RICHMOND, Ky. - Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice Joseph Lambert swore in the16 graduates of the Kentucky Police Corps class today.
"This is just about the best day there could be," Lambert said to the new officers at their graduation ceremony. "The people of Kentucky have a great deal of confidence in you. We, and I speak as a citizen, we look forward to your service to your police departments, to your communities, to your county and to the entire state for many years to come."
Police Corps is a federally funded program that provides up to $15,000 in scholarship money in exchange for a four-year commitment to a local law enforcement agency. The cadets complete a 23-week training schedule that reaches far beyond the 16-week basic training required by the Department of Criminal Justice Training. Police Corps cadets also participate in several enhanced areas of training, including an intensive Spanish language and Mexican culture program that is capped off by two weeks in Mexico.
Graduates of Police Corps VI
Kevin Anderson, Paris Police Department
David Campbell, Versailles Police Department
Michael Canon, Russellville Police Department
Chris Dees, Covington Police Department
Jason Gray, Covington Police Department
Nikolaus Holum, Newport Police Department
Zach Hoppes, Independence Police Department
Latorsa Humphrey, Erlanger Police Department
Jonathan Long, Richmond Police Department
Michael Lusardi, Covington Police Department
Erin Redfield, Nicholasville Police Department
Cameron Taylor, Bowling Green Police Department
Brandon Vance, Newport Police Department
Samuel Wade, Nicholasville Police Department
Kimberly Whitefield, Richmond, Virginia, Police Department
Joshua Worland, Versailles Police Department