Southern Police Institute News

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Recipients of tuition scholarships from the Blue Coats organization were recognized on June 11, 2019 at a luncheon at the University Club on the campus of the University of Louisville. Recipients included Southern Police Institute graduates of the 140th and 141st Administrative Officers Course (AOC) and Major Josh Judah, who completed his Masters in Criminal Justice in May. Joining the officers at the luncheon included Blue Coats’ President Mac McClure, members of the Board of Directors, Dr. Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, and Cindy Shain, Director, Southern Police Institute.

Blue Coats is a non-profit organization supporting Jefferson County public safety responders.


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Congratulations to the graduates of the Southern Police Institute’s Homicide Investigation course on May 17, 2019 in North Pole, Alaska. North Pole is close to Fairbanks and drew participants from all over Alaska as well as some from the lower 48 states. The course was the first time in recent memory that Southern Police Institute brought its flagship 80-hour investigative training course to Alaska. Special thanks to Course Coordinator, Lt. Jeromey Lindhag of the North Pole Police Department.