Law enforcement officers from agencies across the commonwealth were recognized today 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.
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 72nd to complete APS since the program began in 2003.
Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelley served as guest 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. 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 – making it the nation’s only law enforcement training academy to achieve dual accreditation by two independent accrediting organizations.
APS Class 72 graduates and their agencies are:
Micah D. Amstutz, Maysville Police Department
Michael E. Ball, Louisville Metro Police Department
Brian J. Clark, Ashland Police Department
Brett Dover, Boone County Sheriff’s Office
Gregory P. Eastham, Ludlow Police Department
Eric A. Edbrooke, Shively Police Department
Jason Fields, Kenton County Police Department
Jeremy S. Garrison, Stanford Police Department
Lawrence J. Hoppius, Newport Police Department
Scott Horn, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife
William J. Hunt, Ft. Thomas Police Department
George C. Kreutzjans, Ft. Wright Police Department
Taylor R. Miller, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office
James E. Mills, Jr., Taylor Mill Police Department
Dustin Mullins, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife
Jeremy Nettles, Scott County Sheriff’s Office
Scotty Perian, Campbellsville Police Department
Daniel Pollock, Flemingsburg Police Department
Matthew Sauerbeck, Boone County Sheriff’s Office
James D. Talbott, Scottsville Police Department
Wilbur David Tindall, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
James M. Wright, Grant County Sheriff’s Office