Assistant Chief David White has a Bachelor's Degree in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, a Master's Degree in Justice Administration from Norwich University, and a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. He is currently working on his doctorate in criminal justice & criminology at Southern Illinois University. He has 19 years of experience with the Paducah Police Department.
Assistant Chief White is a graduate of the Academy of Police Supervision and the Criminal Justice Executive Development courses offered through the Department of Criminal Justice Training and a graduate of the 255th Session of the FBI National Academy.
Assistant Chief White currently leads the Operations Division, the largest component of the Paducah Police Department providing uniform police services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to uniformed patrol, the division has several major specialized units, including SWAT, Bomb Squad, K-9, and others. All of these units have the responsibility of working in partnership with the community to achieve the department’s stated mission. He previously served as Assistant Chief of the the Support Services Division. This division is comprised of the following three units: the Drug and Vice Enforcement Unit (DAVE), the General Investigations Unit (GIU), and the Records and Evidence.
Assistant Chief David White