Glasgow Police Department Officer Eric Guffey joined law enforcement recruits from 17 other agencies across Kentucky to graduate today from the Department of Criminal Justice Training's Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy.

The 26-member class is the first to graduate since DOCJT's curriculum changed from 16 weeks to 18 weeks of training. The new Basic Training Academy curriculum now consists of more than 750 hours of recruit-level officer academy instruction, which includes 40 hours added for homeland security training and additional expansion in the areas of firearms, driving, a new Orientation for Law Enforcement Families class, paradoxes in policing, elder abuse, the Live Scan fingerprint machine, electronic reports, a crime scene practical exercise, case jacket preparation and pre-trial conferences.

Others graduates of Class 369 and their agencies are:

Ramon Pineiroa Jr. and Michael L. Clark, Nelson County Sheriff's Office

Anthony B. Hughes and Tony F. Dawkins, Paducah Police Department

Patrick T. Donoghue, Bowling Green Police Department

Jeffery W. Macek and Robert T. Dunn, Warsaw Police Department

Jason S. Ellis, Bardstown Police Department

Sirrethia Fox, Kentucky State University Police Department

Joshua A. Gearheart, Flatwoods Police Depart-ment

Cory C. Golightly, Clinton Police Department

Katherine M. Havens, Eastern Kentucky Univer-sity Public Safety

Benjamin T. Hodge, Whitley County Sheriff's Office

Amanda S. Hulen, Western Kentucky Univer-sity Police Department

Brian P. Knipp, Boyd County Police Department

Joseph W. McKenney, Hazard Police Department

Joshua A. Meadors, Whitley County Sheriff's Department

Ian M. Norris, Franklin Police Department

Jason K. Poole, Belle-fonte Police Department

Edward R. Whitworth, Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

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