Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
NINETEEN PEACE OFFICERS GRADUATE FROM ACADEMY
RICHMOND - Law enforcement officers from 14 agencies graduated today from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Basic Training Academy.
The 19 members of Class 375 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 375 graduates and their agencies are:
Wesley J. Babcock, Pikeville Police Department
Jeffrey M. Bailey, Pikeville Police Department
Charles R. Blankenship, Pikeville Police Department
Scotty Hamilton, Pikeville Police Department
Richard A. Baldwin, Hopkins County Sheriff
Christopher A. Bolton, Paducah Police Department
Bobby C. Davidson, Livingston County Sheriff
Brian C. Griffieth, Mount Sterling Police Department
Jeffery E. Haddock, Louisville Metro Youth Detention
Lamont E. Perry, Louisville Metro Youth Detention
Ryan A. Harvey, Florence Police Department
Jeremy S. Hisle, Winchester Police Department
James Howard, Booneville Police Department
Adam J. Kuhlman, Boone County Sheriff
Bart A. Mills, Bellefonte Police Department
Joshua T. Richie, Georgetown Police Department
Kyle B. Springer, Georgetown Police Department
Dennis R. Taylor, Ohio County Sheriff
Shannon D. Wells, Hopkinsville Police Department
Awards: Kyle B. Springer, Academic Achievement Award; Scotty Hamilton, Coordinator’s Award; Scotty Hamilton, Performance Award in Physical Fitness; James Howard, Performance Award in Physical Fitness; Joshua Richie, award for 110% in Physical Fitness and Defensive Tactics; Jeremy S. Hisle, Firearms Proficiency Award.
Class officers: Jeffery E. Haddock, Class Leader; Adam J. Kuhlman, Adjutant; Christopher A. Bolton, Honor Code Representative; Lamont E. Perry, Special Projects Officer; Wesley J. Babcock, Squad Leader.