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6 Officers from Northern Kentucky Graduate from Basic Training

Thirty-three law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, including six from Northern Kentucky.

The graduates of Class 481 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. 

Local Class 481 graduates and their agencies are:

Michael A. Gonterman, Florence Police Department

D.J. Hutcherson, Florence Police Department

Derek A. Jackson, Florence Police Department

Timothy W. Johnson, Florence Police Department

Nicholas D. Ruffing, Cincinnati/N. Ky. Airport Police Department

Dustin Zink, Florence Police Department

-Staff report