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6 NKY Officers Graduate from Basic Training

Law enforcement officers from 18 agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

The class of officers includes six from four Northern Kentucky agencies.

The 22 officers of Class 468 completed 22 weeks of training, which consisted of 888 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control. 

Basic training is mandatory for Kentucky law enforcement officers who are required 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 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.

Class 468 graduates from Northern Kentucky and their agencies are:

Amanda R. Bray, Campbell County Police Department

Carl L. Harris, Jr., Campbell County Police Department

William C. Hausermann, Kenton County Sheriff’s Office

Garrett L. Haynes, Erlanger Police Department

Jennifer Ashley Repka, Independence Police Department

Nick Von Handorf, Erlanger Police Department