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4 from NKY Graduate from Law Enforcement Executive Program

Twenty law enforcement executives from agencies across Kentucky graduated Friday from the Criminal Justice Executive Development program, an advanced leadership course designed for supervisors at the state’s small- and medium-size agencies.

Among the graduates were Ludlow Police Lieutenant and interim Chief Bartholomew Beck, Bellevue Police Sergeant Lisa Hampton, Ft. Wright Police Sergeant Michael Knight, and Campbell County Police Lieutenant Jeremy Newberry.

Jeffersontown Police Department Chief Richard W. Sanders served as guest speaker.

The 20 graduates comprised the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s 17th CJED class. Paducah Police Department Captain George Johnson served as class speaker.

CJED is a five-week program that focuses on identifying, analyzing and solving problems as well as leadership, personnel administration, operations, fiscal management, executive and environmental relationships.

The purpose of the course is to provide students with the academic background, leadership skills and management techniques required for the future. Each session enhances leadership abilities and encourages the development of visionary thinkers.

To take part in CJED, potential students must be supervisors who rank sergeant or above. They must apply for entrance into the program and be selected by a committee of CJED graduates from across the commonwealth. 

Students attend CJED courses for one week each month for five months.

The Department of Criminal Justice Training is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus. The agency is the first in the nation to be accredited under the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies’ public safety training program designation. DOCJT also earned accredited through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training in 2013 – making it the nation’s only law enforcement training academy to achieve dual accreditation by two independent accrediting organizations.

-Staff report

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