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Five NKY Officers Graduate from Basic Training

Five officers from Northern Kentucky police agencies were among the twenty-eight graduates of basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

The graduates of Class 485 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 graduates:

Jeffrey Arlinghaus, Cincinnati/N. KY Airport Police Department

Trevor Bonar, Bellevue Police Department

Glenn Hartke, Erlanger Police Department

Logan Henry, Boone County Sheriff’s Office

Andrew Jones, Williamstown Police Department

Bonar, Hartke, and Henry were recognized as Recruits of Distinction. Hartke was recognized as Class Leader. Arlinghaus was appointed Honor Code Representative. 

-Staff report

Photo: Bellevue Police Officer Trevor Bonar (left) with Police Chief Wayne Turner (via Bellevue Police)