Department of Corrections
Allen Promoted to District 4 P&P Supervisor
Frankfort, Ky. (November 11, 2008) – Kentucky Department of Corrections’ Director of the Division of Probation & Parole Lelia VanHoose today announced the promotion of Harley Allen to the position of District 4 Supervisor. The district oversees all pre-sentence investigations for Jefferson County.
“I am very pleased with the addition of Harley Allen to the Division’s management team. It is a rare occasion when you are given the opportunity to find an individual with not only the outstanding quality and skills required for the position, but also with valuable supervisory experience,” said VanHoose. “Harley is the epitome of a professional. His attention to detail, depth of knowledge and notable integrity are a recipe for success.”
Allen began his career in Corrections in 1992 as a Correctional Officer at the Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC). In 1993, he was promoted to a Classification and Treatment Officer position at the Kentucky State Reformatory (KSR). In 1996, he was promoted to an Offender Rehabilitation Specialist position within the Division of Mental Health at KSR.
In 1998, he was again promoted this time to a Procedures Officer at KSR where he was assigned the duties of accreditation manager, litigation coordinator, public information officer and policy development. In 2000, this position was changed to Internal Affairs Supervisor with the added duties of internal investigations. While in this position, Allen supervised an office comprised of both security and office support staff. He was awarded the 2000 KSR Supervisor of the Year award.
In 2003, Allen moved to the Division of Probation & Parole, as an Officer in the Shepherdsville Probation and Parole Office. He was later assigned as the accreditation coordinator for the 5th District. In 2006, he transferred to the 5th District office in Elizabethtown where he was assigned as the District’s first sex offender supervision officer. In 2007, he was awarded the Probation and Parole 5th District Achievement Award.
A 16-year veteran of the Department, Allen completed the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Development Program in April 2007. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University earning a bachelor’s degree in 1990 and his master’s degree in 1997. He is a member of the American Correctional Association (ACA).
A native of Grayson County, he currently resides in Elizabethtown with his wife Cindy and son Jonathan.