Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian France and Corbin Patrolman Jarrett Carr were among 24 law enforcement officers who graduated from Police Academy on Thursday, June 30.
The graduation for Class #528 was held at First Baptist Church in Richmond, Kentucky.
France and Carr completed 800 hours each of recruit-level instruction over 20 weeks as part of the Department of Criminal Justice’s Law Enforcement Basic Training Course.
“The hard work you’ve put in over the last 20 weeks has paid off,” Gov. Beshear said. “We look forward to seeing how you will help create safer communities and pray that each of you have a safe and healthy career serving the people of Kentucky.”
Major areas included in the training were 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.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root stated the course is mandatory for all Kentucky law enforcement.
Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily
Photo of Deputy France by Laurel Co. Sheriff’s Office, Photo of Patrolman Carr by Corbin Police Department