Rodney Brewer



Rodney Brewer, a native of Louisville, was named Kentucky State Police Commissioner in December 2007.  A thirty-three year veteran of the agency, he has served in numerous assignments including uniformed operations, special investigations, narcotics, strategic planning, academy commander, and the executive protection detail assigned to protect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.  He has held every merit and non-merit rank within the organization.

Commissioner Brewer has instructed at the Department of Criminal Justice Training, National Crime Prevention Institute, the Southern Police Institute, and the Kentucky State Police Academy.  He has also lectured in Europe on leadership and ethics to police agencies in Romania, Slovakia and Turkey.  He has traveled extensively in Mexico regarding language programs and intelligence sharing initiatives. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Executive Institute and recently completed the Leadership in Counter-terrorism (LINCT) course in Australia that involved leadership from six different countries.

A nationally published author regarding various law enforcement topics, Commissioner Brewer is frequently a sought after speaker by various police agencies across the United States.  He is the recipient of the United States Senator Wendell H. Ford Law Enforcement Leadership Award, the Southern Police Institute Alumnus of the Year Award, the Optimist Club Law Enforcement Official of the Year, the University of Louisville “Red Apple” Award for teaching excellence, and the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Melvin Shein Leadership Award.