On January 2, 2011, Kenton Buckner was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police and commands the Support Bureau which inludes the Major Crimes Division, the Narcotics Division and the Special Operations Division.
Buckner joined the Executive Command staff in 2009 and held the rank of Major while commanding the Special Operations Division.
He began his law enforcement career in 1993 with the Louisville Division of Police (LPD).
Buckner served in various patrol, investigtive and administrative positions as a commander. As a Sergeant, he served in Patrol, Public Integrity, Training and Homicide. As a Lieutenant, he served as a Sector Commander in the Third Division.
Assistant Chief of Police Buckner has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Police Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Safety, Security and Emergency Management from Eastern Kentucky University. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute's Administrative Officer's Course and the NOBLE Chief Executive Officer Mentoring Program from Cedarville College.