About Chief Pitcock
On January 28, 2019, Mt. Washington, KY Mayor Barry Armstrong named Colonel Troy Pitcock as Chief of Police with unanimous approval from City Council. Pitcock has nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience beginning with the Jefferson County Police Department in 1989 (Louisville Metro Police Department). His career in law enforcement is both varied and successful.
Pitcock previously worked for the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS) beginning in 2013. His responsibilities included working as a liaison with police departments across Kentucky analyzing trends within the field, developing and coordinating outstanding law enforcement training and evaluating policy, tactics, and procedures. He developed and implemented a hiring process now utilized by cities across the Commonwealth for the selection and hiring of police chiefs. Law enforcement loss incurred by agencies steadily declined during his tenure.
Pitcock served as Chief of Detectives for the Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office from January 1, 2013 – October 1, 2013. He developed an internship program for college students, a formalized field training program for new detectives, incorporated technological advances for accountability and better utilization of resources, and obtained funding which allowed the hiring of an additional detective.
From April 4, 2011 thru January 1, 2014, Pitcock was the first fulltime director of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation. He developed the infrastructure including policy and procedure, drafted and implemented a volunteer internship program, increased board membership of major corporations from fifteen to thirty, implemented an advisory board of patrol officers for enhanced communication, increased total income by nearly $200,000 and grants awarded to LMPD by over $70,000.
Pitcock served as a Major in the Louisville Metro Police Department where he was commander of the Special Investigations Division with responsibilities for overseeing investigations conducted by the Public Integrity, Professional Standards, and Inspections/Compliance Units. Pitcock previously served as a patrol division commander, commander of the Public Integrity Unit and a Homicide Unit Sergeant. In that role he supervised hundreds of criminal investigations and helped the unit achieve a case clearance rate of over 70 percent, well above the national average of 48 percent.
Previous assignments included criminal investigations, work in narcotics with undercover, street-level drug trafficking and major trafficker investigations. He was assigned to investigate cases as a task force officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and U.S. Customs. Pitcock additionally served as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and assistant commander of the Hostage Negotiations Team (HNT).
He is a Kentucky Law Enforcement Council certified instructor and has conducted training on various topics in law enforcement from patrol to criminal investigations. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration at the University of Louisville and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (SPI), and Criminal Justice Executive Development (CJED) Program. He is a board member for the Kentucky Association Chiefs of Police and is a member of numerous law enforcement professional organizations. He has received numerous awards both locally and nationally.
He and his wife, Debbie, have one daughter and have resided in Mt. Washington, Kentucky since 2001. Debbie is employed by Bullitt County Public Schools and has been teaching math in the Mt. Washington area for over 25 years. They are involved in numerous community organizations.