Meet the Sheriff

About Brett


I’m excited to be your Warren County Sheriff! My law enforcement career has allowed me to serve our country, our community and our state. I look forward to putting my leadership experience with the Bowling Green Police Department, the United States Marine Corps, the Kentucky Army National Guard, and most recently as the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the US Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky to work for Warren County.

My name is Brett Hightower and I was elected your Warren County Sheriff on November 6, 2018. I live in the Richpond community with my wife Jana and our three daughters, Meredith, Emma, and Aryah, and our son, Malachi.

My goals as your Sheriff are to:

  • Treat all members of this community fairly
  • Utilize resources (namely your tax dollars) responsibly
  • Proactively develop the Warren County Sheriff’s Department to meet the needs of a growing and diverse community
  • Work with the Warren County Schools to increase safety measures for our students
  • Combat the heroin and opioid epidemic before it becomes deeply rooted in this area
  • Cooperate with law enforcement and prosecution partners to create a safer Warren County
Volunteer Contributions

Kentucky Wounded Heroes, Regional Director and Board Member (2010 – Present)

Kentucky Wounded Heroes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that exists to serve Kentucky’s current or former members of the United States Armed Forces, sworn law enforcement, sworn firefighters and sworn or affirmed EMS, all of whom have been injured during combat operations or line-of-duty service. We provide opportunities to hunt, fish, travel and reconnect to nature’s healing properties.

Community Involvement

Woodburn Baptist Church, Member (1998 – Present)

Woodburn Baptist Church is an integral part of my family’s life. I currently serve as a small group leader and help consult on security matters.  I have previously served as a trustee, young men’s small group leader, and member of the church planting committee as a liaison for a church plant in Kent, Washington, where our partner is reaching a diverse international population for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Warren County Military Affairs Liaison Board Member (2009 – Present)

The Warren County Military Affairs Liaison Board recognizes local veterans each year by coordinating our local Veteran’s Parade and Ceremony.

American Legion Post 23 Member  (2008 – Present)

Bowling Green-Warren County Chamber of Commerce

Bowling Green Rotary Club

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