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 Director Rodney Ballard


   In March of 2012 Rodney Ballard was selected by Mayor Jim Gray as the Director to lead the Division of Community Corrections located at 600 Old Frankfort Circle in Lexington Kentucky.

The facility has 1266 beds in a 470,000 square foot building.  The current staffing level of 337 and an operating budget of $32 million.

Director Ballard began his Public Safety Career in 1976 as a Police Officer in Northern Kentucky before joining the Kentucky State Police in 1982 for what would be a decorated 17 year career as both Trooper and Investigator.

Upon his retirement from KSP, Director Ballard served the Jailer of Kenton County as his Chief Deputy.

In 2008 Governor Steve Beshear appointed Ballard as the State Deputy Commissioner of Corrections for Community Services & Local Facilities.  In this position he exercised oversight for both the Division of Probation of Parole and its 1400 staff and all State Jail Inspectors

Director Ballard holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Northern Kentucky

     Office: 859-425-2613        FAX:859-425-2750



Deputy Director G. Scott Colvin

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Lieutenant Colonel Colvin joined the Division of Community Corrections in June 2013.  Serving Director Ballard as his Chief of Operations. Scott brings with him over 26 Years of Corrections experience in a unique career path.

Becoming the first Jail Commander in the state to obtain the national professional designation of Certified Jail Manage (CJM) through the American Jail Association, Scot went on to be Certified as an Auditor for the American Corrections Association.

Lt. Colonel Colvin has been published nationally on the subject of Staff Development and Jail Emergency Response, most notably a 2010 American Jail Magazine article "The Captive's Hour" chronicling the experiences of former Lucasville Hostage and native Kentuckian the late Officer Larry Dotson subject of the book "Siege at Lucasville"

Scott is a Master Instructor in multiple jail disciplines, having attended schools as far away as South Africa and has taught on a national level for the American Jail Association and others. 

     Office: 859-425-2612        FAX: 859-425-2750         





Last updated: 8/29/2014 2:42:42 PM