Retired State Police Leader Now Chief Of Rangers

May 9, 2013

A retired Kentucky State Police lieutenant colonel has been named head of rangers for Kentucky State Parks.  Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker announced Joe West’s appointment yesterday. West began his career with the state police in 1978 and served in a variety of roles. He’s also been an instructor at Eastern Kentucky University, Prestonsburg Community College and the Kentucky State Police Academy. As chief ranger, West will be responsible for overseeing security at all of Kentucky's state parks.