Lieutenant Colonel Billy Way
Lieutenant Colonel Way began his law enforcement career as a police officer with the Pewee Valley Police Department in August of 1976 until 1981 when he took a position with the LaGrange Police Department.
In September 1983 Way became the 14th person to take the oath of office for the Oldham County Police Department. In 1988 Way was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned as the department first and only swing shift sergeant. In 1990, he was assigned as the departments first and only Administrative Sergeant to date. His primary responsibility was to create and maintain a records management system for the growing activity of the county. Other responsibilities included civilian personnel, scheduling of all personnel, payroll and the creation of rule and regulation mandates.
In late 1988, the department created a seven man Special Response Team at which time Way was appointed as the Assistant Commander until 1989 when he then was named Commander of the team.
In 1993, Way was appointed to his first political appointment, Major, creating the first Assistant Chief of Police position. This was the departmentsí 4th political appointment since 1978. He remained in that position until 1995. In 1998, Way was promoted to rank of Lieutenant. He became the second person in the agency to achieve this rank.
In May of 2000, Way was once again promoted to the rank of Major, however, in May of 2002 he returned to his permanent rank of Lieutenant. In February of 2007, Way was again promoted creating yet another new rank, Lieutenant Colonel, and assigned as Assistant Chief of Police once again.
September 2, 2010, Way is appointed to hold the Interim Chief's position to fill Chief Michael Griffin's retirement vacancy until a permanent replacement as chief is made.
Way is currently the longest tenured employee of the Agency. He lives in Crestwood and married with one child.
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