Glenn Walton Skeens

  • Lecturer


Contact Information

  • Department: School of Justice Studies
  • Office: Stratton 354
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 354
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Colonel Glenn Skeens, is the former Police Chief for the City of Owensboro, Kentucky. Chief Skeens is a twenty four year veteran of law enforcement. He began his career as a member of the Owensboro Police Department and was appointed Chief of Police in 2007. Chief Skeens retired in September 2012. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University.

He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Criminal Justice Executive Development and the School of Strategic Leadership. He is a certified Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Instructor. In 2007, Skeens was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council and served on the curriculum committee until his term expired in July 2012. He is a former Marine and a veteran of the Persian Gulf War.