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The Nicholasville Police Department strives to provide the very best in police protection and services to its citizens. The following awards show many of the ways in which local officers and administrative personnel have excelled in recent years.

Individual Honors

Officer of the Year

Year Officer
2007 Michael Keeton
2006 Gary Resor
2005 Keith Brown
2004 Todd Justice
2003 Brian McClure
2002 Timothy Mallory
2001 Todd Justice
2000 Ronald Fuller
1999 Christopher Cain

Division 4 Impaired Driving Enforcement

Year Officer
2007 Keith Brown
2006 Keith Brown
2005 Keith Brown
2004 Keith Brown
2003 Keith Brown
2002 Keith Brown

Commendation of Outstanding Performance

Year Officer
2006 Erin Redfield

Individual Certifications

Year Officer
2004 Barry Waldrop: Professional Standards Manager
2004 John Branscum: Professional Standards Manager

Fatal Vision Program

Year Officer
2004 Bowie Taylor

Christmas for the Needy Program

Year Officer
2004 Mary Marion

Boy Scout Mentor of the Year

Year Officer
2004 John Branscum

KY State D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Year Officer
2000 John Branscum

Officer in the Kentucky D.A.R.E. Association

Year Officer
2007 Scott Harvey, President
2006 Scott Harvey, Vice President
2005 Scott Harvey, Vice President
2004 Michael Hurst, President

Officer in the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition

Year Officer
2007 Larry Oliver, Vice President
2004 John Branscum, President

Officer in the FBI National Academy Association Organization

Year Officer
2005 Kevin Grimes, President, Kentucky Chapter

Departmental Honors

  • Kentucky Association Chief of Police Accreditation: July 2004
  • Most Innovative Crime Prevention Project for 2005: Awarded by the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition for an Alcohol Screening Program held at East Jessamine High School's Senior Prom.
  • Homeland Security Grant obtained for C.E.R.T.: Awarded to mobilize a 60-member Citizens Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T) to respond to any community crisis where assistance will be needed.
  • 1st place, Patrol Modified Division, National DARE Conference: 2003, for the Explorer and the van.
  • Impaired Driving Award for citations of drunk drivers: 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Governor's Buckle Up KY Enforcement Award: 2000 and 2002
  • KY Crime Prevention Coalition Outstanding Community Policing Project of the Year: 2002, "Violent Toy Trade In Project"
  • 2001 Crime Prevention Project of the Year
  • D.A.R.E. Explorer: Kids Choice Award, 2002
  • Showcase Award: 2002, KY D.A.R.E. Conference
  • Show Car: 2002 D.A.R.E. Car Show
  • D.A.R.E. Van Kids Choice Award: 2002, KY D.A.R.E. Conference

Fit Force: Overall - Physical Fitness Records

Event Record Holder Record Set Date
1 Max Bench Press Joseph Holbrook 100% (1.81%) Spring 2008
Most Weight John Foutch 370 lbs. Spring 2008
Sit & Reach Josh Filson 26.5 Spring 2007
Sit Ups Erin Redfield
John Foutch
Spring 2008
Fall 2007
Push Ups John Foutch 85 Fall 2007
300 Meter Josh Filson 43 sec. Fall 2007
1.5 Mile Run Ben Rugg 11:03 Fall 2007

Fit Force 2008 - Spring Physical Fitness Records

Event Record Holder Record Set
Max Bench Press Joseph Holbrook 100% (1.81%)
Most Weight John Foutch 370 lbs.
Sit & Reach Josh Filson 25.5
Sit Ups Erin Redfield 57
Push Ups Josh Filson 72
1.5 Mile Run Josh Filson 11:28
300 Meter Ben Rugg 48 sec.
Top Score Gil Rendon 87.6%

517 North Main Street · Nicholasville, KY 40356 · Phone: 859.885.1121 · Fax: 859.881.0750 · Email: info@nicholasville.org
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