Our Departments and Agencies


Department of Corrections Logo  
Department of Corrections 
Kathleen Kenney, Commissioner
Provides a safe, secure and humane environment for staff and offenders in carrying out the mandates of the legislative and judicial processes, and provides opportunities for offenders to acquire skills which facilitate non-criminal behavior.
Department of Criminal Justice Training Logo  
Department of Criminal Justice Training 
William Alexander Payne, Commissioner
Provides entry-level and professional-development training for law enforcement officers in Kentucky, including city, county, airport and state university police officers, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, coroners and law enforcement telecommunicators.
Department of Juvenile Justice Logo  

Department of Juvenile Justice 
LaShana M. Harris, Commissioner
Responsible for prevention programs for at-risk youth, court intake, pre-trial detention, residential placement/treatment services, probation, community aftercare/reintegration programs and youth awaiting adult placement or court.

Department of Public Advocacy Logo  
Department of Public Advocacy
Damon Preston, Public Advocate
Provides each eligible client with high quality services through an effective trial and post-trial delivery system, including a defender staff dedicated to the interests of their clients and the improvement of criminal justice system.
Kentucky State Police Logo  
Kentucky State Police
Chad White, Deputy Commissioner
Promotes public safety through service, integrity, and professionalism utilizing partnerships to prevent, reduce, and deter crime and the fear of crime; enhance highway safety through education and enforcement; and safeguard property and protect individual rights.
​​​​​​​​​