New Chiefs

New Chiefs

Scott Smith - Ludlow Police Department

Scott Smith was appointed chief of Ludlow Police Department on July 10, 2015. Smith began his law enforcement career with the Newport Police Department and has 15 years of law enforcement experience. He also served the Independence Police Department before coming to Ludlow. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in Business and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University. He is a graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Basic Training Class No. 355.


Lawrence Weathers - Fayette Co. Schools Law Enforcement Department

Lawrence Weathers was appointed director of Fayette Co. Schools Law Enforcement Department on July 1. Weathers has 27 years of law enforcement experience. His entire law enforcement career was spent with the Lexington Police Department, retiring as assistant chief. Weathers has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University. Weathers graduated from the Lexington Police Department Basic Training Academy in 1989. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 253rd session and a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command.


Derrick Blevins - Morehead Police Department

Derrick Blevins was appointed chief of Morehead Police Department on August 1. Blevins has 12 years of law enforcement experience. His entire law enforcement career has been with the Morehead Police Department moving through the ranks to become chief. Blevins is a graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Basic Training Class No. 348.


Dale M. Harp - Muldraugh Police Department

Dale Harp was appointed chief of Muldraugh Police Department on August 1. Harp began his law enforcement career in 2012. His entire law enforcement career has been spent with Muldraugh. Harp has a bachelor’s degree in Personal Security and Personnel Management from Henley-Putnam University. He is a graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Basic Training Class No. 438. Harp served as the class leader.

Recruitment and Retention: Part III

Recruitment and Retention: Part III

Recruitment and Retention: Part II

Recruitment and Retention: Part II