Oak Grove, Hopkinsville Police Departments welcome new officers

Local law enforcement is getting a boost after the newest batch of officers has graduated from the basic training academy.

According to a news release, the graduates of Class 527 received 800 hours of recruit-level instruction over 20 weeks. Major training areas include patrol procedures, physical training, vehicle operations, defensive tactics, criminal law, firearms, criminal investigations, cultural awareness, bias related crimes and tactical responses to crisis situations.

Two of those officers—Jose Alba and Zachary Lancaster—will be going to the Oak Grove Police Department, while Larry Johnston III, Andrew Patino and Alonzo Sanders are heading to the Hopkinsville Police Department.