Owensboro Police Chief Skeens to Retire
Colonel Glenn W. Skeens, Chief of the Owensboro Police Department, has
announced his retirement effective September 1, 2012. Colonel Skeens began
his law enforcement career with the Owensboro Police Department in 1989. He
has served in key leadership positions within the department for 12 years. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2000, followed by Deputy Chief in 2002.
Skeens served as Deputy Chief until his appointment to Chief in 2007.
Colonel Skeens was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Law
Enforcement Council, where he served a four year term. He holds a Master of
Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University and a
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University. He is a
graduate of the FBI’s National Academy, Department of Criminal Justice
Training’s Criminal Justice Executive Development and the School of Strategic
Leadership. Skeens is also a Marine veteran of the Persian Gulf War.
“I would like to thank the community for allowing me the opportunity to
lead the Owensboro Police Department. I could not be more proud of the
men and women that serve this community. The Owensboro Police
Department is second to none.” Details about a possible replacement were not forthcoming.