Richmond Kiwanis Club

January, 2015

Law Enforcement Theme


Tuesday, January 6

Planning for the 42nd Annual Fundraising Auction scheduled for Saturday, February 21,
from 9am ­ 5pm at the Richmond City Hall.

Tuesday, January 13

Captain Jeremy Slinker. Capt. Slinker is the newly appointed commander at the Kentucky State Police Post 7 in Richmond. Capt. He served as a lieutenant in the Lexington special operations branch. Slinker most recently served as the commander of the KSP Cannabis Suppression Branch. He is an Eastern Kentucky University graduate and has been a resident of Madison County for nearly 25 years.

Thursday, January 15

100th Anniversary of the founding of
Kiwanis International

Tuesday, January 20

Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock. Chief Brock, a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, is under contract with the City of Richmond to serve as the Chief of Police until June 30, 2017. In an interview with the Richmond Register Brock said he believes the city's police officers "feel more accountable to the citizens" and "take more pride in their jobs." "Morale has improved,"he said, "because officers are confident that opportunities for them are now based on job performance."

Tuesday, January 27

Dr. Peter Kraska, Professor and Chair of graduate studies and research in EKU's School of Justice Studies. Dr. Kraska recently testified before the U.S. Congress Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on federal programs which facilitate the acquisition of military-grade equipment by state and local law enforcement agencies. He discussed the effect that reception of military equipment has on local law enforcement agencies, including the increasing use of SWAT teams over the past twenty to thirty years.


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