Lt. Col. Steve Schmidt

Police Department
Title: Assistant Chief
Phone: (502) 267-0503
20190102 Lt. Col. Schmidt

Career Highlights
  • 2019 - Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel as the Assistant Chief
  • 2016 - Promoted to Major as Investigations Commander
  • February 2015 - Promoted to Sergeant of the CID/SIU Units
  • January 2009 - Moved to the Criminal Investigations Division as a Detective
  • March 2008 - Hired by Jeffersontown Police Department

Previous Experience
Lt. Col. Schmidt began his career in law enforcement with the Bowling Green City Police Department in February of 1988. Lt. Col. Schmidt served in the Patrol Division until he laterally transferred to the Jefferson County Police Department in October of 1990. While Lt. Col. Schmidt with was with the Jefferson County Police Department he served as a patrol officer, detective, SWAT member, Sergeant over a Patrol and Flex Unit and finally as a Sergeant in the Criminal Investigations until the merger with the Louisville Police Department in 2002. As a result of the merger Lt. Col. Schmidt was then moved as a Sergeant to the Robbery Unit until his retirement in January of 2008. Lt. Col.
Schmidt graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelors Degree in Police Administration.


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