Office of Homeland Security
Major Alecia Webb-Edgington Appointed Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security

Press Release Date:  Thursday, August 25, 2005  
Contact Information:  Jason R. Keller
502-564-2081
 


FRANKFORT, Ky.: Governor Ernie Fletcher and Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence announced today that Major Alecia Webb-Edgington has been appointed as the Executive Director for the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. Edgington has served as the Interim Director of the office since June.  

“Throughout her distinguished twenty year career in law enforcement, Alecia has been a talented public servant, with an outstanding record of achievement and a deep commitment to the cause of justice,” said Gov. Ernie Fletcher. “I am confident that her extensive background and experience make her an excellent fit for Director of Homeland Security.”

Lt. Governor Steve Pence added, “Alecia understands the need to work closely with all of our state’s First Responders because he has shared their vantage point. She has a proven record of leadership and I look forward to working with her as we continue to implement Kentucky’s prevention-focused homeland security strategy.”   

Prior to serving as Interim Director, Major Edgington was the office’s Deputy Director for Operations and Prevention Initiatives. In this role, she led the establishment of an information and intelligence fusion center for the Commonwealth.  
Previously, Major Edgington served as the Chief Information Officer of the Kentucky State Police (KSP) with the responsibility for the force’s Homeland Security efforts. While serving as the highest ranking female in the Kentucky State Police force, 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. Currently, Major Edgington lives in the Kenton County with her husband, Ted, and daughter, Jill.

“I am grateful to Governor Fletcher and Lt. Governor Steve Pence for the confidence they have shown in me through this appointment,” said Major Alecia Webb-Edgington. “Ensuring the effective implementation of Kentucky’s prevention initiatives in vitally important to our state’s overall preparedness, and I look forward to working with all of Kentucky’s law enforcement, fire, EMS and other emergency personnel to ensure Kentucky’s communities, First Responders and families have the resources they need to be ready and prepared.”   

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