Southern Police Institute has first female CVE officer to graduate


FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - A lieutenant in the Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division has become the first CVE officer to graduate from the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute.  

Lt. Emily R. Horton was among 48 graduates who completed the 12-week Administrative Officers Course at U of L. This was the 143rd course the school has hosted and was attended by officers from 18 different states, representing 43 law enforcement agencies.

The course curriculum is designed to develop informed, effective, ethically and technically competent law enforcement managers who are capable of assuming positions of leadership in their respective agencies.

In addition to being the first CVE officer to attend the course, Horton is the only sworn female officer in that division.

When selecting an officer to represent the agency at the Southern Police Institute, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer says he chose an established leader within the agency.  “Emily epitomizes the leadership model that we continually foster within the Kentucky State Police.  Her experiences at SPI will strengthen her abilities as she moves forward.”

Horton says she is grateful for the opportunity to attend and graduate from the class.  “It’s a very prestigious course and I’m appreciative of the overall experience it provided.  I would recommend it to other officers and would do it all over again if I could.”

Major Nathan Day, Director of the CVE Division, calls Horton a dedicated officer who has earned the admiration of fellow officers.  “Lt. Horton is well respected by her peers and has all the qualities of a leader.  I have no doubt that she will continue to surpass the challenges placed before her.”

Horton is a 13-year veteran of the KSP and is currently assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Central Region. She is the daughter of Karen Ellis of Owenton, Ky.


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