The Mission of the Anchorage Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to create a safer living environment and preserve the quality of life found in Anchorage. This is accomplished through a respect for individuals, accountability, integrity, service orientation, partnership and community empowerment.
The Anchorage Police Department is a five time Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police accredited agency and is one of only three police departments in the state to achieve this status. The department has ten veteran officers from various police departments in the state that bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. The officer’s have over 250 years of police experience and are well versed in all areas of law enforcement.
The Anchorage Police Department also serves as a 911 dispatch center. The center is staffed with four full-time dispatchers and several part-time dispatchers. The Anchorage Police Department is dedicated to public service and takes great pride in representing the Anchorage community as a partner in crime prevention and security for the residents.
H. Dean Hayes,
Chief of Police
Chief Hayes was appointed to the Anchorage Police Department on November 17, 2014. He served 27 years with the Kentucky State Police and retired in 2013 as Post Commander at Post 5 Campbelllsburg. During his career, he served as Lieutenant Colonel in the Operations Division, Lieutenant Colonel in the Technical Services Division, Operations Major in the West Division, Commander of the Inspections and Evaluation Section, and Commander of Post 16 Henderson. Chief Hayes earned an Associate of Science Degree from the University of Kentucky and Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Alabama. He is graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Executive Management Program at Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.
Officer Burkhead was hired by the Anchorage Police Department in June 1999. Gary has been a police officer for 16 years, a fire fighter for 20 years, and an EMT for 19 years.
Lt. Hoskins has been with the Anchorage Police Department since 1999. He spent three years as a civilian fire investigator and six years as a sworn fire investigator for Pewee Valley Police Department. For 1½ years he was with the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office as a lead criminal investigator for violent crimes and arson, and criminal intelligence. Specialized training includes: nationally certified fire investigation, post blast investigations, crime scene techniques, gangs and criminal intelligence, field training, patrol tactics, child sexual abuse and EMT training.
Joe joined the Anchorage Police Department in November of 2005. He is a retired sergeant with Louisville Metro Police Department. Joe is an expert accident reconstructionist and served with LMPD's Traffic Unit as a reconstructionist. He is also a past member of the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit. Joe comes to us with over 28 years of policing experience.
Officer Cypert joined the Anchorage Police Department in March 2012 after serving the past 11½ years with the Shelbyville Police Department, with the last several as Sergeant. Tom was a Deputy Sheriff with Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for 2½ years before leaving for Shelbyville. Prior to that he was a Cavalry Scout in the US Army. Specialized training includes Taser instructor, firearms instructor, patrol rifle instructor, police sniper, response to active shooter instructor, Glock armorer and Remington armorer.
Bryan Taylor was hired as an Anchorage PD officer September 1, 2016. Officer Taylor has 18 years police experience and most recently served as a Detective Sergeant with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department. He also served as a member of the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Task Force and currently serves on the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force. Officer Taylor has also worked at the Franklin County Regional jail, the Kentucky State Police Facilities Security division and served as a Kentucky State Park Ranger. Officer Taylor is o certified as an OSHA Hazardous Waste and Methamphetamine Investigation Technician.
Brian Warren was hired full time February 14, 2016. Brian has 26 years of law enforcement experience having worked at Shelbyville Police department, Anchorage Police department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s department. Officer Warren has served as a training officer, firearms instructor and defensive tactics instructor. Office Warren also served in the United States Air Force as a law enforcement specialist.