Nineteen 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.
Alexandria Police Chief Mike Ward served as guest speaker.
The 19 graduates comprised the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s 22nd CJED class. Franklin Police Chief Roger Solomon served as class speaker.
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.
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 accredited 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.
CJED 22 graduates* and their agencies are:
James H., Dooley, Ashland Police Department
Brian J. Ferayorni, Independence Police Department
Jonathan K. Fields, Frankfort Police Department
John E. Foutch, Nicholasville Police Department
Matthew Godsey, Nicholasville Police Department
Michael E. Keffer, Bowling Green Police Department
Reginald R. Latham, Elizabethtown Police Department
Martin L. Lopez, Hopkinsville Police Department
Jonathan W. McClain, Bellevue Police Department
Matthew Meyer, Campbell County Police Department
Michael Murdoch, Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office
Eric A. Pacheco, Hopkinsville Police Department
Tristan H. Russellburg, Owensboro Police Department
Natalie Selby, Alexandria Police Department
Larry A. Sennett, Department of Criminal Justice Training
Gary R. Shaffer, Richmond Police Department
Jason N. Slone, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife
Roger Solomon, Franklin Police Department
Jonathan D. Vickous, Bowling Green Police Department