FRANKFORT -- On Jan. 3, the longest serving commissioner in KSP history was reappointed to serve once again. The announcement from Gov. Andy Beshear came just days into the New Year and brought Rodney Brewer out of retirement to take the lead of an agency he has a 33-year history with.
During his previous tenure, Brewer served in numerous assignments including uniformed operations, special investigations, narcotics, strategic planning, academy commander, and executive protection detail assigned to protect the governor and lieutenant governor. He held every merit and non-merit rank within the organization including commissioner from Dec. 2007 through Feb. 2016, a KSP news release said.
Upon returning to KSP, he had to hit the ground running with a legislative session already in full swing that is being dominated by work on a new two-year state budget.
Looking beyond the session, Brewer outlined his vision for KSP that includes expanding current victim programs with enhanced outreach.
A native of Louisville, Brewer is currently residing in Ballardsville with his wife Dana.