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4 from NKY Police Departments Graduate from Executive Program

Twenty-two law enforcement executives from agencies across Kentucky graduated Friday from the Criminal Justice Executive Development program, an advanced leadership course designed for supervisors at small- and medium-size agencies from across the state.

Kenton County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Shawn Butler served as guest speaker.

The 20 graduates comprised the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s 19th CJED class. Oldham County Police Sgt. James Brownserved as class speaker.

CJED is a four-week, 168-hour program that focuses on identifying, analyzing and solving problems as well as leadership, personnel administration, operations, fiscal management, executive and environmental relationships.

The purpose of the course is to provide students with the academic background, leadership skills and management techniques required for the future. Each session enhances leadership abilities and encourages the development of visionary thinkers.

To take part in CJED, potential students must be supervisors who rank sergeant or above. They must apply for entrance into the program and be selected by a committee of CJED graduates from across the commonwealth. 

Students attend CJED courses for one week each month for four months.

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

Graduates from Northern Kentucky:

Sgt. Matthew Kremer, Erlanger Police Department

Capt. Todd Massey, Kenton County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Emily Melville, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Police Department

Commander Brian Valenti, Covington Police Department

-Staff report

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