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Kentucky State Police commissioner to retire

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In this photo from Kentucky State Police, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer leans against a 1949 Patrol Cruiser. In this photo from Kentucky State Police, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer leans against a 1949 Patrol Cruiser.

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer has announced he will retire from the position on Feb. 29. KSP says Brewer has served as commissioner for eight and a half years, and he's been with KSP for 34 years.

“My time spent as Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police has been the most rewarding of my professional life," Brewer said in Friday's announcement. "The men and women who comprise our agency are some of the most dedicated public servants in the country, and it has been an honor to lead such an incredible organization.”

KSP says Brewer led the agency through budgetary challenges, construction of a new training academy and executing the merger of the Commercial Vehicle Division into KSP. 

The number of yearly traffic fatalities in Kentucky has decreased under Brewer's watch, KSP says, which he credits to the agency’s Data Driven Enforcement Program and the efforts of road troopers and officers. KSP says a reduction in crime in rural areas is a direct result of the Criminal Analyst Intel Program he established at each post.  

Brewer says he plans to take a few months off before pursuing other career opportunities. 

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