Sergeant Michael B. Webb
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
Louisville Native Selected as Deputy Commissioner
of the Kentucky State Police
(FRANKFORT, KY) - Lt. Col. Rodney W. Brewer has been promoted to Colonel and appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police.
"Colonel Brewer has a long career with the Kentucky State Police serving in a wide variety of assignments," notes KSP Commissioner Mark Miller. "His depth and breadth of experience, judgment and insight will have a positive strategic impact on the organization as a whole as well as the daily operations of troopers in the field."
A native of Louisville, Brewer is a 24-year veteran of the statewide police agency. He graduated from the KSP Academy in 1979 and was assigned to the Morehead post as a trooper.
Over the years, Brewer advanced steadily through the ranks, serving as KSP Post Commander in Frankfort and LaGrange, Commander of Operations West Branch, Director of Strategic Planning, Director of the Administrative Division and Director of Police Services. These assignments included responsibilities in areas such as legislative and budgetary issues, grants, internal affairs, personnel, highway safety, training, patrol and investigations, narcotics, intelligence, special operations, cannabis suppression and aircraft operations.
"I´m more excited than ever to have the opportunity to serve the Kentucky State Police and the Commonwealth in this capacity," says Brewer. "It´s an honor to work with Commissioner Miller and help advance the many law enforcement initiatives to which the agency and the administration are committed. I look forward to this challenging responsibility that will allow me to further serve the citizens of Kentucky and help make the state a better and safer place to live."
A resident of Crestwood, Brewer is a 1975 graduate of Durrett High School in Louisville. He attended the University of Louisville where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration in 1979 and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 1992. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officer´s Course. He has taught at the Kentucky State Police Academy, the University of Louisville, the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, the National Crime Prevention Institute, the Southern Police Institute and has traveled to Europe to instruct police agencies in Romania and Slovakia.
In 1999, Brewer was the recipient of the LECC Wendell Ford Law Enforcement Leadership Award, an annual award that recognizes leadership qualities and partnerships with federal and local law enforcement agencies.