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The City of Prospect has a new police chief.
Jeffrey Scott Sherrard was chosen among 20 applicants to lead the city's police force.
Sherrard earned a bachelor of science degree in police administration from the University of Louisville.
During his 27-year career in law enforcement, Sherrard has served 17 years in supervisory roles, eight years in confidential criminal and internal investigations and seven years in budgetary, personnel and policy development.
He retired from Louisville Metro Police Department as a captain.
Prospect Mayor Todd Eberle said Sherrard's background in law enforcement, command positions and police department management make him uniquely qualified as an excellent fit to lead the department.
The city's former chief, Col. Marvin Wilson, recently retired. The Prospect Police Department includes nine full-time police officers and an administrative assistant.
The department's primary mission is to build a safe community by providing trained professionals to promote crime prevention, and to effectively conduct proactive law enforcement through community involvement. Officers are committed to community policing and developing positive relationships throughout the community.
Officers patrol the entire city and their response time to any call for assistance is usually less than two or three minutes.