RICHMOND, Ky. - Officers from 14 of the state’s law enforcement agencies were recognized today for completing the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision.
The APS, also referred to as the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week (120-hour) training program for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list.
While in the course, 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 program includes reading and writing assignments and scenario-based exercises designed to enhance the students’ ability to perform at the supervisor’s level in their agencies. APS is hands-on, with as much skill demonstration as classroom work.
The APS is a stepping stone to the Criminal Justice Executive Development program, which is a five-week advanced leadership course offered once a year for supervisors at Kentucky’s small and medium-size law enforcement agencies.
The APS held its first class in June 2003. Since then, ten classes have graduated from the program.
APS 10 graduates and their agencies are:
Doug Becker, Cincinnati/N. KY Airport Police Department
Eric Black, Louisville Metro Police Department
Daniel Brewer, Berea Police Department
Tim Craft, Richmond Police Department
Robert Duvall, Owensboro Police Department
Mike Elder, Nicholasville Police Department
Matt Godsey, Nicholasville Police Department
Jaime Green, Eddyville Police Department
Robert (Bob) Hamilton, Morehead Police Department
Adam Houghton, Louisville Metro Police Department
Mark McDowell, Ashland Police Department
John Murray, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Police Department
Stephen M. Robinson, Murray Police Department
Steve Sutton, Frankfort Police Department
Robert Dale Tillery, Berea Police Department
Tim Tutt, Berea Police Department
Pamela Walker, Louisville Metro Police Department
Jeff Welch, Henderson Police Department
Rick Willey, Bowling Green Police Department
Wink Yeary, Harlan Police Department