Ashland Police Department

  • Agency: Ashland Police Department
  • Address: 201 17th St, Ashland, 41105 KY
  • Chief: Robert W Ratliff (Chief of Police)
Phone: (606) 327-2020
Fax: (606) 324 - 5500

Ashland Police Department is located at 201 17th St, Ashland, 41105 KY. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert W Ratliff. The Ashland Police Department phone number is (606) 327-2020.

Ashland Police Department News

BEWARE *** Counterfeit $100 *** - APD has received several complaints of counterfeit $100 bills being attempted to pass to our businesses. The bills have failed the pen detectors and have a "paper" feel compared to an actual note. The fake bills we are seeing also have the same serial number: LGQ 03229158. Please pass this along to our friends so they do not get scammed. For more information see:

**** UPDATE**** The missing juvenile has been located and returned home. Thanks to everyone that assisted during this incident.

****Attention Morning Motorists**** 13th St is closed from Ramey St to Blackburn Ave due to down power lines. Northbound and Southbound lanes will be closed. AEP is on scene working to remove the hazard. Power is expected to be restored in the next 4-5 hours (9:00 am). Motorists are advised to take alternate routes.

As National Police Week ends the Ashland Police Department sends a sincere thank you to all of the individuals, businesses and messengers that thanked us and brought in treats and meals for our service. We thank you for allowing us to serve you. We thank the City of Ashland for displaying the U.S. Flag on Police Memorial Day, May 15, and the Ashland City Commission proclaiming police week in Ashland. We also remember all of our officers not just locally but across the nation that have given their lives to protect all of us. We also remember those officers that gave of themselves after life by saving lives they did not know by being organ donors. The thousands of lives that were given life after they laid down theirs is special. Again the men and women of the Ashland Police Department thank you.

Congratulations to Sergeant Nick Lewis, who graduated from the Academy of Police Supervision today. This challenging three week course provides the foundations of leadership to the best and brightest new law enforcement leaders in Kentucky. Well done Sergeant Lewis!

As the summer holiday season approaches remember to take the time to buckle up. We care about your safety! Please watch and share this important message.

Thank you to Wal-Mart for thinking of us during National Police Week and providing an excellent lunch to our officers.

Officers need your help identifying the subject in the attached photo. The photo is a screen shot from video surveillance so it's of poor quality. This suspect is wanted for questioning in a theft. If you know who this person is you can comment, email us at or give us a call. Reference Case #18-3079

Please Avoid the area- Skyline drive between Floyd and Rogers drive is closed due to a single vehicle collision causing the power lines to be down. Everyone is reported to be okay. The road will remain close until the Power company can replace the pole.

Ashland Police Officers enjoyed spending time with the Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts, Troop 1100. Thank you for taking the time to visit the police station and meet with officers.

Again this year, communities across the United States will come together during National Police Week—May 13-19—to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind. In tribute to American law enforcement officers and at the request of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Public Law 103-322 designates May 15th National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses and residents are to fly their U.S. flags at half staff. Thank you from the men and women of the Ashland Police Department. It is our privilege to serve you.

CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN STARTS MAY 21 As the unofficial start of summer, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is a busy time for Americans. Each year, the highways fill with families in vehicles, on their way to start their summer vacations. To help drivers and passengers stay safe, the Ashland Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep families safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 21 through June 3, concurrent with the busy travel season. Buckling up is such a simple task that can keep you and your family safe in the car. But it’s more than that. Buckling up is the law. Our law enforcement personnel see the consequences of not buckling up. We see the loss of life. Often, it could have been prevented with the simple click of a seat belt. This should be automatic. As the Memorial Day weekend approaches and the summer vacation season ramps up, we want to keep our community members safe, and make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash: buckling up. If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving, we’ll consider it a success. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half (48%) of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained. At night from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number soared to 56 percent of those killed. Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2016, more than half (52%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 40 percent were not buckled up. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In Kentucky, the maximum penalty for a seat belt violation is twenty-five dollars. If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits. Help us spread this life-saving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up—every trip, every time. The Ashland Police Department will also be conducting traffic safety checkpoints at various times at approved locations throughout the city during the campaign. The checkpoints aim to reduce alcohol and drug-related accidents, ensure compliance with licensing regulations, along with vehicle equipment safety and registration laws. TLDR - Buckle Up!

Have you seen this person? APD responded to a burglary call this morning around 4:00 a.m. in the 1500 block of Carter Avenue. The suspect is shown on the photo below. If you know this person, please contact us. Our silent witness phone is 606-327-1771 or email at Reference Case 18-2430

Have you seen this person? APD responded to a theft call this morning around 8:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of Greenup Avenue. The suspect is shown on the photo below. If you know this person, please contact us. Our silent witness phone is 606-327-1771 or email at Reference Case 18-2340.