Robert Schroeder

Deputy Chief Robert Schroeder

On August 9, 2019, Robert Schroeder was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police. He serves as the LMPD's Chief of Staff and commands the Administrative Bureau, Support Bureau, Patrol Bureau, Special Investigations Division and the Media and Public Relations Office.


Deputy Chief Schroeder began his career in law enforcement in 1997 with the Louisville Division of Police (LPD). He has served in the former First, Second, and Fifth Districts; the current First, Fifth and Eighth Divisions; Planning and Technology and as the Commander of the Administrative Services Division and the Administrative Bureau. Deputy Chief Schroeder has led many projects including the implementation of police body cameras and the creation of the LMPD's Crime Information Center (CIC) and Real Time Crime Center (RTCC). He is a participant in the White House Police Data Initiative.


Deputy Chief Schroeder holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and a Master's Degree in the Administration of Justice from the University of Louisville. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy and the Southern Police Institute's (SPI) Administrative Officers Course. He is also a certified police instructor.

Personal Life

Deputy Chief Schroeder is married with two children. 

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