CJ&S Grad Named Lexington Public Safety Commissioner

Ronnie Bastin

Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin has been promoted to Public Safety Commissioner by Mayor Jim Gray on December 4th. 

Bastin joined the Lexington Division of Police in 1984 and worked his way up through the ranks.  He was named Chief in 2008.  “Ronnie Bastin knows Lexington; he knows public safety; and he knows how to be an excellent administrator and leader,” Gray said.

“As Police Chief, it has been my pleasure to partner with community members to improve the quality of life in Lexington and make significant improvements at the Division of Police,” Bastin said. “I am looking forward to using my experience, partnerships and energy to work to ensure our public safety team continues to provide the service our community deserves.”

Bastin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University Kentucky and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University.  He received the EKU College of Justice & Safety’s Distinguished Professional Award in 2013.

He also completed the administrative officer’s course at the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

Published on February 03, 2015