Meet Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel
Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel currently serves as the Interim Chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). She began her law enforcement career with the Atlanta Police Department (APD) in 1997, where she served until 2021—when she was appointed as Deputy Chief to the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Before being promoted at APD to sergeant in 2010, she served as a patrol officer, a field investigation officer, and worked in the following units as a detective: Vice, Narcotics, Gangs and Guns, and Domestic Violence. Upon promotion to Sergeant, she had the opportunity to work in Patrol, the Police Training Academy, and the Personnel/Human Resources Section.
In 2017, she was promoted to Lieutenant, and held positions as a watch commander and commander of the Crime Tactical Analysis Unit. After two years as a lieutenant, she was promoted to the rank of Captain and commanded the Major Crimes Division—overseeing the Homicide Unit, Robbery Unit, Gun Assault Unit, the Special Victims Unit, and the Metro Atlanta Crimes Stoppers Unit.