Extra police cruised into town for sheriff’s meeting

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By Emory Williamson

Many eyebrows rose last week as numerous law enforcement vehicles ventured through Oldham County. But no one was in trouble.

Instead, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and the Louisville Metro Police Department hosted a multi-state law enforcement conference providing interview and interrogation training for law enforcement investigators at the John Black Community Center June 30 through July 2.

The conference – headed by the Kentucky Regional Community Policing Institute and the Southeastern Public Safety Institute – featured law enforcement professionals from across Kentucky and surrounding states.

The training featured instructions on conducting verbal and written statements as well as neurolinguistics. Oldham County Sheriff Steve Sparrow said the purpose of the conference was to educate officers on methods of preventing assaults and protecting residents. He estimated nearly 250 officers were in attendance – the largest in conference attendance numbers to his knowledge.