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KSP Commercial Enforcement Division (Region 3) Welcomes Two New Officers

Date of News Release: 08/08/2011

Officers Matthew Caudill and Joel Tignor

(GEORGETOWN, Ky.) Two new KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) Officers were among 26 law enforcement from across the state that graduated from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

Officers Matthew Caudill and Joel Tignor were assigned to KSP CVE Region 3 Post, which patrols Anderson, Boone, Bourbon, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Woodford Counties.

Officer Matt CaudillOfficer Caudill received the 'Recruit of Distinction' honor for obtaining a grade point above 95 for the academic program. He resides in Florence, Ky. with his wife Tabatha.

Officer Joel TignorOfficer Tignor is also from Florence, Ky. where he lives with his wife Katie and three children Annabelle, Alexis and Colton.

CVE Region Three Commander, Captain David Marcum is excited that both officers have been assigned to his Post.

"The addition of these two officers will provide much needed assistance to an area that is currently short of personnel and will expedite the opening of a new inspection/weigh facility in Northern Kentucky," says Marcum.

Both Caudill and Tignor completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of more than 750 hours, recruit-level-officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.

The Department of Criminal Justice Training is a state agency located on Eastern Kentucky University's campus. The agency is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and was the first in the nation to be accredited under CALEA's public safety training program designation. In 2006, the academy also became the first law enforcement training academy in the nation to be named as a CALEA flagship agency.

The KSP CVE Division promotes safe driving through education and safety awareness while enforcing state and federal laws and regulations, placing special emphasis on commercial vehicles.

For more information about becoming a CVE Officer with Kentucky State Police contact the Recruitment Branch at (502) 782-1861 or visit their website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/cve/careeropportunities.htm.

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