Lt. Col. Jeremy S. Hamm & Major Emily Horton

Kentucky State Police Welcomes New Command Staff

FRANKFORT, KY (August 1, 2023) — Kentucky State Police (KSP) Commissioner Phillip Burnett, Jr. announced the promotion of Major Jeremy S. Hamm, to Lieutenant Colonel of the Office of Administrative Services Division and Captain Emily Horton to Major of the Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE).

Commissioner Phillip Burnett, Jr. says both have a wealth of knowledge in their respective areas of expertise.

"I'm excited to have Lt. Col. Hamm and Major Horton join our command staff team," said Commissioner Burnett. "They are highly respected individuals with exceptional skill sets that will impact the Kentucky State Police for years to come."

In the Administrative Division, Lt. Col. Hamm will oversee the Professional and Operational Support Troops, comprising the Recruitment Branch, Academy Branch, Public Affairs Branch, Health and Wellness Branch, Supply Branch, Properties Management Branch, and Budget Branch. A 20-year veteran of the agency, Hamm has served as Post 7 Richmond Commander, Financial and Grants Management Branch Commander and most recently, Major and Chief Information Officer for the Technical Services Division.

Hamm says he is honored to be selected for this leadership role and looks forward to moving the agency forward.

"I am excited about the opportunity to move the Kentucky State Police forward," said Lt. Col. Hamm. "My goal is to continue with innovative initiatives to maintain our role as a premier law enforcement agency in the country." 

Hamm is a lifelong resident of Richmond, Ky., where he resides with his wife and children.

Major Horton will oversee the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, including the West, Central, and East CVE Regions, Program Support Branch, Driver Testing Branch, and CDL Testing Branch. A 15-year agency veteran, Horton has served KSP in many roles, including officer and sergeant in the CVE Central Region and lieutenant and captain in the Driver Testing Branch.

Horton says she is grateful for the opportunity to serve in this new leadership role.

"I am both humbled and honored to be promoted to such an elite position in a premier law enforcement agency like the Kentucky State Police," said Major Horton

Horton resides in Gallatin County and is the daughter of Karen Ellis of Owenton, Ky.

KSP's focus this year is to maintain and strengthen its essential workforce in order to better provide public safety, maintain critical services, and better reflect the diverse communities that KSP serves. For more information about KSP's commitment to creating a better Kentucky by making the commonwealth's streets safer, communities stronger, and the nation more secure by providing exceptional law enforcement, click here.

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