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Industries Served

Law Enforcement Police/Fire Dept./Law Enforcement

Training Formats Offered

  • Classroom
  • Hybrid/Blended
  • Distance Education
Accredited Provider Overview
Organization Name Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training
Short Name (DBA)
Location Richmond, KY US
Primary Phone Number (859) 622-5930
Website https://docjt.ky.gov/
Accredited Provider Since 2010
Audiences Served Both (Internal and External Participants)


The Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) provides entry-level and in-service training for approximately 11,000 students each year, including city and county police officers, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, university police, airport police, law enforcement telecommunicators and coroners. Training is also provided for officers charged with water enforcement, motor vehicle enforcement, alcoholic beverage control, mining reclamation and personnel from several other state and federal agencies.

Instruction is provided by 85 law enforcement training instructors, who are supported by a 70 member administrative and executive staff. In March 2003, the Department of Criminal Justice Training became the first public safety training academy in the United States and Canada to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) under its newly created program, Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation. In 2010 DOCJT received another Accreditation from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Accreditation requires compliance with a predetermined number of nationally recognized standards and benefits every agency trained by the DOCJT by strengthening their position in litigation involving officer training.

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