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Dec. 5th, Lawrence Weathers, Chief of Police, Lexington Police Department

Posted on Dec 2, 2019

LEXINGTON, KY – The Rotary Club of Lexington held its weekly meeting Thursday, Dec. 5th, ,  at the Red Mile, 1200 Red Mile Road. The program’s guest speaker was Lawrence Weathers, Chief of Police, Lexington Police Department.

Chief Lawrence B. Weathers is a native of Lexington Kentucky. He joined the Lexington Division of Police in 1989. He has a Masters of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

He began his police career as a patrol officer and has worked as a supervisor in every Bureau of the Lexington Police Department from his promotion to Sergeant in 1997 through his appointment to Assistant Chief in 2014.

In July of 2016 Assistant Chief Weathers was selected as the Director of Law Enforcement for Fayette County Public Schools. As the Director of Law Enforcement he was responsible for the safety and security of all Fayette County Public School students, staff, and visitors, as well as their properties.

On March 4, 2018 Lawrence Weathers was sworn in as Chief of Police of the Lexington Police Department. The Lexington Police Department has over 600 sworn Officers and over 80 Civilian employees. As Chief of Police he is responsible for responding to the public safety needs and concerns for all of the citizens of Fayette County.

Chief Weathers is a certified Police Instructor, a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (N.O.B.L.E) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (I.A.C.P.). Chief Weathers also volunteers to assist with educating parents and youth about the effects illicit drugs and violence has on our community.

Chief Weathers is married and has three children.



For additional information, or to attend this meeting, please contact Peggy Trafton at 

401 West Main Street • Suite 305 • Lexington, KY 40507 • (859) 389-8100

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