Bill Shingleton began his law enforcement career in 1997 as a sworn deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) and worked in the Court Security Unit, Warrant/EPO Unit and Process Unit. He joined the former Jefferson County Police Department (JCPD) in 2002, which later merged into the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), and was assigned to Adam District/Eighth Division.
He began his service in the Eighth Division as a patrol officer and was later promoted to detective in 2006. While in the Eighth Division, Bill helped spearhead different policing initiatives involving: highway safety, gang suppression, and burglary reduction. He also served as an active member of the Hostage Negotiations Team (HNT) from 2007 through 2011.
In 2012, he was selected to join LMPD’s Homicide Unit where he served as a homicide detective and investigated the deaths of persons under criminal or suspicious nature, suicides, critical assaults, and cases involving missing persons.
Bill was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2016 and his first assignment was with LMPD’s Third Division; but he eventually transitioned back to work with the Eighth Division. As a platoon sergeant in the Eighth Division he supervised the patrol officers covering police beats 1, 3, and 4 –the latter of which encompassed the city boundaries of Middletown.
Over the course of his career he has received numerous commendations for his services to the community. Additionally, he achieved certification from the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC) as both an Advanced Law Enforcement Officer (2010), and as an Advanced Law Enforcement Investigator in (2011).
Bill retired from LMPD and returned to work with JCSO in 2017 before joining the Middletown Police Department (MPD) in 2019. He is a second generation police officer following his uncle who retired from the former Louisville Police Department (LPD) in 1989.