencies across the commonwealth.

DOCJT 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.

APS Class 63 graduates and their agencies are:

  • Lt. Dale W. Adams, Franklin Police Department
  • Sgt. Jacob Boyle, Independence Police Department
  • Sgt. Aaron Cowan, Glasgow Police Department
  • Sgt. Nathan R. Craft, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sgt. Kelly E. Drew, Paducah Police Department
  • Sgt. Geoffrey P. Gleitz, Bowling Green Police Department
  • Sgt. Curtis W. Hargett, Warren County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sgt. Martin T. Hoffman, Flatwoods Police Department
  • Lt. Joshua D. Hudnall, Scott County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sgt. Ben A. Jones, Scott County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sgt. Bryan S. Langdon, Leitchfield Police Department
  • Sgt. Ryan W. Markus, Campbell County Police Department
  • Cpl. Jabin McGuire, Glasgow Police Department
  • Sgt. Russell L. Nichols, Madisonville Police Department
  • Sgt. Nicholas Owen, Louisville Metro Police Department
  • Sgt. Russell H. Persons, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sgt. Tristan D. Russelburg, Owensboro Police Department
  • Sgt. Gary R. Shaffer, Richmond Police Department
  • Detective William A. Shingleton, Louisville Metro Police Department
  • Sgt. Jerry W. Spurrier, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office