Colonel Kevin Higdon
Chief of Police
Chief Higdon began his career with the Shively Police department in July 2002 as a Police Officer. He served as a Police training officer for new recruits to ensure they meet the standards to continue as a Police officer. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2006 and was assigned as the administrative sergeant overseeing the criminal investigations division, communications and training section of the department. He was instrumental in the department reaccreditation in July 2008. In the fall of 2008, he was appointed to the rank of major continuing his duties while taking on additional responsibilities of grant writing and equipment purchases.
During his time as a Sergeant and Major, he was instrumental in partnering with outside agencies to work several campaigns to fight crime in areas in Shively and the surrounding LMPD divisions. Chief Higdon was responsible for the implementation of the in-car video system currently used by the department to ensure accountability of the officers, court evidence and documentation. He is also a trained taser instructor and Police training supervisor.
Chief Higdon is a member of the Kentucky Chiefs of Police Association and a past lodge officer with the Shively Fraternal order of police. Chief Higdon is a graduate of the 127th Administrative Officer’s Course at the Southern Police Institute . He received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana Wesleyan University and his Master’s degree from the University of Louisville.
Major Emery Frye
Major Frye started his career at Louisville Metro Department of Corrections in 2006. He became an officer with the Shively Police Department in 2008. He began serving as a Police training officer in 2011. In 2011 he attended the Drug Recognition Expert School with the Los Angeles Police Department. Major Frye is a certified RADAR/LIDAR instructor. He was promoted to the rank of Detective in February 2012 and served in the Criminal Investigations Division. He was promoted to Sergeant in November 2012 where he served as the day shift patrol supervisor. Major Frye was the supervisor of the Criminal Investigations Division from 2016 to 2020 and currently handles Internal Affairs investigations and oversees the property room. Major Frye received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University. Major Frye was promoted to the rank of Major in December 2020.
Major Tim Salyer
Major Tim Salyer began his career with Shively Police Department in August 2008 as a patrol officer. In 2011 he became the first K9 officer for the Shively Police Department. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2012 and assigned to an administrative position. In 2014 he became the first sergeant over the Special Investigations Unit. In December 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Patrol Major where he oversees patrol and fleet.
Sergeant Patrick Allen
Criminal Investigations Division Sergeant
Sgt. Allen was hired in 2010 and worked Patrol from 2010 to 2015. During this time Sgt. Allen was a PTO training officer and served often in the capacity of acting sergeant. In 2015 Sgt. Allen was moved to the Shively Police Criminal Investigations Division and handled domestic violence cases until being transitioned into handling Major Crimes as well. Sgt. Allen is now the Sergeant over the Shively Police Criminal Investigations Division and also serves as the Sergeant over the property room. Sgt. Allen handles media relations as the department’s public information officer.
Sergeant Eric Edbrooke
Platoon 1 Sergeant
Sergeant Edbrooke began his career with the Shively Police Department in 2002 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2014. He currently serves as the supervisor for the day shift supervisor. Sergeant Edbrooke is a certified firearms instructor and armorer. He is also a certified police training officer, where he is responsible for training new police recruits. Sergeant Edbrooke has an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Gateway Community College.
Sergeant Chad Kolter
Platoon 4 Sergeant
Sergeant Kolter began his public safety career over 20 years ago. In 2008 he graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training. Prior to his employment with the City of Shively; he served as a Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to the Joint Terrorism Taskforce, a Detective with a multijurisdictional Drug Taskforce, Arson Investigator, and member of a Special Operation Team with previous agencies.
His career with the Shively Police Department began in June of 2013. Since then, he has served in patrol as an officer, police training officer, and was assigned to the traffic unit. Sergeant Kolter was promoted to Sergeant in December of 2020. He is a nationally certified instructor in Incident Management with the Center of Domestic Preparedness, a Hazardous Materials Technician Instructor, Emergency Medical Technician, and Collision Reconstructionist.