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Trimble residents among grads of KSP program

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Citizens from Trimble, Oldham, Henry and Carroll counties have recently completed the KSP Citizens’ Police Academy at Post 5 located in Campbellsburg. Nineteen people graduated on April 25, 2011 from the public outreach program at a ceremony and dinner held at Our Best restaurant located in Henry County.

The 12-week program consisted of classes covering a wide variety of KSP operations. Ride-alongs and informative presentations covering such topics as crime scene investigation, forensic labs, and special operations are just a few of the opportunities the participants received. While the program is not intended to turn citizens into law enforcement officers, it provided participants the opportunity to become a better-informed member of their community and understand the actual role of the state police.

The next Citizens’ Police Academy at Post 5 will begin in the spring of 2012. Citizens interested in participating in a future Citizens’ Police Academy should contact Senior Trooper Michael Webb at (502) 532-6363 to apply.

The 2011 Citizens’ Police Academy Graduates are: Brittany Belcher, Gloria Belcher, Marilyn Brent, Tami Carrico, McKenzie Combs, Angela Dermon, Regina Heightchew, Corrina Hooker, Natashia Jackson, Tom Jackson, James Long, Charmaine McClure, Boyd Melvin, Tommy Melvin, Jim Powell, Dawn Shuler, Mark Shuler, Faith Stark and Tracy Stark.