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9 NKY Officers Graduate from State Sergeant's Training

Twenty-two law enforcement officers from agencies across the Commonwealth were recognized 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.

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, media relations and others.

The graduating class is the 72nd to complete APS since the program began in 2003.

Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelley served as guest 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.

Local members of APS Class 72 are:

Brett Dover, Boone County Sheriff’s Office

Gregory P. Eastham, Ludlow Police Department

Jason Fields, Kenton County Police Department

Lawrence J. Hoppius, Newport Police Department

William J. Hunt, Ft. Thomas Police Department

George C. Kreutzjans, Ft. Wright Police Department

James E. Mills, Jr., Taylor Mill Police Department

Matthew Sauerbeck, Boone County Sheriff’s Office

James M. Wright, Grant County Sheriff’s Office

-Staff report

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