Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Ingram named executive director of Drug Control Policy office
FRANKFORT, KY – Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown has named Van Ingram as executive director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, a position he has held in an acting capacity for the past 12 months.
Ingram joined ODCP in November 2004, shortly after it was created with the mission of coordinating Kentucky’s substance abuse efforts in enforcement, treatment and prevention/education.
“Van has spent his career promoting public safety and working to reduce substance abuse,” Secretary Brown said. “His dedication to public service and improving the lives of Kentuckians make him a natural fit for this position.”
Ingram served with the Maysville Police Department for more than 23 years, the last six as its chief. He is a former president of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, and was named “Kentucky Chief of the Year” in 2001. He is a former recipient of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement, as well as the Melvin Shein Award for distinguished service to Kentucky law enforcement.
In addition, he is a frequent speaker on a variety of substance abuse issues and has presented to numerous groups and national organizations on the topic of electronically monitoring pseudoephedrine sales.
“I look forward to continuing the work we have started here at the Office of Drug Control Policy to support the efforts of substance abuse prevention, treatment and enforcement across the state,” Ingram said.