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Office of the Commissioner

Greetings! On behalf of the men and women of the Kentucky State Police, I welcome you to The Kentucky State Police website. This website is designed to highlight the many services and programs available through our agency as well as access to crime and traffic information, safety resources, upcoming events and much more!

I am honored and humbled to serve as the Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police. It is my desire to continue with the rich tradition of this agency by honoring service above self. Our dedication and strict adherence to KSP core values and principles will remain a constant focus as we move forward together as an agency. Every member of this agency is committed to the core values of our agency and will serve with integrity and compassion.

I appreciate your interest in the Kentucky State Police as we continue to proudly serve you and celebrate nearly 70 years of unparalleled service to those we’ve sworn to protect. Please visit our site often as it is updated frequently with new information.

Best Regards,
Commissioner Rodney Brewer

Rodney Brewer | KSP Commissioner

Rodney Brewer
KSP Commissioner

A native of Louisville, Rodney Brewer currently serves as Kentucky State Police Commissioner, where he previously held the position from December 2007 – February 2016.  A thirty-three-year veteran of the agency, he served in numerous assignments including uniformed operations, special investigations, narcotics, strategic planning, academy commander, and the executive protection detail assigned to protect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.  He held every merit and non-merit rank within the organization and was the longest serving Commissioner in the agency’s history.

Brewer completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Louisville, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration in 1979 and his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice in 1993.  He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officer’s Course. Brewer has instructed at the Department of Criminal Justice Training, the FBI Academy at Quantico, National Crime Prevention Institute, the Southern Police Institute, and the Kentucky State Police Academy.  He has also lectured in Europe and the Middle East on leadership and ethics to police agencies in Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, and Lebanon.  He has traveled extensively in Mexico regarding language programs and intelligence sharing initiatives. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Executive Institute and recently completed the Leadership in Counter-terrorism (LINCT) course in Australia that involved police leadership from six different countries.

A nationally published author regarding various law enforcement topics, Brewer is frequently a sought after speaker by various police agencies and companies across the United States.  He is the recipient of the United States Senator Wendell H. Ford Law Enforcement Leadership Award, the Southern Police Institute Distinguished Alumni Award, the Optimist Club Law Enforcement Official of the Year, the University of Louisville “Red Apple” Award for teaching excellence and the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Melvin Shein Leadership Award.

Brewer has a son, daughter and two baby grand-daughters. He is an avid gardener, outdoorsman, woodworker and Corvette owner who lives with his wife in Ballardsville, Kentucky.

Contact the Office of the Commissioner

By Phone: (502) 782-1800

By Mail/In Person at:

Kentucky State Police Headquarters
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

By email: Email the Commissioner’s Office

Command Staff

Phillip "PJ" Burnett

Lt. Colonel

Operations Division

Larry Newton

Lt. Colonel

Technical Services Division

Kyle Nall

Lt. Colonel

Administrative Division

Jeremy Murrell


Technical Services Division

Michael Rogers


Special Enforcement Troop

Darren Stapleton


East Troop Commander

Matthew Johnson


West Troop Commander

Bruce Button


Professional Troop Support

David Trimble


Operational Support

Nathaniel Day


CVE Division