Joshua Judah

Assistant Chief of Police Josh Judah

Assistant Chief of Police Joshua Judah is currently assigned as the Commander of the Patrol Bureau.


Assistant Chief Judah has been a police officer for 16 years, joining the former Louisville Division of Police (LPD) in 2001. He served as a patrol officer all across Louisville, in neighborhoods ranging from Crescent Hill, Clifton, the Highlands, Downtown, Phoenix Hill, Old Louisville, Russell, Shawnee and Portland. He served as a detective in the Crimes Against Children Unit (CACU) for three (3) years, investigating physical, sexual and internet crimes against children across Louisville Metro. He was promoted to sergeant in 2009, where he served in the 3rd Division in southwest Louisville. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2011 and served in the Chief’s Office and the 4th Division.

Assistant Chief Judah was the commander of LMPD’s Technical Services Unit, which encompasses all of LMPD’s technical projects. Examples of these projects include body cameras, in-car cameras, investigative software applications, in-car computers and gunshot detection systems. Assistant Chief Judah was also responsible for the Real Time Crime Center (RTCC), which monitors LMPD’s nearly 200 surveillance cameras, as well as the Crime Information Center (CIC), which analyzes crime trends and provides strategic intelligence for the LMPD and its law-enforcement partners in the region.

After being promoted to major, Judah served as the Commander of the Fourth Division.


Assistant Chief Judah holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History from Centre College and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. He is a graduate of the Academy of Police Supervision class 39 at Eastern Kentucky University, the 127th Session of the Southern Police Institute’s (SPI) Administrative Officer’s Course at the University of Louisville, and the 263rd Session of the FBI National Academy. 

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