RICHMOND, Ky. (June 29, 2012) — Law enforcement officers from 17 agencies across the commonwealth were recognized at a graduation ceremony today for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision.
APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 120-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, as well as 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 46th to complete APS since the program began in 2003.
Henderson Police Department Maj. David Y. Pillar served as guest speaker.
Owensboro Police Sgt. Bradley R. Youngman served as class speaker.
APS is a stepping stone to the Department of Criminal Justice Training’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.
The Department of Criminal Justice Training is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus.
APS 46 graduates and their agencies are:
Sgt. Terry Black, Louisville Metro Police Department
Sgt. Patrick Brannen, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (5th District)
Sgt. Quent Cardwell, Lebanon Police Department
Chief Deputy John E. Cottrell, Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office
Sgt. Chad M. Cunningham, Louisville Metro Police Department
Lt. Dennis L. Foley, Whitley County Sheriff’s Office
Sgt. Gregory A. Gibson, Georgetown Police Department
Sgt. Joseph G. Gonzales, Radcliff Police Department
Sgt. Daniel Grigsby, Danville Police Department
Sgt. David Marques, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (6th District)
Sgt. Randy T. Medlock, London Police Department
Sgt. Tim A. Morris, Mount Washington Police Department
Lt. Erick A. Pacheco, Hopkinsville Police Department
Sgt. Jason Poole, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Sgt. Jermaine Poynter, Henderson Police Department
Sgt. Joshua C. Richardson, Elizabethtown Police Department
Cpl. Russell M. Stoner, Henderson Police Department
Sgt. Chris Watkins, Mayfield Police Department
Sgt. Russell A. Wood, Independence Police Department
Sgt. Bradley R. Youngman, Owensboro Police Department