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6 Northern Kentucky Officers Graduate State Academy

Twenty-six law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated from basic training Friday at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

Six are from Northern Kentucky.

The graduates of Class 477 completed 23 weeks of training, which consisted of 923 hours of recruit-level instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid and CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and the mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.

Basic training is mandatory for Kentucky law enforcement officers to comply with the state’s Peace Officer Professional Standards Act of 1998. The Department of Criminal Justice Training provides basic training for city and county police officers, sheriffs’ deputies, university police, airport police and others. 

The agency also provides in-service and leadership training for Kentucky law enforcement officers and public safety dispatch training.

The Department of Criminal Justice Training is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus. 

Class 477's local graduates and their agencies are:

James Andrew Endicott, Covington Police Department

Jared T. Horton, Boone County Sheriff’s Office

Ethan C. Livingood, Covington Police Department

John Ryan Prindle, Boone County Sheriff’s Office

Bryan J. Rondeau, Boone County Sheriff’s Office

William Brent Rowland, Boone County Sheriff’s Office 

-Staff report