Mark 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. He serves on the Curriculum Committee.