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Kentucky State Police Announce 47 Promotions

Date of News Release: 09/16/2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2016) - The Kentucky State Police recognized the promotion of 47 officers throughout the state at a ceremony held today in Frankfort. Two lieutenant colonels, five majors, five captains, thirteen lieutenants and twenty-two sergeants were commissioned.

Effective September 1st, 2016:

Major Steven J. Long, Operations Division, Special Enforcement Troop, was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, Operations Division Director.
Major Chad E. White, Administrative Division, Operational Support Troop, was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, Administrative Division Director.
Captain David P. Jude was promoted to Major and transferred from Post 6, Dry Ridge, to the Administrative Division, Professional Support Troop.
Captain Jeremy C. Slinker was promoted to Major and transferred from East Drug Enforcement Special Investigations (DESI) to the Operations Division, Special Enforcement Troop.
Captain Fredrick A. Williams, Jr. was promoted to Major and transferred from the Academy Branch to the Administrative Division, Operational Support Troop.
CVE Captain Derek Shawn Hines was promoted to Major, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Troop.
Lieutenant Jeremy V. Thompson was promoted to Major and transferred from Post 4, Elizabethtown, to the Operations Division, West Troop.
Lieutenant Kevin S. Minor was promoted to Captain and remains at the Aircraft Branch.
Lieutenant Jennifer M. Sandlin, was promoted to Captain and remains at Post 9, Pikeville.
Lieutenant Donald R. Wilson, Jr. was promoted to Captain and transferred from Post 12, Frankfort, to the Academy Branch.
Lieutenant Derek R. Grant was promoted to Captain and transferred from Post 15, Columbia, to the Technical Services Division, Forensic Laboratory Troop.
CVE Lieutenant Nathaniel Day was promoted to Captain and transferred from Region 6, Pikeville, to Region 4, London.
Sergeant Todd M. Harwood was promoted to Lieutenant and remains at Post 12, Frankfort.
Sergeant Kyle J. Nall was promoted to Lieutenant and remains at Post 1, Mayfield.
Sergeant Michael B. Webb was promoted to Lieutenant and remains at the Public Affairs Branch as Commander.
Sergeant Jerry T. Handy, II was promoted to Lieutenant and transferred from the Driver Testing Branch to Post 6, Dry Ridge.
Sergeant Jacqualine R. Joseph was promoted to Lieutenant and transferred from the Driver Testing Branch to Post 12, Frankfort.
Sergeant Douglas L. Carter was promoted to Lieutenant and remains at the Aircraft Branch.
Sergeant Bradly L. Stotts was promoted to Lieutenant and transferred from Post 15, Columbia, to the Intelligence Branch as Commander.
Sergeant Jeremy S. Hamm was promoted to Lieutenant and transferred from the Internal Affairs Branch to the Financial/Grants Management Branch as Commander.
Sergeant Jason A. Palmer was promoted to Lieutenant and remains at the Legislative Security Branch and the Facilities Security Branch as Commander.
Sergeant Roger J. Gabbard was promoted to Lieutenant and transferred from Post 13, Hazard to Post 2, Madisonville.
CVE Sergeant James A. Medley II was promoted to Lieutenant and remains at CVE Program Support Branch.
CVE Sergeant Malcolm L. Jessup II was promoted to Lieutenant and remains at CVE Region 1, Henderson.
CVE Sergeant Jason S.Townsend was promoted to Lieutenant and transferred from CVE Region 5, Morehead, to CVE Region 4, London.
Trooper First Class James H. Green, III was promoted to Sergeant and remains at Post 1, Mayfield.
Trooper First Class Timothy Brad Austin was promoted to Sergeant and remains at the Aircraft Branch.
Master Trooper Toby K. Gardner was promoted to Sergeant and transferred from Post 8, Morehead, to Post 6, Dry Ridge.
Senior Trooper Brad A. Riley, Executive Security Officer II, was promoted to Sergeant and remains at the Executive Security Branch.
Trooper First Class Toby E. Young, Executive Security Officer II, was promoted to Sergeant and remains at the Executive Security Branch.
Master Trooper Anthony S. Brown was promoted to Sergeant and transferred from Post 4, Elizabethtown, to the Driver Testing Branch.
Master Trooper Bradley G. Cure was promoted to Sergeant and transferred from the Special Operations Branch, Canine Section, to Post 9, Pikeville.
Master Trooper Craig L. Engler was promoted to Sergeant and transferred from Post 2, Madisonville, to Post 1, Mayfield.
Trooper First Class James W. Richard was promoted to Sergeant and remains at Post 15, Columbia.
Master Trooper David L. Norris was promoted to Sergeant and remains at the Employee Assistance Branch.
Trooper First Class Wendell D. Higginbotham was promoted to Sergeant and transferred from Post 11, London, to Post 15, Columbia.
Trooper First Class Johnathan R. Boyd was promoted to Sergeant and transferred from Post 15, Columbia, to Post 12, Frankfort.v Trooper First Class Kevin S. Thacker was promoted to Sergeant and transferred from Post 9, Pikeville, to Post 12, Frankfort.
Senior Trooper Anthony W. Trotter was promoted to Sergeant and remains at the Academy Branch.
Trooper First Class Brett S. Miller was promoted to Sergeant and transferred from Post 1, Mayfield, to Post 5, Campbellsburg.
Trooper First Class Delzie J. Kelly was promoted to Sergeant and transferred from Post 11, London, to Post 6, Dry Ridge.
Trooper First Class Jackie D. Cottrell, II was promoted to Sergeant and transferred from Post 8, Morehead, to Post 6, Dry Ridge.
CVE Officer II, Richard P. Bolduc was promoted to CVE Sergeant and transferred from CVE Region 5, Morehead, to CVE Program Support Branch.
CVE Officer II, Jason H. Morris was promoted to CVE Sergeant and remains at Region 2, Louisville.
CVE Officer II, Derek A. Cundiff was promoted to CVE Sergeant and transferred from CVE Region 2, Louisville, to CVE Region 4, London.
CVE Officer First Class James M. Fields was promoted to CVE Sergeant and transferred from CVE Region 6, Pikeville, to CVE Region 5, Morehead.

Effective May 1, 2016:

Facilities Security Officer II Steven Wilson was promoted to Sergeant, Facilities Security Branch.