Officer Ben Norris
Officer Ben Norris began his law enforcement career with the Mt. Washington Police Department in March 2016, graduating from the Police Academy in Richmond, Kentucky in November of 2016. Officer Norris is currently the Sex Offender Registry Coordinator for the department and oversees that each registrant stays compliant within the city. Ben is also a certified training instructor for “single officer response to an active shooter”, and also has received certifications in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE). Officer Norris received the department’s life-saving award, along with two of his fellow officers in January 2019. He also received the MWPD Officer of the Year Award for 2019. Ben grew up in Shepherdsville and graduated from Bullitt Central High School (class of 2008).
2019 Officer of the Year
Officer of the Month Program
Chief Pitcock implemented an Officer of the Month Program shortly after being named chief of police in January 2019. The program is sponsored by Team Pruitt with Real Estate Market Place, a local real estate company and Awards Center, a long-standing trophy and commemorative plaque company. Any member of the police department or community may submit a MWPD Officer for recognition as officer of the month; there is also a committee representing the community that votes and approves the selection. The selected officer is recognized at the second monthly city council meeting for their outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty.
Officer Mark Bramer
Officer Mark Bramer joined the Mt Washington Police Department in December of 2019. He brings with him over 14 years of law enforcement experience.
Mark started his career with the Louisville Metro Police Department as a Patrol Officer and Training Officer. He later moved on to detective, major crimes, and also the Crimes Against Children Unit. Mark worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Task Force Officer working in the Child Exploitation Task Force. This includes offenses involving Child Pornography and Human Trafficking.
Officer of the Month Selection Committee
Lori Puchino, City Representative
Wendy McCutcheon, City Representative
Sergeant Becky Franklin, MWPD Representative
Drew Vail, Community Member
Chad Snellen, Community Member
Andrew Pruitt, Community Member
Troy Barr, City Council Representative