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DOCJT graduates 28 officers from basic training

23 weeks of training

RICHMOND, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2017) — Twenty-eight law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT).

thumbnail_Basic Class 479 smile_8x10-1The graduates of Class 479 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.

Basic training is mandatory for Kentucky law enforcement officers to comply with the state’s Peace Officer Professional Standards Act of 1998. DOCJT 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.

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.

Class 479 graduates and their agencies are:

  • Adam L. Arnold, Blue Grass Airport Department of Public Safety
  • Kenneth Daniel Baldwin, Murray Police Department
  • Dylan C. Cook, McCracken County Sheriff’s Department
  • Wade D. Denton, Henderson Police Department
  • Matthew C. Feltz, Richmond Police Department
  • Daniel C. Fields, Pike County Sheriff’s Office
  • Tyran L. Furlong, Somerset Police Department
  • Robert Griffin, Ft. Wright Police Department
  • Kevin C. Igo, Covington Police Department
  • Kenneth E. Janes Jr., Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Michael A. Keene, Covington Police Department
  • Jordan T. Keltner, Richmond Police Department
  • Daniel A. Kirstein, Richmond Police Department
  • Hunter S. Marcum, Harlan County Sheriff’s Office
  • Michael Luis Martinez, Richmond Police Department
  • Bradley K. McIntyre, Fleming County Sheriff’s Office
  • Patrick Jon Miller, Fayette County Schools Police Department
  • Jeffrey Daniel Osborne, Covington Police Department
  • William D. Otterson, Murray Police Department
  • Cameron A. Shelton, Henderson Police Department
  • Collin Latane Shelton, Henderson Police Department
  • Johnny C. Southwood, Richmond Police Department
  • Martin L. Tipton, Powell County Sheriff’s Office
  • Tyler C. Tipton, Covington Police Department
  • Trevor D. Towe, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jordan Wesley, Somerset Police Department
  • Christian D. Wilhite, Henderson Police Department
  • John Gordon Wilhoit, Versailles Police Department