Assistant Chief of Support Services

Assistant Chief Brian KruegerEager to serve his country, and much to his mother’s chagrin, Assistant Chief Brian Krueger enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 17. He ultimately served on both active and reserve duty assignments with Marine Security Forces Battalion and as an Infantry Squad Leader.

He began his career with the Paducah Police Department in 1998 and has served in various roles within the patrol, investigations, and administrative sections of the department. He is also a former member of the SWAT team. He has successfully completed extensive management and leadership training, including but not limited to

  • Graduating with the 236th Session of the FBI National Academy, a 10-week professional course of study conducted in Quantico, Virginia, for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders.
  • Graduating from the Southern Police Institute's Chief Executive Leadership course, conducted at the University of Louisville.
  • Graduating from the 22nd Session of Arkansas Leader, a week long course conducted by the Criminal Justice Institute of the University of Arkansas System. Arkansas Leader has been designated a "Command College" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, one of only 16 in the nation.

Assistant Chief Krueger currently leads 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.    He previously served as Assistant Chief of 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.

Assistant Chief Krueger is a member of the Paducah Lion’s Club and many professional law enforcement organizations. He received his B.S. in Business Management from Mid-Continent University. He routinely reads and takes advantage of other learning opportunities. He spends his free time with his wife and three children and enjoys hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.


Assistant Chief Brian Krueger