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Hurstbourne Acres Police Department
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Police Chief Steve Griffin served 11 years as a U.S. Army Ranger prior to beginning his law enforcement career with the New Albany, Indiana Police Department in June 1993.

In August 1995, Griffin joined the Jeffersontown Police Department and served there in various patrol and command positions until his retirement as Patrol Commander in September 2013.

Griffin began with the Hurstbourne Acres Police Department in July 2014.

Chief Griffin has a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute.

Chief Griffin is a devoted husband and father.
Police Chief  
Steve Griffin  
Ph: 553-7318  

Lieutenant Kevin Mills began his Police Career in 1987 with the Frankfort Police Department. In 1991 he became a member of the Jeffersontown Police department where he worked for 17 years before retiring in 2007. In 2008 Lieutenant Mills went to work for the Taylorsville Police Department where he worked until become a member of the Hurstbourne Acres Police Department in 2014.

Lieutenant Mills and his family are active members of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Fern Creek. He has a son who recently retired from the Army National Guard, and now works in computer repair for Geek Squad, and two daughters who are currently students at Spalding University.

Police Lieutenant  
Kevin Mills  
Ph: 553-7318  

Sergeant David Fiechter started his career with the Louisville Division of Fire in 1975 where he worked for over 13 years. His law enforcement career started with the Louisville Arson Squad in 1992 where he worked for 3 years before accepting a position with the Jeffersontown Police Department in 1995. Sergeant Fiechter worked in various patrol positions before retiring as a Sergeant in 2012 after 17 years with the Jeffersontown Police. Sergeant Fiechter joined the Hurstbourne Acres Police Department in 2015.

Sergeant Fiechter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Louisville.

Sergeant Fiechter is a devoted husband to his wife of 29 years and has two sons.

Police Sergeant  
David Fiechter  
Ph: 553-7318  

Officer Susan Stivers began her career as a civilian employee with the Jefferson County Police Department in 1978 while attending Eastern Kentucky University. Officer Stivers was sworn as a Deputy Sheriff in 1980 and served with the Sheriff’s Department until 1985 when she was hired by the Jefferson County Police Department.

Officer Stivers served as a Patrol Officer in the Dixie Highway area before transferring to the Air Unit in 1992 where she earned a Rotorcraft License. Officer Stivers worked as Pilot and Co-Pilot in a McDonnell Douglas 500-D helicopter for 10 years before transferring back to the Patrol Division where she served in the Preston Highway area until JCPD merged with LMPD in 2003. Officer Stivers retired from Louisville Metro Police Department in 2005. Officer Stivers was then re-hired by LMPD in 2006 where she served in the Eighth Division until again retiring in 2017. Officer Stivers joined the Hurstbourne Acres Police Department in 2018 where she says she has found “her dream job”.

Officer Stivers has a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Administration and an Associate’s of Arts Degree in Criminalistics from Eastern Kentucky University.

Police Officer  
Susan Stivers  
Ph: 553-7318  

Officer Brian Gingerich started his career with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Division of Police in June of 1997, where he was a patrol officer until he was hired on at the Jeffersontown Police Department in 2000. Officer Gingerich worked for the Jeffersontown Police Department for 20 years, during that time he worked in patrol, he also worked as a detective, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal while a detective.

Officer Gingerich was transferred to patrol as a Corporal for a few years and then eventually was promoted to Sergeant. He was a Patrol Sergeant for the last seven years of his career with the Jeffersontown Police Department.

During his career at the Jeffersontown Police Department he served on the Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit, investigating traffic fatalities, and was in charge of the Unit for most of his career there. He was also a founding member of the Department's newly formed Honor Guard, and he would go on to lead the unit after a number of years in the unit. Officer Gingerich started with the Hurstbourne Acres Police Department in October of 2020.

Officer Gingerich is married and has two boys.

Officer Gingerich has an Associates degree in Law Enforcement from Vincennes University, and a Bachelors degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Police Administration.

Police Officer  
Brian Gingerich  
Ph: 553-7318  

Officer Rick Beahl began his career in April 1985 as an Officer with the Jefferson County Corrections Department. In June 1989, Officer Beahl joined the Jeffersontown Police Department and served there until retiring as a Patrol Sergeant in February 2008. From April 2008 until February 2013, Officer Beahl worked for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, where he was assigned to the EPO/Warrants Unit.

In February 2013, he was hired by the Louisville Metro Police Department. Upon graduating from the LMPD Academy in August 2013, he was assigned to the First Division as a Patrol Officer in the Russell and Portland neighborhoods.

In January 2017, he transferred to the First Division Detective Squad where he was responsible for investigating crimes that occurred within the LMPD First Division. In January 2019, Officer Beahl transferred to LMPD Major Crimes and was assigned to the Robbery Unit where he was responsible for investigating business and bank robberies. Officer Beahl retired from LMPD in September 2020, and began working for the Hurstbourne Acres Police Department in April 2021.

Officer Beahl has an Associates Degree from the University of Louisville, and has been married for over 29 years. He and his wife have one son and two daughters.

Police Officer  
Rick Beahl  
Ph: 553-7318  

City of Hurstbourne Acres
1916 Hurstbourne Circle
Louisville, Kentucky 40220-1643
Phone: (502) 499-2352
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