Major Alecia Edgington of Northern Kentucky Appointed by Governor Fletcher
Frankfort, KY: Governor Fletcher, Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence and Director of Homeland Security Keith Hall announced today that Major Alecia Edgington of Kenton County has been detailed by Kentucky State Police Commissioner Mark Miller to the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to serve as the Deputy Executive Director for Operations and Prevention Initiatives. In this role, she will be leading the establishment of an information and intelligence fusion center for the Commonwealth and serve as the agency's chief liaison with the law enforcement community on the federal, state, and local level.
“During her twenty year law enforcement career, Major Edgington rose from Deputy Sheriff to the highest ranking female in the Kentucky State Police force. Her experience and dedication make her an excellent fit for this new leadership role,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.
Lt. Governor Steve Pence added, “Her unique abilities and diverse experience will allow her to bring all parts of the law enforcement community together to further focus our preparedness efforts on prevention.”
Edgington is currently the Chief Information Officer of the Kentucky State Police and has responsibility for KSP's Homeland Security efforts. Major Edgington was elected by her colleagues in November of 2004 to serve as President of Kentucky Women in Law Enforcement. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminology from Western Kentucky University and obtained her Masters in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University.
"Major Edgington will continue to serve the Kentucky State Police and the people of the Commonwealth with distinction in this new assignment. We value the preparedness partnership KSP has with the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and look forward to its continued growth with Major Edgington in this leadership role,” said Mark Miller, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police.
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