A Simpson County deputy sheriff was among 30 law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduating from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training on Dec. 5.

Quintin O. Wright and the remaining graduates completed 20 weeks of training, which consisted of 800 hours of recruit-level instruction.

Major training areas included law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid and CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and the mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.

Basic training is mandatory for Kentucky law enforcement officers to comply with the state's Peace Officer Professional Standards Act of 1998.

The Department of Criminal Justice Training is a state agency located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

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