(Thursday, April 25, 2019) ELIZABETHTOWN Retired Kentucky State Police Major Jeremy Thompson was named the new Elizabethtown Police Chief today during a called special meeting of the Elizabethtown City Council by Elizabethtown Mayor Jeff Gregory. Thompson, who has spent the last 21 years living in the Elizabethtown area, is currently the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office representing the Western district of Kentucky. During his career with the Kentucky State Police he held multiple positions and ranks statewide to include patrol, investigations, narcotics, dignitary protection, as well as the planning of multiple major security details. Thompson’s final assignment before retirement was under the direction of Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders as the West Troop Major where he was tasked with supervising eight different KSP Posts in the western part of the Commonwealth.
“I am excited about the tremendous opportunity to lead a remarkable department. The Elizabethtown Police Department is a staple in law enforcement for our region and our state. Chief Land is a great friend, and I look forward to shadowing him in the coming weeks before he retires. I wish him continued success in the next phase of his life,” said Thompson about his appointment as Chief.
Mayor Gregory said, “It is apparent based upon the quality of candidates we had for this position, the Elizabethtown Police Department is one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. With that being said, I am proud to announce that we were able to find someone of Jeremy Thompson’s experience, character, integrity, and overall acumen in this profession. I was fortunate to have some product knowledge as we have worked together for many years with the Kentucky State Police, and I am more than confident that we have made an outstanding hire for our community.”
Thompson has been married to his wife Karen for over twenty years. They have two children, Tyler and Lauren.