Col. Christopher L. Winders,
Chief of Police
Chief Winders joined the Anchorage Police Department December 11, 2000. He served 24 years with the Jefferson County Police Department and retired in November 1999 at the highest merit rank as a Captain. While there, he served in the David, Charlie and Baker Districts and also Narcotics and Criminal Investigations. Chief Winders is a certified SCUBA instructor and a past commander of the JCPD Dive Team. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Police Administration.
Officer Burkhead was hired by the Anchorage Police Department in June 1999. Gary has been a police officer for 16 years, a fire fighter for 20 years and an EMT for 19 years.
Officer Hoskins has been with the Anchorage Police Department since 1999. He spent three years as a civilian fire investigator and six years as a sworn fire investigator for Pewee Valley Police Department. For 1½ years he was with the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office as a lead criminal investigator for violent crimes and arson, and criminal intelligence. Specialized training includes: nationally certified fire investigation, post blast investigations, crime scene techniques, gangs and criminal intelligence, field training, patrol tactics, child sexual abuse and EMT training.
Officer Hedden was hired by the Anchorage Police Department in December 2000. He had previously worked seven years as a sergeant with the Shelbyville Police Department. He is currently pursuing a degree in Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. Matt’s career interests include training and drug enforcement.
Officer McDonald has been with APD since September of 2003. Prior to coming to APD he was with the Jefferson County Police Department and Louisville Metro Police Department for 26 years retiring as a lieutenant.
Joe joined the Anchorage Police Department in November of 2005. He is a retired sergeant with Louisville Metro Police Department. Joe is an expert accident reconstructionist and served with LMPD's Traffic Unit as a reconstructionist. He is also a past member of the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit. Joe comes to us with over 28 years of policing experience.
Officer Cypert joined the Anchorage Police Department in March 2012 after serving the past 11½ years with the Shelbyville Police Department, with the last several as Sergeant. Tom was a Deputy Sheriff with Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for 2½ years before leaving for Shelbyville. Prior to that he was a Cavalry Scout in the US Army. Specialized training includes Taser instructor, firearms instructor, patrol rifle instructor, police sniper, response to active shooter instructor, Glock armorer and Remington armorer.
Officer Atchison joined the Anchorage Police Department in September 2012 after serving 4½ years with the Louisville Metro Police Department. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Justice Administration, as well as a graduate of the Kentucky Criminalistics Academy. Officer Atchison has formal training in Crime Scene Investigation, Latent Analysis, Anthropological Investigations, Serial Number Restoration, Digital Photography, Evidence Processing, Post Blast Investigation, Marijuana Indentification, as well as being a Taser Instructor, Technician, and Evidence Collector.