Sheriff’s office hires first female patrol deputy in many years

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is welcoming a new face to the team, a female face.

Deputy Lindsay McCombs is the first female patrol deputy to work for Warren County in many years, and she’s coming to us from across the pond, England that is.

Deputy McCombs was born in the U.S. but moved to Ireland as a child where she grew up.

She joined law enforcement in England and served for five years.

Sheriff Brett Hightower said having diversity in law enforcement is important because of the different skills people can bring to the table along with allowing the public to relate to those in uniform.

“This will be the first time that the Warren County Sheriff’s Department has had a female deputy in a number of years,” Hightower said.

McCombs will be headed to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Academy in Richmond for a 22-week training in October.

“I think this department seems to be very much a part of the community and is going through a period of change, and I’m excited to be a part of that,” McCombs said.

Upon graduation from the academy she will go through field training with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office for 12-16 weeks and will begin solo patrol in the county when finished.