Chief Rob Herman was hired not only as our first Police Officer but additionally as our Training Coordinator. On December 4, 2018 Rob was promoted to Chief of Police. Rob was born, raised and has worked in Middletown. After graduating from Eastern High School, he attended Eastern Kentucky University where he studied Fire and Safety Engineering and Police Administration. After college he worked for the Middletown Fire Protection District as a Fire Fighter/Fire Inspector/EMT and then moved on to the Jefferson County Police. Officer Herman started his 22- year career with LMPD in Patrol of the 7th Division where his beat included residential, businesses such as Ford and parts of UPS, the airport, etc. From there he was promoted to Street Detective where he primarily worked with Narcotics Investigations. Soon after the tragedy of 9/11, LMPD sent Rob to team up with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force where they worked International and Domestic Terrorism cases. The final years of his career were spent in conducting Firearms Training for new Police Recruits and In-Service classes for Veteran Officers until retirement in Dec. 2017.
Joey Webb was born and raised in Louisville. He attended the University of Louisville after graduating from Seneca High School in 1994. After college he was hired by the Louisville Police Department.
Major Webb held several positions within the Louisville Police Department and the Louisville Metro Police Departments. These positions included being assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit as a detective and detective sergeant. In 2011, he was promoted to Lieutenant in the 8th Division, which at the time included the Middletown area. He retired from LMPD in September of 2018.
Pat Bass was born in Mt. Washington Kentucky and graduated from Bullitt East High School. He attended Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville, where he graduated with a degree in Justice Administration.
Pat started his police career in 1999 when he was hired by the Louisville Police Department. During his career with the Louisville Police and Louisville Metro Police he served in many units and divisions. In 2006 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served the 4th Division and 8th Division. Pat retired from LMPD in 2019 where he was the Sergeant for the 8th Division Detectives.
Scott Beck was born and raised in Louisville and graduated from Moore High School. His Law Enforcement career began in 1996 when he was hired by the Jefferson County Corrections Department (JCCD) as a Corrections Officer. There he served in the Security Units of the jail and was a member of the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). He joined the former Jefferson County Police Department (JCPD) in 2000, which later merged into the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), and was assigned to Adam District/Eighth Division. Scott served as a Patrolman, Flex Detective and CID Detective while in the Eighth Division. He was also a member of the Special Response Team (SRT) and Bicycle Response Team (BRT). His training and certifications include the Police Mountain Bike Course, ATV Course, Patrol Rifle, Crisis Intervention Team, RADAR, Alcohol Beverage Control and the FTO/PTO Course. Scott retired from LMPD in 2019 before joining the Middletown Police Department that same year.
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.
Eric Kemper was born and raised in Louisville’s south end and graduated from St. Xavier High School. His Law Enforcement career began in 1992 when he was hired by the Jefferson County Police Department as a cadet.
After graduating from the Police Academy, Eric as assigned to the Adam District, which included the east end of Jefferson County. Eric transferred to Charlie District, which included the areas of Fairdale and Okolona. Eric worked in the Police Property Room for several years before being transferred to the LMPD 7th Division. Eric retired from LMPD in 2014.
Eric was hired by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office in 2015 and left there to pursue a career with the Middletown Police Department.
Brian Roggenkamp graduated from Trinity High School and the University of Louisville. He was hired by former Jefferson County Police (JCPD) in fall of 1998 in the position of Police Cadet and attended DOCJT Basic Academy in the summer of 1999.
Upon graduation Roggenkamp was assigned to Patrol Division / David District (JCPD) and served there until the Spring of 2006. While assigned to Patrol, he also had auxiliary duties including Field Training Officer and ABC Officer. In the Spring of 2006, he moved to the position of 3rd Division Detective (LMPD). In this position he was assigned criminal cases ranging from property crimes to assaults that occurred within the 3rd Division.
In the fall of 2009 Roggenkamp transferred to LMPD Major Crimes Division as a Detective in the Financial Crimes Unit. In 2014 he was assigned as a Task Force Officer for the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, at the same time maintaining his assignment with LMPD Financial Crimes Unit.
While assigned to the Financial Crimes Unit and USSS Task force, duties included investigating in depth financial crimes while working hand in hand with Federal Agents ultimately presenting our finding to Commonwealth Attorneys' or United States Attorney's Office for prosecution. Both positions were held until retirement in December of 2019. During Roggenkamp's career with JCPD/LMPD he also served in part time positions include Dignitary Protection Team (2005-2019) and KLEC part time instructor.
Ken Tanner is a graduate of Southern High School and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He began his Law Enforcement career as a Security Police Officer in 1990. In 1995 after leaving the military, he was hired as a cadet and Officer with the Jefferson County Police Department patrolling the east end of the county including the Middletown area.
Shortly after being selected to the Training Unit, the merger of county and city governments resulted in the creation of one of only four accredited training academies in the state of Kentucky. He held positions as a full-time in-service, basic training and firearms training instructor at the Louisville Metro Police Training Academy until his retirement in December of 2019.
Ken has dedicated his Law Enforcement career to the training and enrichment of new and veteran officers through his passion of teaching and personal development. He has served on several specialty units throughout his career including an Emergency Services Team, Dive Search and Rescue Team, Special Response Team and Dignitary Protection Team. Ken has been decorated several times including three meritorious unit citations, two lifesaving awards and the meritorious service medal.
Having a passion for learning, Ken has continued his education goals throughout his time as an officer earning two undergraduate degrees from Jefferson Community College and the University of Louisville and a graduate degree from the University of North Alabama.
Dale McCormack grew up in the Middletown area. He attended Middletown Elementary School and graduated from Eastern High School.
He was a member of the Middletown Fire Department for several years before pursuing a career in law enforcement. Dale entered law enforcement in 1984 as a dispatcher for the Anchorage Police Department. From there he was hired by the Louisville Police Department and worked in the 2nd and 3rd districts.
After the merger of Louisville and Jefferson County Dale worked in the new 3rd Division of the Louisville Metro Police.
Dale retired on October 1, 2017 and moved to Charleston, South Carolina and was hired by the Charleston Police Department where he worked as an NCIC Duty Officer until being hired by the Middletown Police Department in February 2020.
Steve Kaufling was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Trinity High School followed by the University of Louisville. He began working for the Louisville Police Department in 1996.
Sergeant Kaufling held numerous positions within the Louisville Metro Police Department. These positions included being assigned as a patrol officer, a narcotics detective, and a division detective in the old LPD 4th District. In 2006, he was promoted to Sergeant and held positions supervising a patrol platoon, a division narcotics unit, and a division detective unit in the LMPD 4th Division. In 2012, he was promoted to Lieutenant and held positions as the commander of a patrol platoon in 1st and 4th Divisions. In 2016, he became part of the Major Crimes Division where he was the commander of the LMPD Robbery Unit and the Financial Crimes Unit. Sgt. Kaufling was also a member of the LMPD SWAT Team for approximately eight years. He retired from LMPD in August of 2020 with 24 years of service and joined the Middletown Police Department on October 12, 2020.
Officer Ledington began his professional career in public service in 1999 as an EMT for the Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services. He served on JCEMS' Disaster Response team (DRT) as a hazardous materials technician and assisted in mitigating multiple hazardous incidents within Jefferson County. He also served on the JCEMS Honor Guard. In 2002, Officer Ledington became a professional fire fighter and served as a Shift Captain for the Fern Creek Fire Department. Officer Ledington was a fire instructor and served on the Jefferson County Hazardous Materials Team and Trench Rescue Team.
Then, in 2005, Officer Ledington became a police officer for the City of Shepherdsville where he received the Medal of Valor and several Meritorious Unit Citation Awards. He also received the Governor's DUI Enforcement Award. The Louisville Metro Police Department hired Officer Ledington in 2005 where he worked in the 8 th Division and the 7th Division as a patrol officer and later became a Traffic Car in the 7th Division. Officer Ledington became a Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Police Instructor and taught at the LMPD Police Academy for approximately 2 years.
While on LMPD, Officer Ledington served on the Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT) as a hazardous materials and radiological technician. In 2019 Officer Ledington became a Kentucky Colonel and retired from LMPD with a total of 20 years in public service. Officer Ledington decided to continue in public service and was hired by the Middletown Police Department in 2020.
Holly Rogers was born and raised in Louisville, KY and graduated from Moore High School. Officer Rogers received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville in 1996. Her Law Enforcement career began in 1997, when she was hired as a cadet with the Jefferson County Police Department and became a sworn Police Officer April 1999. She was assigned to Baker District and then the 7th Division after merger. In 2005, Officer Rogers became a division detective in the 7th Division. She transferred to the Homicide Unit in July 2009 and remained until she was promoted to sergeant in January 2011 and transferred to the 3rd Division as a patrol sergeant. In September 2012, Officer Rogers transferred to the newly created Crime Information Center where she supervised crime analyst and detectives. In October of 2017, she transferred to the Court Liaison office, where she remained until retiring on August 1, 2020. Officer Rogers then joined the Middletown Police Department on October 12, 2020.
Kenneth Christian has lived in Louisville, KY since the age of four. Raised in Jeffersontown and a graduate of Jeffersontown High School, he then attended Jefferson Community College.
Kenneth was hired with the Jefferson County Police Department in 1994 serving as a police cadet until attending the basic recruit academy in 1995. He then served in Charlie District in 1996 after completing training. Kenneth served in Charlie District as a patrol and bike officer, and later as a Traffic officer.
After merger, Kenneth worked in the 6th Division as a Traffic officer until joining the Traffic Unit in 2011. Kenneth served on a variety of teams, boards, the Honor Guard Unit and also as an instructor teaching collision for patrol to new recruits at the training unit. While in the Traffic Unit, Kenneth was also a collision reconstructionist and DOT certified officer. Kenneth retired from LMPD in 2016.
After retirement, Kenneth joined the Indiana University Police Department at the Southeast Campus in New Albany, IN in 2017. Later that year, Kenneth would return to Kentucky to work for the Shelbyville Police Department in Shelby County. Kenneth returned to LMPD in the summer of 2018 returning to the 6th Division.
Jeremy Coleman started his law enforcement career in May of 1998 with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, in September 2001 he became an officer with Louisville Metro Police Department.
As an officer, he was assigned to the Smoketown, Camp Taylor, Old Louisville, Central Park, Germantown, and highlands neighborhoods. During that time, he trained new officers as a Police Training Officer and received numerous awards and citizens to include LMPD’s Police Training Officer of the year, in 2007.
After being promoted to Sergeant in 2012, his work assignments included: 6th Division (late watch & daywork) platoon Sergeant, 6th division district resource Sergeant, Professional Standards Unit Sergeant, Health and Safety Unit Sergeant and the Special Projects Training Division Sergeant overseeing the post academy training of new officers, new police training officers, and training newly promoted Sergeants.
He is a Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Certified Law Enforcement instructor in areas of Leadership, Police Training Officer Program, Police Mountain Bicyclist and General Patrol duties. He is recognized by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council’s’ career development program as an Intermediate and Advanced Law Enforcement Officer and Law Enforcement Supervisor.
Officer Coleman retired from the Louisville Metro Police Department in August 2020 and joined the Middletown Police Department on October 12, 2020.
Todd McMichael was born and raised in Louisville and graduated from Doss High School. Todd started his Law Enforcement career in 1995 when he was hired by the Jefferson County Corrections Department (JCCD) as a Corrections Officer. He worked in Security and as Control Room Operator of the jail and was a member of the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). Todd joined the former Jefferson County Police Department (JCPD) in 2001, which later merged into the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) and was assigned to Adam District/Eighth Division. He served as a Patrolman, Flex Detective, Impact Detective and CID Detective while in the Eighth Division. Todd retired from LMPD in September of 2019 before joining the Middletown Police Department in April of 2020.
Officer George McMillan is a life-long resident of Louisville. He graduated from Louisville Male High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Police Studies from Eastern Kentucky University.
George began his career with the Louisville Metro Police Department as a patrol officer in the Sixth Division from 2013 to 2017 and as a Division Resource Officer from 2017 through 2020. Officer McMillan served as a member of LMPD’s Hostage Negotiation Team and as a certified Critical Incident Team officer specializing in critical mental health response.
Officer McMillan joined the Middletown Police Department on October 12, 2020.