Kentucky State Senator Whitney Westerfield, a Hopkinsville Republican, has received the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP) Outstanding Legislative Service Award for his support of law enforcement during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly regular session.
Sen. Westerfield’s award was announced during the KACP’s 2017 Annual Conference, which was held July 24th through July 27th in Paducah.
“The men and women who keep our communities safe are some of the bravest Kentuckians,” Sen. Westerfield said. “To be recognized by leaders of law enforcement agencies statewide is an honor and is humbling. I’m thankful for their courage and service. Standing up for them and their families, and fighting for their issues in the Senate is the least I can do.”
Bellevue Police Chief Wayne Turner, who serves as chairman of the KACP Legislative Committee, worked with Sen. Westerfield closely during this year’s legislative session on issues such as Senate Bill 120, which reformed Kentucky’s criminal justice system. Sen. Westerfield is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which heard SB 120.
“Sen. Westerfield is being honored by KACP for his outstanding legislative service to Kentucky’s professional law enforcement community,” Chief Turner said. “This recognition is well deserved and our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all that Sen. Westerfield did on behalf of the Commonwealth’s law enforcement officers during the 2017 legislative session.”
Elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 2012, Sen. Westerfield represents Kentucky’s Third Senate District, which covers Christian, Logan and Todd counties.
About the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police: The Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP) was founded in 1971 to secure official and personal cooperation among law enforcement executives and the citizens of Kentucky. Based in Madisonville, Ky., KACP has a membership of more than 500 law enforcement executives including municipal and county police chiefs, sheriffs, state and federal law enforcement administrators and railroad police. KACP assists its membership with accreditation, training, advocacy, and a discount on liability insurance through the Kentucky League of Cities. The KACP provides financial assistance to law enforcement students, Special Olympics, Police Memorial Foundation, Concerns of Police Survivors and in addition. each KACP region is awarded funding for training and meetings throughout the year. KACP also partners with The Department of Criminal Justice Training, The Regional Community Policing Institute and the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Kentucky to provide timely information on topics of interest to law enforcement executives.