Chief of Police
Megan Wells started with the Bardstown Police Department in 2004 as a dispatcher for the Bardstown Police Department, Bardstown Fire Dept. and the Nelson County Sheriff Dept. When the Nelson County 911 Dispatch Center was formed in December 2007, she worked as a dispatcher for Nelson County’s Police, Fire and EMS and as the LINK/NCIC Terminal Agency Coordinator. In August 2012 she returned to the Bardstown Police Department as the administrative assistant. Her office is the contact point for the public during regular office hours - Monday - Friday 8AM-4:30PM. She manages the records section and functions as the LINK/NCIC Terminal Agency Coordinator. She also is responsible for files in the records section including accident reports, case files, citations, incident reports, etc. She also assists the detectives and officers with investigations by use of the LINK/NCIC files, the driver’s license files - including photos, vehicle registrations, warrant checks, etc. Megan has an Associates Degree in Applied Science-Law Enforcement.
The chaplaincy program is available to serve the men and women of the Bardstown Police Department. Value-based counseling and spiritual guidance are offered to all employees (sworn and non-sworn) and their families. The services of the chaplain may especially prove valuable during times of hospitalization or bereavement and during personal or family difficulties.
The chaplaincy program is also available to serve through the Bardstown Police Department for the benefit of the entire community. Hours are often spent delivering death notifications and assisting citizens during their grief. Response is made to any tragedy or crisis where an officer believes a chaplain may be of assistance to the officers or victims. The chaplain is wiling to speak to community groups on this service or other related areas as his schedule permits.
Dr. Tom Mobley is currently serving as Chaplain with the Bardstown Police Department and as Chaplain with the Louisville Division of the FBI. He brings over 35 years of experience with him in law enforcement chaplaincy including serving as the Senior Chaplain for Louisville Metro Police Department. Other agencies served include Jefferson County Police Department, Covington Police Department, Scottsburg Police Department, Scott County Sheriff's Office and the Louisville Division of Police. While at the Scott County Sheriff Office, he also served as a Deputy Sheriff Reservist. He worked 11 1/2 years as a firefighter and chaplain for the Fern Creek Fire Department. Dr. Mobley has taught police chaplaincy in college / seminary level classes as well as seminars at the local, regional and national levels. He is one of the co-authors of the textbook, Law Enforcement Chaplaincy: What it is and How to Do it, in addition to several articles on the subject. He holds a Master Level Certification with the International Conference of Police Chaplains. He has earned the B.S., M.R.E. and a Doctor of Ministry Degree. In Bardstown, he is the Sr. Minister of the Nelson Christian Church and works as one of the chaplains at Flaget Memorial Hospital.