Department of Corrections
William Herald Promoted to Supervisor
Division of Probation and Parole Director Tim Carman today announced the promotion of William Herald to the position of District 4 supervisor. His promotion is effective June 1.
District 4 is located in and primarily responsible for the investigative work for Jefferson County. Herald joins Assistant Supervisors Emily Goins and Heather Foster as the leadership team for District Four. The office is located on Chestnut Street in Louisville.
“Bill has been a stable force for the Division of Probation and Parole for some time,” said Carman. “He has been active in working to advance our accreditation and reentry efforts and we have confidence that he will be an effective leader for District 4.”
Herald began his career with Probation and Parole in January 2001 after a distinguished 20-year career in the United States Army. Herald’s initial assignment was serving as a probation and parole officer in District 17. In August 2002 he transferred to District 5 working in the Elizabethtown office where he served as an officer until his promotion to assistant supervisor in January 2004.
During the Division’s initial American Correctional Association (ACA) Accreditation, Herald served as assistant supervisor and was a member of the initial ACA Compliance Team for the Western Region. During his tenure as assistant supervisor, he has assisted in implementing Crimcast (the Department’s computer-based training system for employees), the Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS), reentry initiatives and other changes within District 5. In 2006, Herald was the recipient of the District 5 Achievement Award.
Herald is currently serving as Grand Knight for the Elizabethtown Knights of Columbus, and also serves as Sergeant At Arms for the Lincoln Trail Soccer Officials Association. He is a soccer referee and was recognized as the 2009 Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Soccer Official of the Year.
A 2000 graduate from Roger Williams University, Herald earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He and his family are members of St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown where he is involved with many of the church’s ministries. He and his wife Carla reside in Elizabethtown with their son William.