KSP Foundation Names First Executive Director

Kentucky State Police Foundation

Contact: Andrea Hayes

KSP Foundation Names First Executive Director

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 14, 2017) – The Board of Directors of the Kentucky State Police Foundation have named David P. Jude as Executive Director for the Foundation. Jude has twenty-three years’ experience in law enforcement, with the last eighteen at the Kentucky State Police. Jude will retire on July 31, 2017, where he currently serves as a Major in the Administration Division overseeing the Professional Support Troop. Prior to his promotion as Major, Jude’s assignments included the Dry Ridge Post, KSP Academy and the Public Affairs Branch. Before coming to KSP, he served four and one-half years with the Lexington Police Department. He holds an Executive M.B.A. from both the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. Jude will assume the role of Executive Director on August 1, 2017.

In a statement, Luther Deaton, Jr., the KSP Foundation Board Chairman, called Jude “a true professional who has a dedicated career in law enforcement and years

of leadership experience.” His extensive background, Deaton said, makes him the “ideal fit for this position and will take the Foundation to a new level.”

“I am beyond honored to become the Executive Director of the KSP Foundation,” said Jude. “This is an incredible opportunity to continue working with the professional men and women of the agency I have always loved.”

Jude resides in Bourbon County with his wife Stacy and daughter Rachel. He is the son of retired Trooper T.R. Jude and wife Hazel, who also reside in Bourbon County.

The Kentucky State Police Foundation was established in 2015 to support the mission of the Kentucky State Police and its employees through partnerships with the community. The Foundation is currently seeking community partners and organizations who wish to collaborate with the agency to achieve its mission.

For more information about the Kentucky State Police Foundation, please visit https://www.facebook.com/kspfoundation/ or www.kspfoundation.org. Executive Director David Jude can be reached at 859.227.5790 or dpjude@kspfoundation.org