Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING GRADUATES 18 RECRUITS
RICHMOND, Ky. – Law enforcement officers from nine agencies across Kentucky graduated today from the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy.
Daviess County Sheriff Keith Cain, guest speaker for the ceremony, reminded the graduating recruits that their duty is not only to protect but also to serve the communities in which they reside.
“Every new officer in this auditorium shares with each seasoned law enforcement veteran the obligation to deliver his or her very best,” he said.
Sheriff Cain emphasized the veracity the public expects from its officers and stressed that each new recruit be conscious of the position he holds in his community.
“Good character, solid character, visible character, comprised of integrity, honesty, professionalism, compassion, respect and accountability – these qualities ensure the public will receive the quality of service they deserve and in turn, we will enjoy the support, love and gratitude we have earned by demonstrating and practicing good character,” Cain said.
The 18-member class underwent 16 weeks of training, which consisted of more than 660 hours of recruit-level officer academy instruction. Major training areas include law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigation, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.
The academy is located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.
Graduates of Class 361 and their agencies are:
Paul D. Adkins, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Greggrey S. Andrews, Eastern Kentucky University Public Safety
Robert Brian Andrus, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
John R. Burnett, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Chester Freels, Jr., Daviess County Sheriff’s Office
Kenny Neil Johnson, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Rodney F. Johnson, Georgetown Police Department
Brian S. Maines, Grant County Sheriff’s Office
R. Brandon Markesbery, Grant County Sheriff’s Office
Benjamin H. Martin, Georgetown Police Department
Brian M. Moore, Georgetown Police Department
Roy Michael Murley, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Brant K. Noble, Perry County Sheriff’s Office
Sean G. Parks, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Carl N. Roby, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office
Michael S. Stewart, Bell County Sheriff’s Office
Kenneth L. Thomas, Glasgow Police Department
Joshua D. Toomey, Western Kentucky University Police Department