John is a graduate of the 85th Class of the National Sheriff’s Institute, the 40th Administrative Officers Course of the Southern Police Institute, the 96th class of the FBI National Academy, the 35th FBI National Executive Institute and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Sheriff Aubrey earned Undergraduate and Master Degrees in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Louisville and was honored as the 2012 Southern Police Institute Alumni of the Year. John is a past recipient of the prestigious Kentucky Sheriff of the Year Award and in 2013 was honored with induction into his High School Hall of Fame. Sheriff Aubrey and wife Bobbie, have one married son, a retired Louisville Metro Police Officer and three granddaughters.
During John’s tenure, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has grown professionally and delivers more diversified services to the 760,000 residents of Jefferson County than ever before. Sheriff Aubrey firmly believes in cooperative support among Law Enforcement and other public-serving agencies. He established a Rapid Response Team and sent deputies to help Sheriff’s Offices in New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to assigning deputies to local and Federal Task Force Operations, he established a Criminal Interdiction Unit with emphasis on illegal narcotics interdiction. His partnership with the Jefferson County Public Schools to provide SRO’s at both Middle and Senior High Schools has been highly effective and his 10-member SRO Unit was recently named the National Resource Officers Association 2015 Model Program of the Year, offering another testament to Sheriff Aubrey’s steadfast, practicing support of the NSA Motto, “No Sheriff Stands Alone”.