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Police Department

Mission

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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:

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Nicholasville Police Department
510 North Main St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
859.885.9467
859.885.1766 (fax)
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m to 4 p.m.

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Message from the Chief

Chief Barry Waldrop

It is an honor and privilege to serve both the city of Nicholasville and our department personnel as Chief of Police. I have committed my entire career to the citizens of Nicholasville, serving them with dignity and integrity. My vision is to adhere to the mission statement of this agency which reads in part, "serve all people with respect, fairness, and compassion. We are committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property. With community service as our foundation, we are driven by goals to enhance the quality of life. The Nicholasville Police Department is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its members through effective training and leadership."

The Nicholasville Police Department is committed to continue building relationships with the community that we serve. We will provide the highest level of service to keep our citizens safe and build public trust. Community policing is very important to me and we will foster the relationships that we have developed over the years with our community partners.

Lastly, I am excited about the future of the Nicholasville Police Department. We are dedicated to our promise to keep Nicholasville safe while maintaining the trust of our citizens.

Thank you,

Todd Justice
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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