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Mark Filburn, Commissioner

FilburnMark Filburn has been appointed as the commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. He has more than 30 years’ experience in law enforcement and joined the department following decades of service in community policing, criminal investigations, law enforcement training and command of tactical operations. Since 2005, he worked as a law enforcement specialist with the Kentucky League of Cities, providing consultation services to police agencies across the commonwealth.

Prior to that, Filburn served decades with the Jefferson County Police Department, which later merged into the Louisville Metro Police Department. His experience there included key leadership roles in Louisville Metro’s Public Integrity Unit along with operations and training. Starting in 1988, Filburn worked for a year with the United States Secret Service, which included presidential security details.

Filburn earned a bachelor’s degree in forensic studies from Indiana University in 1984 and graduated from basic training at DOCJT that same year. He also is a graduate of the United States Secret Service Academy and Federal Law Enforcement Training’s criminal investigator course. Filburn has been a certified instructor for the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council since 1991 and received the council’s Melvin Shein Award in 2013.

John McGuire, Deputy Commissioner

McGuireJohn was most recently with the Kentucky Office of Inspector General, Drug Enforcement and Professional, Practices as a Branch Manager. John oversaw the Kentucky All Schedules Prescription Electronic Prescribing Program (KASPER), supervised criminal and administrative investigations related to the Kentucky Controlled Substances Act and supervised pharmacist/investigators, analysts and administrative assistants.

While a member of the Louisville Metro/Jefferson County Police John also had investigative and supervisory background with the Prescriptions Drug Unit, Violent Crimes Reduction Task force, US Marshals Violent Crimes Task and District Flex platoon.  

His administrative supervisory background included the Louisville Metro Police Departments Inspection and Compliance section where he was responsible for developing policies and procedures for ensuring departmental compliance with applicable laws, ordinances and guidelines set out by OSHA, the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP) and the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

John’s educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bellarmine University,a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, ESCP-European School of Management (Paris), International Business Management Murray State University, KYInstitute for International Studies, Immersion in Morelia, Mexico Spanish, a Police Instructor (Certified by Kentucky Law Enforcement Council) and a graduate of Saint Xavier High School.

John was also the President/CEO of the largest FOP in Kentucky and the ninth largest in the United States Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 614. He protected members’ employment rights by enforcing contract provisions and labor laws. Handling a number of issues relating to 2400+ members. Served as a legislative agent in Frankfort and Washington during the 2006-2009 legislative sessions.

John’s international experience includes Attended ESCP-Paris to study International Business Management in Paris, France, conducted training of police in El Salvador in handling and resolving conflict, Attending a five-week immersion program in Morelia, Mexico, including traveling throughout Mexico, Costa Rica and El Salvador.











October 20, 2016