LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Louisville Metro Police is getting new leadership.
In an online news conference held on Labor Day afternoon, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced that former LMPD Deputy Chief Yvette Gentry will be assuming the role of Interim LMPD Chief later this month, even as the search continues for a new permanent chief.
Gentry will replace current Interim Chief Robert Schroeder, who is retiring Oct. 1 after serving only three months months in the role. She will be the first African-American woman to serve as Louisville’s police chief, even on an interim basis.
Fischer said Gentry has not applied for the permanent police chief, and is not interested in serving in the role.
According to her online LMPD bio, Gentry was first employed with the police department in July 1990, when she began her career as a communications specialist. She became an officer with what was then the Louisville Division of Police in 1994. She would go on to join…