Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING GRADUATES 18 RECRUITS
Lt. Gov Steve Pence commends class for willingness to serve
RICHMOND, Ky. –“The risks and responsibilities of your job are like none other, and that’s why we admire you so much,” said Lt. Gov. Steve Pence, who is also secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, to the graduating law enforcement recruits.
Law enforcement officers from 15 agencies across Kentucky graduated today from the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy. The academy is located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.
During the ceremony, Lt. Gov. Pence recognized the importance of law enforcement to Kentucky’s communities.
“Without law enforcement nothing else matters,” he said. “Schools don’t matter, roads don’t matter, everything is of little consequence unless there is law and order and people like you to enforce that law and order.”
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.
Basic Training Class 364 was also commended for the community project they completed while at the academy. The graduates, along with DOCJT staff members and community support from their hometowns, raised nearly $10,000 to send to the Biloxi (Miss.) Police Department to assist those officers and their families that suffered tremendous loss due to Hurricane Katrina.
Graduates of Class 364 and their agencies are:
Micah D. Amstutz, Maysville Police Department
David A. Boudreau, Hopkinsville Police Department
Mark S. Collier, Clark County Sheriff’s Office
David E. Collins, Fayette County Public Schools
Scott Conrad, Georgetown Police Department
Duane N. Davenport, Central City Police Department
Donald R. Jewell II, Hodgenville Police Department
Benny R. Kauffman, Eddyville Police Department
David Lair, Georgetown Police Department
Jon B. McCormick, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
David J. Pugh, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Brandon O. Tedford, Hopkinsville Police Department
Tony K. Vaughn, Perry County Sheriff’s Office
Phillip W. Warner, Lawrenceburg Police Department
Jessie Reavis Williams, Laurel County Sheriff’s Office
David C. Wiseman, Hazard Police Department
Scott D. Wolf, Lagrange Police Department
Brian Wooldridge, Lawrenceburg Police Department