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Criminal Justice Department announces graduates

Twenty-four recruits complete 800 hours of training including Ronald Golden from the Russell County Sheriff's Office, and Dustin Clemmons from the Edmonton Police Department.

On October 1, 2021, Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) announced that 24 law enforcement officers from agencies across the state have graduated the basic training academy.

"By choosing a profession of service, you are helping to ensure that Kentucky is a better, brighter place for the future," said Gov. Beshear. "Thank you for being a member of Team Kentucky by protecting our communities and taking action to serve our great commonwealth. Congratulations on your graduation, and we pray daily for your continued safety."

The graduates of Class 519 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.

"While basic training may have come to an end, your career as an officer is just beginning," said DOCJT Commissioner Nicolai Jilek. "Remember your training, and remember we are here for you anytime throughout your career."

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 519 graduates and their agencies are:

Nick Adams
Stanford Police Department

Dustin Clemmons
Edmonton Police Department

Jay Edwards
Providence Police Department

Eric Elder
Providence Police Department

William Fields
Millersburg Police Department

Kyle Florer
Pendleton County Sheriff's Office

Matthew Frederick
Henderson County Sheriff's Office

Ronald Golden
Russell County Sheriff's Office

Nickolas Hines
Daviess County Sheriff's Office

Brandon Holeman
Daviess County Sheriff's Office

Dalton Howard
Owensboro Police Department

Aaron Kingham
Warren County Sheriff's Office

Jonathan Knight
Todd County Sheriff's Office

Joseph Knipp
Williamstown Police Department

Hasan Mehmedovic
Warren County Sheriff's Office

Jakob Mueller
Owensboro Police Department

Jasper Mundy
Mayfield Police Department

Roberto Nochebuena
Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Brentley Patrick
Corbin Police Department

Zachary Prater II
Vanceburg Police Department

Jacob Quillen
Middlesboro Police Department

Christian Shepherd
Anderson County Sheriff's Office

Thomas Shiels
Paducah Police Department

Tomarah Young
Owensboro Police Department

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