Officers in drug enforcement, often working with Patrol officers, execute search warrants and make arrests related to illegal drug sales. The process often begins with informants and leads officers through a chain of events that culminate in the arrest of individuals selling illicit drugs in the community.
Two officers and their canine partners operate illegal drug search and interdiction services for the Nicholasville Police Department. Searches can be conducted in the course of routine police business, such as during a traffic stop, or in other circumstances in which officers have permission to be on a property, such as when invited by a home or business owner.
The NPD also conducts a successful D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in the community, particularly focusing on elementary age children. For more details about the national program visit the official website at www.dare.com.
Citizens having information they believe may lead to the arrest of individuals can provide tips to the NPD through our Tip Form.