Four of the 22 law enforcement offers who graduated last week from Kentucky’s Criminal Justice Executive Development (CJED) program hail from Northern Kentucky.
The program involves an advanced leadership course designed for supervisors at small- and mid-sized agencies across the state.
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, and executive and environmental relationships. The most recent cohort represents the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s 19th CJED class.
Students attend CJED courses for one week each month over the four-month program.
To take part in CJED, candidates must be supervisors who rank sergeant or above. Applications are reviewed by a committee of CJED graduates from departments across Kentucky.
The four graduates from Northern Kentucky included:
- Sgt. Matthew Kremer, Erlanger Police Department
- Capt. Todd Massey, Kenton County Sheriff’s Office
- Sgt. Emily Melville, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Police Department
- Commander Brian Valenti, Covington Police Department
Keynote speakers at the graduation ceremony included Kenton County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Shawn Butler and Oldham County Police Sgt. James Brown.
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