LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Little Rock City Manager Bruce T. Moore announced today that he had selected Kenton T. Buckner to become the next Chief of Police for the City of Little Rock.
Chief Buckner currently serves as Assistant Chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department. Kenton Buckner joined the Louisville Metro Police Department in 1993. Since 2011, he has held the rank of Assistant Chief. He oversees the Support Bureau which contains Major Crimes, Narcotics/Intelligence and Special Operations.
Chief Buckner started with the Louisville Metro Police Department as an Officer and rose through the ranks to Sergeant (2004), Lieutenant (2008), and Major (2009). He has worked as a patrolman and plainclothes detective and has overseen homicide investigations, training, patrol, special operations, SWAT, community relations, major crimes, and narcotics/intelligence.
Chief Buckner’s first day on the job in Little Rock will be June 30, 2014. “I am excited to have Chief Buckner lead the Little Rock Police Department,” said Moore. “Throughout his career he has shown a strong commitment to not only the police profession but also to public engagement.”