With more than two decades in law enforcement, Roger Nowakowski joined the Stamping Ground Police Department in 2016 and accepted the position of Chief in May 2017, continuing his commitment to ensure the community’s safety and well-being through providing outstanding law enforcement and strengthening community relations.
“I am honored to serve the community of Stamping Ground, and am committed to progress our police department to meet the needs of its’ residents, families and businesses, as well as to prepare for its future needs.”
Chief Nowakowski began his career in law enforcement in 1994 serving in Dry Ridge, and later accepted a position with the Falmouth Police Department where he moved through the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant and Captain before being appointed Interim Chief. With a degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Kentucky University, Chief Nowakowski is also a graduate of the Academy of Police Supervision. Included among his specialized training from the DOCJT in Richmond, he is certified in Marijuana Analysis, and as a Firearms Instructor and Police Training Officer. Chief Nowakowski has been awarded six Governor’s Awards for exemplary law enforcement, and received a commendation from the House of Representatives. He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Prior to moving to Kentucky from his home state of New York, Chief Nowakowski served with distinction in the United States Navy and was assigned to the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy during the U.S. – Iran Conflict.
Chief Nowakowski lives in Georgetown with his girlfriend and their cats and dogs. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his son, playing drums, attending community events, scuba-diving, and exploring Kentucky on his motorcycle.