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DOCJT graduates 25 from basic training

23 weeks of training

RICHMOND, Ky. (July 6, 2017) — Twenty-five law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT).

2Q==The graduates of Class 483 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.

Class 483 graduates and their agencies are:

  • Tanner Abbott, Danville Police Department
  • Todd Adams, Georgetown Police Department
  • Ryan Bessette, Bowling Green Police Department (Recruit of Distinction award)
  • Benjamin Blair, Ashland Police Department
  • Jared Branson, Cincinnati/N. Ky. Airport Police Department
  • William Brown, Casey County Sheriff’s Office
  • Dustin Hale, Mt. Vernon Police Department
  • Tyler Hancock, Hopkinsville Police Department (Outstanding Performance Award for Physical Fitness)
  • Zachery Harper, Edmonton Police Department
  • Cody Hymer, Bowling Green Police Department (Outstanding Performance Award for Physical Fitness)
  • Joshua Jamiel, Henry County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ryan Jones, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • David Lunz, Edmonton Police Department
  • Zachary Mayfield, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Samuel Piper, Russellville Police Department (Outstanding Performance Award for Physical Fitness)
  • Austin Price, Louisville Regional Airport Police Department
  • Joseph Rogers, Eastern Kentucky University Police Department
  • Jacob Ruhe, Danville Police Department
  • Megan Ryle, Kenton County Sheriff’s Office (Coordinator’s award)
  • Richard Shirley, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bryan Smith, Cold Spring Police Department
  • Thomas Smith, Ashland Police Department (Most Improved Award for Physical Fitness and Defensive Tactics)
  • William Smith, Bowling Green Police Department
  • Steve Taylor, Kentucky State University Police Department
  • Joshua Urbanowski, Princeton Police Department (Academic Achievement award) (Recruit of Distinction award)