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2 from Covington, 1 from CVG Police Departments Graduate from State Sergeant's Academy

Law enforcement officers from 16 agencies across the Commonwealth were recognized Friday for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision.

APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 122-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants.

The class included three from Northern Kentucky: Bryan Bogard and Jason Grayof the Covington Police Department, and Christy Strucke of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Police Department.

While in APS, students participate in classes focusing on the role of a supervisor, 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.

The graduating class is the 66th to complete APS since the program began in 2003.

Richmond Police Major Rodney Richardson served as guest speaker and Marshall County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Chumbler, III served as class speaker.

APS is a stepping stone to DOCJT’s Kentucky Leadership Institute, which consists of a series of three progressive leadership courses aimed at developing and shaping future and current leaders in law enforcement agencies across the commonwealth.

DOCJT 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 accreditation 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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