Support Services Division

Major Michael Staples

Major Michael Staples settled in Owensboro following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 2000.  He started working for the Owensboro Police Department in July 2002.  Major Staples was promoted to Sergeant in 2017, Lieutenant in 2018, and Major in 2022.

Major Staples holds an Associate of Arts from Owensboro Community College, a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University, and a Master of Science in Justice Administration from the University of the Cumberlands.  Major Staples is also a graduate of the Academy of Police Supervision and Criminal Justice Executive Development from the Department of Criminal Justice Training.

Major Staples stays active in the community as a Board Member for St. Benedict’s Homeless Shelter and the Ambulance Contracting Authority.

The Support Services Division is comprised of a number of units including Building Maintenance, Accreditation, Crime Prevention, Evidence Collection, Public Information, Records, Training, and the Technology Unit.

The Support Services Division performs a wide variety of functions that support the operation and the delivery of services for the Owensboro Police Department. The services provided include:

  • Alarm Coordinator / Citation Enforcement
  • Building and Vehicle Maintenance
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Crime Stoppers
  • D.A.R.E. / Character Counts
  • Evidence Collection / Storage
  • Fingerprinting
  • Grants
  • Hiring
  • Information Technology
  • Planning and Research
  • Public Information / Media Relations
  • Records
  • Recruitment
  • School Resource Officer
  • Training

For more information about services provided by the Support Services Division, please click on the below links.

  • Alarm Coordinator
  • Crime Prevention Unit
  • Crime Analysis Unit
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Evidence Collection Unit
  • Fingerprinting
  • Public Information Office
  • Records Unit
  • Recruitment
  • Training Unit