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New Detective Academy
with Ron Gilbert
This course is designed for newly assigned Detectives with less than two years of experience in investigations, or Troopers being considered for an assignment as a General Investigations Detective. This 72-hour course will cover topics ranging from Forensic Lab capabilities, evidence collection and packaging, interviewing, photography, blood spatter, and many more. Practical exercises will be conducted in many areas to supplement classroom instruction and to better facilitate student learning.
Special Instructions: Students will be required to bring all assigned investigative equipment (camera, digital recorder, evidence collection kits, etc.)
Trooper/Officer Health & Wellness (6+ Years with Agency)
with Charles Hedgespeth
LOCATION: KSP Academy (Frankfort)
This course is designed to inform Kentucky State Police Troopers, Kentucky State Police Officers, and/or local law enforcement officers, of all ranks, how to live a healthier lifestyle. Topics covered will range from mental health, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, nutrition, PTSD, coping with stress, nutrition, and implementation of the agency’s new F.A.S.T. test, defensive tactics, strength training, conditioning training, and functional fitness. Classroom work and physical activity will be nearly 50/50; classroom time will be 70:30 for participation: lecture. This course will require physical participation, require students to complete assignments, and give short presentations in front of the class. Students that do not participate in physical exercises and/or assignments will not receive in-service credit. Preference for spring course enrollment will be given to post fitness coordinators. After the completion of this course, Troopers may be listed as mentors at their post/branch on the agency’s intraweb.
ONLINE Emergency Vehicle Operations
8 hour online class from DOCJT
Instructor Development I
with Charles Hedgespeth
This course is designed to develop Kentucky State Police Troopers, Kentucky State Police Officers, and/or local law enforcement officers, with at least 3 years of experience, as law enforcement instructors. Topics covered will range from building a course, engaging students, classroom teach-back, skill teach-back, learn operations of a cadet class, and other instructor-specific topics. Instructor instruction and student teach back will be nearly 50/50; classroom time will be 60:40 for assignment work: lecture. This course will require physical participation, require students to complete assignments, and give several presentations in front of the class. Students that do not participate in physical exercises and/or assignments will not receive in-service credit. After the completion of this course, Troopers/Officers will be considered qualified for adjunct positions at the Kentucky State Police Academy. This course will prepare students for future full-time positions as instructors and for a KLEC instructor course in the future.
KLEC Instructor Certification is not required.
This course is for instructors that are interested in becoming better or those looking to become instructors.
Investigations for the Patrol Unit (CVE DIVISION ONLY)
with Anthony Blakemore
Special Considerations: Currently Open to current CVE units only. Students will be required to arrive with assigned MDT, camera, audio recorder, and any issued evidence collection-related equipment.
Course Description: This course is designed to review, refresh, and update investigative techniques taught used by units assigned to patrol operations. Topics include strategies for success in investigating crimes against people, property, and society. Additional considerations are given for crime scene response by the patrol unit.
Counter Ambush In-Service
with Phillips Wagner
This course is designed to provide instruction on how to: recognize, react, and respond to an ambush situation. This course will also cover legal considerations of returning fire during an ambush and also how to rapidly assess a downed officer and render appropriate aid.
Audience: All KSP and CVE units.
EQUIPMENT: BDU belts and clothing.
RISK LEVEL: Medium
FITNESS LEVEL: Low-Medium
ATTENDEES: Any Rank