Twenty-eight law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The 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. The Department of Criminal Justice Training 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.
The Department of Criminal Justice Training 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