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6 from NKY Police Agencies Graduate from Supervision Academy

Law enforcement officers from agencies across the state were recognized Friday 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.

Dayton Police Chief David Halfhill served as guest speaker for the event, which also featured the graduation of one that city's 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 71st to complete APS since the program began in 2003.

University of Louisville Police Department’s Oscar Chavez served as class 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.

DOCJT is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus. 

Graduates from Northern Kentucky:

Brandon D. Haffey, Newport Police Department

Nicholas C. Love, Highland Heights Police Department

Jonathan R. Mangus, Covington Police Department

Gilbert Marksberry, Dayton Police Department

Aaron G. Millson, Boone County Sheriff’s Office

Jonathan A. Newton, Florence Police Department

-Staff report

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