Retired Chief Ed Blaser
12/18/17 - 12/04/18
Ed Blaser was chosen as our first Chief of the Middletown Police Department. Ed was born and raised in Louisville where he graduated from St. Xavier High School and the University of Louisville with a Bachelor’s degree in Police Administration. He went on to graduate from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Blaser’s law enforcement career began in 1977 when he was hired by the Louisville Division of Police. He served in the department as a Patrol Officer in the west and south ends of the City. After a promotion to Sergeant he was assigned to be the first Commander of the Traffic Alcohol Patrol Unit (TAP). From there he was promoted to Lieutenant and chosen to be the Deputy Commander of the Metro Narcotics Unit at its inception in 1990. He was later promoted to the rank of LT Colonel where he served as the Operations Commander over all uniform officers in the Division of Police. Ed retired as the Associate Chief of Police after 26 years of service. He transitioned into the private sector serving as the Director of Security of Churchill Downs. He then worked over 10 years in the Operations of Keeneland Race Course in Lexington KY as the Security Director until his recent retirement.