Harvey began his career in corrections in 2012 as a chaplain at Marion Adjustment Center, where he also served as a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team. He moved to state corrections in August 2013 when he began working at Kentucky State Reformatory as a chaplain. In the fall of 2015, he made a lateral move to the Harold E. Black Training Center as a training instructor/coordinator. Harvey was promoted in October 2016 to program administrator for the Curriculum Branch in the Division of Corrections Training. In 2017 he made a lateral move to the Office of Adult Insitutions at Central Office as the security program administrator. He also served as interim deputy warden at BCC.
In addition to the diverse positions he has held during his career with corrections, Harvey has also served as a volunteer services coordinator, institutional HNT leader, regional HNT leader, and as the statewide HNT commander from 2015 to 2017.
Harvey is a former enlisted Marine and a retired Army officer with more than 30 years of service. He is a graduate of the University of North Florida and Lexington Theological Seminary. He was a recipient of the 2014 DOC Rookie of the Year Award, as well as a graduate of the 2015 I-LEAD program and the 2017-18 Commissioner's Executive Leadership Program. Harvey continues to maintain his certification as a clinical correctional chaplain with the Americal Correctional Chaplains Association (ACCA). he is a member of the American Correctional Association (ACA), the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD) and the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation, as well as other corrections and military-related fraternity organizations.