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Lieutenant Casey Kilgore has been named as Daly’s successor. Kilgore has been with the Fort Thomas Police Department since November of 2000. He has spent his entire police career with the City of Fort Thomas. He currently serves as the first shift Patrol Lieutenant. Lieutenant Kilgore has earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminology from Ohio University, and his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University. While working on his Master’s Degree, Kilgore implemented a comprehensive community survey that allowed multiple stakeholders to share their input with the Fort Thomas Police Department. He has proudly served the citizens of Fort Thomas as a Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Field Training Officer, SWAT Team Commander, Media Officer, and Bike Patrol Officer.
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After much discussion over the last few months, Mayor Eric Haas, Mr. Ron Dill C.A.O., and Fort Thomas Council Members concluded that Lieutenant Casey Kilgore is the most qualified candidate and best fit to lead the Fort Thomas Police Department into the future. With such an impressive candidate within the department, there was consensus that a lengthy and costly external search for a new chief was not necessary. The promotion of Casey will allow for an easy and effective leadership transition.