Department of Corrections
Keith Decker Promoted to Assistant Supervisor in Division of Probation & Parole
Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Probation & Parole Tim Carman today announced that Keith Decker was promoted to assistant supervisor of District 13 in Owensboro. District 13 covers nine counties including Crittenden, Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Muhlenburg, Ohio, Union and Webster. Decker assumed his new duties on July 16.
“I am excited to be able to add Keith Decker to the leadership team.” said Carman. “Keith has demonstrated the insight and dedication needed by this division as we move forward to fulfilling a critical mission statement.”
Decker began his state employment career with the Department of Military Affairs in November 1992 as a commissioned special law enforcement officer/security specialist. He transferred to the Division of Probation and Parole in October 2006. He has served as a supervising officer for District 13 in Daviess and Ohio counties. He also serves as the chief firearms instructor for the district.
Decker is a 20-year retired veteran of the US Army and the Kentucky Army National Guard. He served as an Infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division and the 3rd Infantry Division while on active duty. He also served as a squad leader, platoon sergeant, battalion intelligence sergeant, senior instructor, quality assurance NCO, before finally retiring as a first sergeant in the National Guard. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Decker also served as first sergeant of the military police assigned to the airport security detail for Kentucky’s airports.
Decker is a graduate of Murray State University where he earned a degree in secondary education in history and German. He was also the recipient of the 2010 Achievement Award for District 13.