University of Kentucky police chief put on administrative leave for a week

University of Kentucky Police Chief Joe Monroe was put on an administrative assignment for a week in July because he had not completed state training requirements, the university confirmed Monday.

UK spokesman Jay Blanton said that on July 17, the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet sent a letter saying that Monroe had not completed the in-service training for 2012 that he needed to maintain his certification as a peace officer.

Monroe enrolled in the required training on July 18 and completed it on July 22, Blanton said. Major Paul Grant was appointed as acting chief while Monroe was on administrative assignment in the office of the assistant vice president for public safety..

Monroe completed 160 hours of training last year, but scheduling problems prevented him from completing state training in the required time period, Blanton said.