New Covington officer a Louisville transfer

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New Covington Police Officer Detrick Johnson poses with Captain Greg Jones and Mayor Joe Meyer after being sworn in.


COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington's newest police officer arrives with five years' experience.

Detrick Johnson - an officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department since 2014 - was sworn in Monday afternoon by Mayor Joe Meyer during a short ceremony in the Covington City Commission chambers.
As a lateral transfer, Johnson is already certified and will not need to go through the police academy, Covington Assistant Chief Patrick Swift said.
"We're happy to get another experienced officer we can quickly put on the streets," Swift said. "He will spend the next several weeks training with veteran Covington police officers to learn our paperwork and processes, and most importantly our streets and community."
Johnson received six commendations in a two-year period while serving in Louisville. Previously he worked for the Louisville Metro Youth Detention Center and as a basketball coach at Christian Academy of Louisville.
He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and corrections from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Education degree from Ohio University.
He brings Covington's force to 111 of 114 authorized positions.
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Posted on July 31, 2019 in Police.