Rick McCubbin

Chief of Police

Chief Rick McCubbin is a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, a native of Louisville where he began his career with the Louisville Police Department in 1987. Chief McCubbin also served as president of the Louisville Fraternal Order of Police from 1995 until 2002 when he was appointed United States Marshal for Western Kentucky. In January 2010, after completing his first career, he decided to immediately return to law enforcement with the Bardstown Police Department. Chief McCubbin is a graduate of University of Louisville with a bachelor of science in administration of justice, a master’s degree from American Military University in criminal justice, and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute (SPI), 108th AOC. Chief McCubbin is also an adjunct at Elizabethtown Community College and teaches in the Criminal Justice Program.




Major Ray Lewis

Asst. Chief of Police

Major Lewis is a 23-year veteran of law enforcement, is a native of Bardstown. He joined the Bardstown Police Dept. in 1989. Major Lewis served in the United States Marine Corp. He was promoted to sergeant in 2000 and has served as the night shift supervisor since that time. He was promoted to Major in 2011 and is in charge our patrol division and evidence room, among other duties.


Captain Tom Roby


Capt. Roby is a 23-year law enforcement veteran and has served his entire career here at the Bardstown Police Department. He is a Bardstown native, and is a veteran of the United States Navy. Capt. Roby became a field-training officer in 1993, promoted to sergeant in 1995, lieutenant in 2008, Administrative Captain in 2011 and is currently assigned to the Greater Hardin Narcotics Task Force. In 2007, he was deputized and assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive task Force. Capt. Roby is in charge of special investigations, and will be the department’s case review officer, among other duties.


Lt Chris Brandon

Lieutenant Chris Brandon

Patrol Division

Lt. Brandon is responsible for evening and night shift patrols.  Lt. Brandon is a 15-year veteran of law enforcement, is a native of Murray, KY where he attended Murray State University. He served 6 years in the Army National Guard, and began his law enforcement career with the Murray Police Department in 1999. He is a graduate of the Kentucky Academy of Police Supervision, Class 30, in April 2010. He joined the Bardstown Police in 2002, was promoted to Sergeant in 2007 and to Lieutenant in 2011.