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KLE Magazine Issue 49, Spring 2014




Domestic Violence and Abuse Victims May Vote Without Addresses Being Made Public
Vote Sign Photo Kentuckians who are victims of domestic violence and abuse previously had to make the impossible choice between their safety and exercising the fundamental right to vote. Go Here Police Officer's Guide to Recovered Firearms
ATF Guide iPhone Photo The International Association of Chiefs of Police has made ATF's "Police Officer's Guide to Recovered Firearms" available now for the iPhone. This free app is designed specifically for members of law enforcement to aid with processing recovered firearms while in the field. Go Here Kentucky Officer Profile
Officer Sparkman Photo Being in the public eye is nothing new for Versailles Police Officer Steve Sparkman. The 41-year-old, former Clinch Mountain Boy spent 18 years on stage strumming his banjo, earning a Grammy and several International Bluegrass Music Association awards along the way. But in 2010, Sparkman traded one Stetson for another when he hung up his cowboy hat and donned a campaign brim instead. Go Here How to Refresh Marksmanship Qualifications
Target Photo A review about the requirements of KRS 15.383 related to marksmanship qualification for certified peace officers. Go Here JTA Survey Will Affect Training and Liability Issues
JTA A new survey of all law enforcement officers in Kentucky will soon have a dramatic impact on law enforcement training which, in turn, will affect the quality of local law enforcement and city / county liability issues. Go Here Constables in Kentucky
Constable Report Cover The first comprehensive evaluation of the office of constable since its creation in 1850. Go Here Kentucky's Most Wanted
KSP Logo View Kentucky State Police most wanted fugitives. Go Here Safety Tip
Below 100 Logo Each month we will share a safety tip from the 'Below 100' initiative. To see more, click the 'Below 100' link in the side bar. Go Here

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Safe Schools and Communities Conference
School Sign Image The 2014 Safe Schools and Communities Conference will be held June 9-10 in Louisville. Go Here WKU Chiefs Challenge Golf Scramble
GOlf Photo The annual WKU Chiefs Golf Scramble will be held June 6, 2014. Go Here DOCJT Competition Shoot -- New Multi-Gun Format
Competition Shoot Photo The 23rd Annual DOCJT Competition Shoot will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014. Go Here 2014 Bluegrass K-9 Narcotics Trials
K-9 Narcotics Logo The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department is hosting the 2014 Bluegrass K-9 Narcotics Trials. This event includes training, trials and certification (Oct. 31- Nov. 3, 2014.) Go Here KLEC Meeting Dates
KLEC Logo The Kentucky Law Enforcement Council meets quarterly to discuss issues that affect law enforcement across the state.
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KLEDispatches occasionally provides notices or announcements of training offered or hosted by various agencies and private companies. An interested agency should inquire about the training prior to enrolling in any training announced herein. Unless noted otherwise, no certification, accreditation, or endorsement of training is intended or implied by inclusion in this document.

Free Training with KLEC Credit
McGruff the Crime Dog Image A twenty-four hour course on skill building Basic Crime Prevention. Go Here Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Symposium
Domestic Violence This course is not just an investigators course but is designed to offer information and assistance to first responders or patrol officers who are dispatched to these types of crimes. Go Here 2014 DOCJT Schedule Book
Schedule Book Cover The 2014 class schedule is now available.
Schedule Book: Go Here Advanced Collision Reconstruction with CDR Applications Course
CDR Art This course, taught in Frankfort, is an overview of pre crash data sources and recorded crash pulse data, analyzing CDR data in context of your reconstruction and many more topics. Note: This course is not KLEC certified. Go Here Intoxilyzer 8000 Recert Course Suspended
Intoxilyzer Photo Due to factors outside of the control of the Department of Criminal Justice Training the Intoxilyzer 8000 recertification courses scheduled have been suspended at this time. Go Here Free Training from RDPC
RDPC The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium is a DHS funded program providing training and resources to rural first responders. RDPC courses are offered both in-person and online, and are provided at no cost. Go Here

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Cruiser of the month Visit this link for the cruisers of the month. Go Here

New Cruiser Photos
Does you agency have a new police cruiser? We would like to see it. Please send us a photo of your new cruiser at to be previewed in an upcoming edition of KLEDispatches. Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative Report
Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative Report Photo A study is available of public safety emergency vehicle and roadway operations aimed at improving emergency responder safety. Go Here

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The Misinformation Age
Web Art What a remarkable information age we live in; with Smartphones and Tablets, and Google and Wikipedia and the whole worldwide internet thing going on. Go Here 3 Questions About Mobile Device Evidence
Mobile Devices Photo If you're experiencing delays in getting mobile evidence returned to you, it's time to think about ways to make forensic exams easier on the examiners. Help them understand exactly what you need and why you need it. Go Here

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New Supreme Court Decisions
Capitol Photo View the DOCJT website for updates including Search & Seizure and 4th Quarter 2013 additions. Go Here Searches Incident to Arrest in the Smartphone Age
Smart Phone Photo The current fractured state of federal law for search incident to arrest of cell phones makes it very difficult for law enforcement officers to know what searches are permissible. Go Here KY Criminal Law Manual
Criminal Law Manual Cover Includes the most recent changes in law. Go Here Visit DOCJT Legal on the Web
DOCJT Logo Here you can find new Supreme Court cases, the Kentucky Criminal Law Manual, Open Records Decisions and new case laws. Go Here

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KPOA Accepting Nominations for Peace Officer of the Year
KPOA Logo The Kentucky Peace Officers' Association is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Kentucky Peace Officer of the Year Award. Go Here KY Association of School Resource Officers Scholarship
KYASRO Logo The KYASRO is offering a $500 scholarship for post-secondary education to seniors. Go Here Upcoming Deadlines for Various Law Enforcement Grants
Writing Grant Photo Technology purchases can be made much more easily when they are integrated into a well-designed grant application.
Go Here New Chiefs
New Chiefs Visit this link for the updated list of new chiefs. Go Here

Go Back to the Top Hawk Photo Photo by Troy Dye

Soon after killing a squirrel, this hawk was photographed in the back yard of Troy Dye Deputy Chief, Elizabethtown Police Department.

Shots Around Kentucky
We are asking for law enforcement professionals to submit their favorite photos highlighting Kentucky. Sunrise, sunsets, landscapes, Kentucky wildlife or life in Kentucky. Submissions will be screened and the photo will be credited to you. Please send your photo to
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