(Left) While in the academy, Trevor Foster received awards in physical fitness and defensive tactics. From left: Columbia Police Chief Jason Cross, Trevor Foster and Columbia Police officer Evan Burton.
(Right) Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy Chandler Staten with his wife, Hailey Staten, with Sheriff Josh Brockman and Commissioner Alex Payne.
RICHMOND, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2019) – Thirty law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated Thursday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The graduates of Class 506 completed 20 weeks of training, which consisted of 800 hours of recruit-level instruction. Major training areas included 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. The agency is the first in the nation to be accredited under the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies’ public safety training program designation. DOCJT also earned accreditation through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training in 2013.
Class 506 graduates and their agencies are:
Joseph R. Bufford Hopkinsville Police Department (Recruit of Distinction)
Zachary M. Burford Anderson County Sheriff’s Office
Hunter Carroll Glasgow Police Department
Caleb K. Conley Scott County Sheriff’s Office
Tyler C. Daniels Hopkinsville Police Department (Outstanding Performance Award for Physical Fitness)
Hunter R. Disney Laurel County Sheriff’s Office
Charles B. Elmore Clarkson Police Department
Adam B. Fauver Greenville Police Department
Sean M. Fentress Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (Academic Achievement Award and Recruit of Distinction)
Joshua K. Foster Brodhead Police Department
Trevor D. Foster Columbia Police Department (Most Improved Award for Physical Fitness and Defensive Tactics)
Matthew I. Frias Providence Police Department (Coordinator’s Award)
Jeffrey C. Hartman McCracken County Sheriff’s Office
Austin D. Howell Mt. Sterling Police Department
Ricky Hill Fayette County Schools Police Department
Elliott B. Hutton Georgetown Police Department
Jacob K. Johnson Maysville Police Department (Outstanding Performance Award for Physical Fitness)
Hunter C. Martin Powell County Sheriff’s Office
Jeremy L. Moore Fayette County Schools Police Department
Aaron J. Moss Anderson County Sheriff’s Office
Hayden Phillips Glasgow Police Department
Brandon A. Shirley Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Kyle M. Simmons Butler County Sheriff’s Office
Chandler Sirls Graves County Sheriff’s Office
Zachary D. Smith Graves County Sheriff’s Office
Chandler Staten Adair County Sheriff’s Office
Joshua Stigall Fayette County Schools Police Department
Austin M. Swartz Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
Walter J. Wetzel Nelson County Sheriff’s Office (Firearms Proficiency Award)
Quintin O. Wright Simpson County Sheriff’s Office