Sheriff Buddy Stump
Buddy Stump currently serves as the Sheriff of Spencer County directing a Sheriff’s Office that consist of 8 full-time Deputies, 1 full-time Detective, 1 office / tax clerk, 3 part-time Court Security Officers a Chaplin and other citizens that donate their time to the community as Special Deputies. All deputies are required to attend and graduate from the Department of Criminal Justice Training, Basic Training Academy at Eastern Kentucky University. All Court Security Officers are also required to attend a specialized training pertaining to firearms, court security issues, the handling of prisoners while in court and transportation of prisoners from the Department of Criminal Justice Training. All Special Deputies receive training on the basics of law enforcement, firearms training and qualify with their firearms. Because of Sheriff Stump’s previous law enforcement experience before being elected Sheriff, he recognizes and stresses the the need for the Sheriff’s Office employees to receive professional training.
Sheriff Stump is a native of Spencer County and has enjoyed calling Spencer County his home for over Fifty years.
He graduated from Spencer County High School in 1979.
On January 15,1999 Sheriff Stump graduated third in his class from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, Basic Training Academy at Eastern Ky University.
Sheriff Stump has been married to his wife Mitzi (Weakley) Stump for 33 years. Mitzi has been employed with the Spencer County Board of Education’s Transportation Department for over 19 years and serves as a Special Deputy with the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Stump and Mitzi have two children Michael and Rachel and one grandson Owen. Michael is married to Natlie (McCoy) Stump,has a son named Owen and he is a Police Officer with the Mt. Washington Police Department. Rachel is married to Jeff Coulter and is a Registered Nurse employed at Signature HealthCare of Spencer County.
Law Enforcement Experience
13 years of experience as a Certified Kentucky Peace Officer
Serving as a Detective for seven of those years, including working on numerous Interstate, Multi-Jurisdictional cases with such agencies as:
Louisville Metro Police Department
Kentucky State Police Department
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Division of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
U.S. Secret Service
U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
Numerous other Task Forces and Local Agencies.
During Sheriff’s Stump’s law enforcement career he has solved cases resulting in the recovery of over two million dollars in stolen property.
Buddy has been awarded Officer of the Year commendations from the Audubon Park Police Department in 2002 and from the Mt. Washington Police Department in 2004.
Sheriff Office Improvements
Initiated 24 hour patrol 13 months after taking office
Initiated 24 hour response to all 911 calls Requiring the services of the Sheriff’s Office
Initiated a full-time Detective position in order to solve more cases and increase the amount of stolen property recovery
Upgraded technology which has helped increase the amount of recovered stolen property and enhanced the safety and efficiency of the Deputies on the road.
Enrolled the Sheriff’s Office in the Federal 1033 Program
Initiated saturated traffic patrol in order to attempt reduce the number of fatality accidents
Initiated the use of Court Security Officers
Initiated the use of Special Deputies
Initiated Crime prevention Programs
Obtained during the first 2 ½ years 1.2 million dollars in equipment and grants for the Sheriff’s Office