The head of Kentucky State Police is retiring. The law enforcement agency announced today on Facebook Commissioner Rodney Brewer is stepping down February 29 after 34 years of service.
Commissioner for eight and a half years, Brewer was appointed to this position by Governor Steve Beshear. He says it’s been an honor to lead the organization, describing his time as commissioner as the most rewarding of his professional life.
Brewer led the agency through budgetary challenges, oversaw the construction of a new training academy and the merger of the Commercial Vehicle Division into KSP. Since taking office, the agency introduced the Citizen’s Police Academy, Safe Schools Active Shooter Training and ‘The Trooper R Class,’ which allows the reemployment of retired troopers.
He also oversaw the implementation of using social media to interact with the public. According to the Facebook post, under his watch traffic fatalities and crime in rural areas have declined.
He plans on taking a few months off before pursuing other career opportunities.