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Police Department


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We, the members of the Nicholasville Police Department, exist to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness and compassion. We are committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace, order and safety; the enforcement of Laws and Ordinances; and the safeguarding of Constitutional guarantees.

With community service as our foundation, we are driven by goals to enhance the quality of life, investigating problems as well as incidents, seeking solutions and fostering a sense of security in communities and individuals. We nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.

To fulfill its mission, the Nicholasville Police Department is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its members through effective training and leadership.

NPD Organizational Structure

The department has 59 sworn officer positions and 10 non-sworn personnel. It is divided into two sections: Administration and Operations.

Operations Division, also known as the patrol division:

  • Accident Reconstruction Unit
  • Bike Patrol
  • Drug Enforcement K-9 Unit
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Hostage Negotiations Team
  • Investigations Unit
    • Criminal Investigations Unit
    • Drug Enforcement Unit
  • Adopt-a-School
  • Adopt-a-Daycare
  • Adopt-a-Nursing Home

Administrative Division:

  • Community Services
    • Chaplaincy Programs
    • Citizens Police Academy
    • Code Enforcement
    • Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)
    • Kid ID Programs
    • Neighborhood Watch/Homeland Security
    • School Resource Officers
  • Public Information Office
  • Internal Affairs
  • Records Management
    • Accreditation Program
    • Evidence/Property Room

Additional Information:

Other Frequently Requested Services & Information

Nicholasville Police Department
510 North Main St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
859.885.1766 (fax)
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m to 4 p.m.

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Message from the Chief

Chief Barry Waldrop


As Chief of Police, it is my privilege to welcome you to the Nicholasville Police Department website. Please use our site to find out about some of the things we are doing to make this community a great place to live.

Nicholasville is a great city with a vibrant population. Our agency enjoys the benefits of a supportive community with high confidence in our abilities to provide the highest levels of police services. The working relationship between our department and the community is the strongest it has ever been, and continues to grow stronger every year. A good relationship with the community is imperative in public safety. It is the most effective way to stop crime now, and to prevent it in the future.

I hope you will take some time to browse our website and learn about the Nicholasville Police Department and the services we provide. You will find that our officers are a dedicated, enthusiastic, well-trained, and well equipped group of men and women who are committed to providing the best law enforcement services possible-making this community a great place to live and work.

Barry Waldrop
Chief of Police

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