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Officers from Dayton, Erlanger & Williamstown Graduate from Police Academy

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

The latest class includes three from Northern Kentucky.

The graduates of Class 475 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. 

The local officers who graduated include:

Phillip C. Blevins, Williamstown Police Department

Brett R. Lockman, Dayton Police Department

Abe J. Spicer, Erlanger Police Department

-Staff report

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