Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
DOCJT Graduates 20 Officers from Sergeant's Course
RICHMOND, Ky. – Peace officers from 16 law enforcement agencies across Kentucky 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, 12 classes have graduated from the program.
APS Class 12 graduates and their agencies are:
Mark H. Balentine, Calloway County Sheriff’s Office
Jody Burton, Western Kentucky University Police Department
Mark A. Cline, Morehead Police Department
Josh Devine, Harrodsburg Police Department
Scott Elder, Harrodsburg Police Department
Al Farris, Louisville Metro Police Department
Russell Fuller, University of Louisville Police Department
Steve Hadden, Russellville Police Department
Kevin S. Henry, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Justin Horch, Maysville Police Department
Brian Jackson, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Carolyn Nunn, Louisville Metro Police Department
James Osborne, Murray Police Department
Terry Parker, Hopkinsville Police Department
Michael Redmond, Louisville Metro Police Department
Gregory S. Samaras, Elizabethtown Police Department
Shawn Sims, Erlanger Police Department
Jonathon Sizemore, University of Kentucky Police Department
Mark J. Stidam, Morehead State University Police Department
Steven Tucker, Paris Police Department