Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
SIXTEEN PEACE OFFICERS GRADUATE FROM ACADEMY
RICHMOND - Law enforcement officers from 13 agencies graduated today from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Basic Training Academy.
The 16 members of Class 373 underwent 18 weeks of training, which consisted of more than 750 hours of recruit-level officer academy instruction. Major training areas include 40 hours of homeland security training, Orientation for New Law Enforcement Families, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigation, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures, and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.
The 18-week academy is mandatory for all Kentucky law enforcement officers who are required to comply with the state’s Peace Officer Professional Standards Act of 1998.
DOCJT is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus.
The agency is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and was the first accredited Public Safety Training Program in the nation. In July, DOCJT also became the first law enforcement training academy in the nation to be designated as a CALEA flagship agency.
Class 373 graduates and their agencies are:
Christopher L. Baxter, Paducah Police Department
Scottie R. Bennett, Paducah Police Department
Charles A. Bowling, Owsley County Sheriff’s Office
Michael D. Burton, Adair County Sheriff’s Office
Tyler M. Clark, Western Kentucky University Police Department
Phillip A. Dixon, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office
Nathan M. Doty, Lawrenceburg Police Department
Charles W. Greer, Adair County Sheriff’s Office
Steven J. Kush, Campbell County Police Department
John M. Ramsey Jr., Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office
Robert J. Smith, Warren County Sheriff’s Office
Justin R. Taylor, Warren County Sheriff’s Office
Bryan R. Tipton, Martin County Sheriff’s Office
Jared B. Wagner, Fleming County Sheriff’s Office
Michael D. Winkler, Edgewood Police Department
Thomas R. Young, Meade County Sheriff’s Office
Awards: Bryan R. Tipton, Academic Achievement Award; Michael D. Winkler, Coordinator’s Award; Steven J. Kush, Performance Award in Physical Fitness; Nathan M. Doty, award for 110 % in Physical Fitness and Defensive Tactics; Jared B. Wagner, Firearms Proficiency Award.
Class officers: Christopher L. Baxter, class leader; Tyler M. Clark, adjutant; Michael D. Burton, Honor Code representative; John M. Ramsey Jr., special projects officer; Steven J. Kush, squad leader.