RICHMOND, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root proudly announces the graduation of Deputy Cyruss McVey from the Department of Criminal Justice Training-Police Academy class #543 on Thursday, November 9th, 2023.
The graduation was held at First Baptist Church, Richmond, Kentucky. Richmond is the home of the DOCJT Academy. The sheriff’s office command staff attending the commencement program included: Laurel County Sheriff John Root and Capt. Richard Dalrymple.
The DOCJT provides entry-level and advanced individual training for approximately 9000 law enforcement personnel annually. The 20 week, 800 hour law enforcement basic training course is mandatory for all Kentucky law enforcement officers who are required to comply with police officers professional standards act of 1998. DOCJT provides basic training for city and county police officers, Sheriff's deputies, University police, and airport police throughout the state. The graduating officers represent the successful completion of a highly structured, comprehensive curriculum.
Major training areas include: patrol procedures, physical training, vehicle operations, defensive tactics, criminal law, traffic and DUI, firearms, criminal investigations, cultural awareness, bias related crimes, and tactical responses to crisis situations. As a result, each officer is better prepared to meet the ever-increasing demands placed on today's law enforcement officers.
Deputy Cyruss McVey has prior service with the Laurel County Sheriff's office as a court security officer serving since early 2023. His parents are Virgil McVey and Loretta Smith both of Knox County.
Cyruss is a graduate of Knox Central High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University.
He is a military veteran with 3 years service in the Army National Guard. He has prior law enforcement experience with the McCreary County Federal Bureau of Prisons, security officer with Baptist Health Care Hospital, and was a deputy jailer at the Knox County Detention Center.
Congratulations Deputy Cyruss McVey!
Photos provided by the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.