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Private Investigators, KY Board of Licensure for

Authority: KRS 329A.020
Status: Active
Term: 2 years
Description: The Kentucky Board of Licensure for Private Investigators consists of seven gubernatorial appointees. The Board regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of private investigators within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Composition: 7 members appointed by the Governor. 1 member shall be an attorney from the Office of the Attorney General to be designated by the Attorney General. 1 member shall be a municipal police officer of the rank of captain or above. 1 member shall be a county sheriff. 3 members shall each have been private investigators for at least 5 years prior to the date of their appointment and shall be of recognized business standing. 1 member shall be a citizen at-large who is not associated with or financially interested in the practice of private investigating. All members shall be residents of this state and possess good moral character. No member shall serve more than 2 full consecutive terms. Board annually elects Chair and Vice-Chair.
Compensation: Expenses (PI's & member at large - $100 per day & expenses)
Meeting Schedule: Meet at least 2 times annually.
Number of Members: 3
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Division of Occupations & Professions 911 Leawood Drive
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502) 564-3296
Fax: (502) 696-1899


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Kidd, Rodney8/15/20188/15/2020Member; representing police officers of the rank of captain or above
Beard, Robert Allen8/15/20188/15/2020Member; representing county sheriffs
Gilreath, Neil8/15/20188/15/2019Member; representing private investigators
Hessig, Rick Alan8/15/20188/15/2020Member; Representing Private Investigators
Payne, Taylor Allen8/15/20188/15/2020Member; Representing the Office of the Attorney General
Shields, Dr. Mary Kathryn8/15/20188/15/2020Member; Representing citizens at large
Hensley, Shawn10/3/20198/15/2020Member, representing private investigatorsKnox
Gilreath, Neil10/3/20197/15/2021Member, representing private investigatorsKenton

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