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KCSO Academy Graduation

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy will graduate 27 recruits in a special ceremony Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Detention Facility on Maloneyville Road.   The keynote speaker is Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols.

The graduating class went through ten weeks of intense training to meet the criteria set by the Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission.  In this basic police school, students spent much of their time learning the law, arrest procedures, and community policing.  They also developed expertise in the tools of the profession such firearms, driving and defensive tactics.

The ceremony will also include the presentation of POST certificates to the students and the recognition of six exceptional recruits.  The students will find out during the ceremony the winners of the James Kennedy Outstanding Officer Award, the Mark Currier Achievement Award, and the winners of the Physical Fitness, Firearms Proficiency, Academic, and Driving awards.

The Regional Training Academy was established in 1996 and since then has graduated 487 law enforcement officers.  Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones said he is proud of all the recruits.  “Each officer goes into the community with the skill and calm reason needed for such a demanding job,” said the Sheriff.



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