Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
DOCJT GRADUATES 20 OFFICERS FROM SERGEANTS’ COURSE
RICHMOND, Ky. – Officers from 16 law enforcement agencies across Kentucky were recognized Friday, June 30 for completing the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision.
Harlan Police Chief Danny Caudill was guest speaker for Friday’s ceremony.
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.
Daniel Keusch, of Kantonspolizei Aargau, Switzerland, class speaker for APS Class 17, reminded the class of the attributes of good leadership they learned throughout their three weeks in the academy. Keusch also thanked his classmates for so easily accepting him, the first international police officer to attend APS.
The APS 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.
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, 17 classes have graduated from the program.
APS Class 17 graduates and their agencies are:
R. Scott Akins, Nicholasville Police Department
S. Renea Briggs, Louisville Metro Police Department
Noah T. Coats, Glasgow Police Department
Jason D. Cross, Columbia Police Department
Lorhn G. Frazier, Owensboro Police Department
Randall H. Garrison, Georgetown Police Department
Jeffery C. Gentry, Murray State University Police Department
Kenneth Hightower, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
James Eric Jeffries, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Police
Everett C. Johnson, Jr., UNITE Drug Task Force
Daniel Keusch, Kantonspolizei Aargau, Switzerland
Dale Mason, Murray State University Police Department
Bryan Morrison, Mayfield Police Department
R. Scott Purcell, Murray Police Department
Ronald S. Ratliff, Campbell County Police Department
Peter D. Ropke, Louisville Metro Police Department
Matt Salley, Morehead Police Department
Jeffery A. Simmons, Richmond Police Department
Matt Sly, Georgetown Police Department
Tony Wilson, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement