Laurel County, Ky. - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Deputy Jamie Grimes graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training - Police Academy class #465 on Friday, August 7, 2015.
The graduation was held at the Stratton building on EKU's campus in Richmond, Kentucky . Sheriff John Root and a large contingent of Laurel County deputies and bailiffs attended the graduation.
The DOCJT provides entry-level and advanced individual training for approximately 9000 law enforcement personnel annually. The 22 week, 888 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.
The graduating students represent the successful completion of a highly structured, comprehensive curriculum. As a result, each officer is better prepared to meet the ever-increasing demands placed on today's law enforcement officers.
Deputy Jamie Grimes is native of Laurel County having 2 years of prior service with the Laurel County Sheriff's office as a court security officer and most recently a bailiff. He was promoted to deputy in December 2014. He will be assigned to second shift which generally works from 2 P.M. until 10 PM. .
Deputy Grimes, his wife Jessica, and his 2 sons Byron and Charlie reside in Laurel County.
Parents are: Bobby and Mary Grimes.
Deputy Grimes' s brother is Sgt Robbie Grimes, 2nd shift supervisor at the Laurel Sheriff's Office.
Pictured at the graduation is left to right: Sgt. Robbie Grimes, Deputy Jamie Grimes, and Sheriff John Root.