Mr. Kenton Buckner
Chief Buckner became the 35th Chief of the Little Rock Police Department on June 30, 2014. Prior to that, he spent twenty-one years with the Louisville Metro Police Department, where he rose through the ranks to the position of assistant chief, holding key operational and administrative positions. Chief Buckner holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. He has also participated in law enforcement training programs sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Southern Police Institute and the NOBLE Chief Executive Officer Mentoring Program at Cedarville College. He has been involved with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Kentucky Police Chiefs Association, Arkansas Chiefs of Police Association, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and Police Executive Research Forum.