Several EKY police officers graduate from state basic training

Several EKY police officers among 26 recruits completing 800 hours of training
Several EKY police officers among 26 recruits completing 800 hours of training(WBKO)
Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 6:24 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2022 at 12:12 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Ky. (WYMT) - Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) announced that 26 law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated from the basic training academy this week.

“Congratulations to these 24 men and women who have dedicated themselves to 20 weeks of extensive basic training,” said Gov. Beshear. “I ask the commonwealth to join me and First Lady Beshear in prayer for a safe and fulfilling career of service for these heroes.”

DOCJT is committed to providing officers with best practices, the latest technology training and legal information to protect the diverse communities they serve. The graduates of Class 530 received 800 hours of recruit-level instruction over 20 weeks. Major training areas include patrol procedures, physical training, vehicle operations, defensive tactics, criminal law, traffic and DUI, firearms, criminal investigations, cultural awareness, bias-related crimes and tactical responses to crisis situations.

DOCJT provides basic training for city and county police officers, sheriffs’ deputies, university police, airport police throughout the state, only excluding Louisville Metro Police Department, Lexington Police Department, Bowling Green Police Department and the Kentucky State Police, which each have independent academies.

Class 530 graduates (EKY officers are highlighted) and their agencies are:

Louis E. Armstrong, Hopkinsville Police Department

Bennett R. Baldwin, Mt. Vernon Police Department

Tyler A. Burd, Warren County Sheriff’s Office

James Kenneth Cable, Paintsville Police Department

Zachary R. Chapman, Calloway County Sheriff’s Office

Lucas Davis, Hazard Police Department

Michael J. Davis, Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Zacary L. Downs, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office

John D. Evans, Shively Police Department

Daymond F. Foster, Union County Sheriff’s Office

Nicholas L. Hopkins, Calloway County Sheriff’s Office

Nathan W. Huff, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office

Zachary B. King, Mt. Vernon Police Department

Ashley J. Mairose, Villa Hills Police Department

Jonathan R. Milburn, Stanford Police Department

Austin T. Miller, Henderson Police Department

Daniel Miller, Hazard Police Department

Colton H. Mott, Georgetown Police Department

Holly M. Necessary, Columbia Police Department

Madison Puryear, Frankfort Police Department

Justin S. Rader, Richmond Police Department

Andy I. Sanchez, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

Isaiah D. Schneider, Bellevue Police Department

Travis K. Simmons, Shively Police Department

Shelby T. Tekulve, Bellevue Police Department

Matthew C. Wurster, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office