Nine from NKY Graduate from Kentucky Law Enforcement Executive Program

Twenty-one 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.

Nine of the graduates are from Northern Kentucky agencies. Alexandria Police Sgt. Lucas Cooper served as class speaker.

Bowling Green Police Deputy Chief Kevin Wiles served as guest speaker.

This is the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s 21st CJED class. 

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.

Local graduates and their agencies are:

Jacob W. Boyle, Independence Police Department

Lucas T. Cooper, Alexandria Police Department

Ronnie W. Gross, Southgate Police Department

Gregory P. Haigis, Highland Heights Police Department

David Norio Hampton, Kenton County Sheriff’s Office

Gregory D. Lowry, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Police

Kyle R. Rader, Erlanger Police Department

Michael D. Taylor, Bellevue Police Department

Justin Weitholter, Covington Police Department

-Staff report