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DOCJT grades 22 from Criminal Justice Executive Development program

RICHMOND, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2016) — Twenty-two law enforcement executives from agencies across Kentucky graduated today from the Criminal Justice Executive Development program, an advanced leadership course designed for supervisors at small- and medium-size agencies from across the state.

Graduates comprised the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s 19th CJED class. Oldham County Police Sgt. James Brown served as class speaker.

CJED is a four-week, 168-hour program that focuses on identifying, analyzing and solving problems as well as leadership, personnel administration, operations, fiscal management, executive and environmental relationships.

The purpose of the course is to provide students with the academic background, leadership skills and management techniques required for the future. Each session enhances leadership abilities and encourages the development of visionary thinkers.

To take part in CJED, potential students must be supervisors who rank sergeant or above. They must apply for entrance into the program and be selected by a committee of CJED graduates from across the commonwealth.

Students attend CJED courses for one week each month for four months.

CJED 19 graduates and their agencies are:

  • Lt. Lynn Aubrey, Frankfort Police Department
  • Capt. John Bailey Jr., Western Kentucky University Police Department
  • Chief Derrick Blevins, Morehead Police Department
  • Sgt. James Brown, Oldham County Sheriff’s Office
  • Maj. Jason Duff, Hazard Police Department
  • Detective Lt. Matt Hilbrecht, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sgt. Adam Johnston, Owensboro Police Department
  • Supervisor Mike Keyser, Department of Criminal Justice Training
  • Sgt. Matthew Kremer, Erlanger Police Department
  • Chief John W. Lancaster II, Guthrie Police Department
  • Capt. Charles Lowery, Glasgow Police Department
  • Sgt. David Marques, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
  • Capt. Todd Massey, Kenton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Capt. Troy McLin, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sgt. Emily Melville, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Police Department
  • Supervisor Patrick Melville, Department of Criminal Justice Training
  • Commander John Nevels, Henderson Police Department
  • Capt. Belden Parry, Bowling Green Police Department
  • Investigator Supervisor John Ray Roberts, Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Capt. Matt Smith, Paducah Police Department
  • Sgt. Bill Strader, Madisonville Police Department
  • Commander Brian Valenti, Covington Police Department