MARK G. BARNARD, Chief of Police
Monday, January 12, 2015 Mayor Jim Gray conducts the swearing-in ceremony for Mark G. Barnard, Lexington's Chief of Police. (Photo)
Chief Barnard is dedicated to enhancing the ongoing commitment to quality community policing and will work tirelessly to ensure that the citizens of Lexington, as well as visitors to Fayette County, continue to enjoy a safe community in which to live, work and play. He realizes that citizens expect and deserve their police officers to possess the utmost integrity, to be adaptable to evolving challenges, and to be committed to delivering exemplary public service to all members of the community. Chief Barnard will strive to consistently meet these expectations, as well as to advance the development of formal and informal leadership skills and heighten professionalism throughout the organization.
Chief Barnard is a proud alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University. He earned a Master’s degree in 2008 and a Bachelor’s degree in 1986. Chief Barnard has maintained a professional affiliation with EKU, sharing his knowledge with future members of the criminal justice profession as an adjunct professor at EKU’s College of Justice and Safety. Chief Barnard was honored by his alma mater in 2014 by being presented with the Eastern Kentucky University College of Justice and Safety Distinguished Alumnus award.
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