This morning City Manager Jeff Pederson accepted the verbal resignation of Paducah Police Chief James Berry effective August 9. Chief Berry has accepted the position of Director of University Safety and Security Affairs at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky. Chief Berry met with the University’s Board of Regents this morning in Frankfort and accepted the job offer. He begins his new position August 16.
City Manager Pederson says, “Chief Berry brought stability to the Paducah Police Department. He was the right man at the right time.”
In a news release from Kentucky State University, President Mary Evans Sias says, “We are pleased that Mr. Berry will be joining the leadership team at Kentucky State University. Over his extensive career in law enforcement and as an active member of the community, he has demonstrated strengths and characteristics that will serve the KSU community well.”
Chief Berry has served as Paducah’s Police Chief since July 20, 2009.