Elizabethtown Police Department

  • Agency: Elizabethtown Police Department
  • Address: 300 South Mulberry, Elizabethtown, 42701 KY
  • Chief: Ruben L Gardner (Chief of Police)
Phone: 270-765-4125
Fax: 270-769-1144

Elizabethtown Police Department is located at 300 South Mulberry, Elizabethtown, 42701 KY. The Chief of Police of the department is Ruben L Gardner. The Elizabethtown Police Department phone number is 270-765-4125.

Elizabethtown Police Department News

Please join us in congratulating Pete Chytla and Alex Ruiz on their promotion to Sergeant! Sergeant Chytla is a 23 year veteran of our agency and prior to his promotion was assigned to investigations. Sergeant Ruiz is a four year veteran of our agency and prior to his promotion was assigned to second shift patrol.

Save the date for a great new event! We hope to see everyone there!

Please help identify! This isn't a great surveillance photo, but it's what we have! This woman was involved in a vehicle break-in at the parking lot of Planet Fitness. She then tried to use a stolen credit card at Wal-Mart. She was driving a silver Chrysler or Dodge minivan. If you have any information regarding her identity, please contact us, or contact Hardin County Crimestoppers at 800-597-8123. Please share!

K9 Lola is a big fan of the snow. A few pictures captured while she was out exercising tonight.

We have received several inches of snow during the night tonight. Road conditions gauge: 👎🏻👎🏻 Please stay off the roads if you can at all and let the road crews do their job. As always, we are here if you need us. 270-765-4125 Also, please do not call 911 for road conditions. 511 is the number you need to contact for road information. Lastly...whoever angered Elsa, we would appreciate it if you would apologize.

Here we go for Round 2! But first, we need to give a shout-out to Public Works and the various Road Departments for an exceptional job pre-treating and treating the roads during the first weather event. We had remarkably few issues with collisions and stranded motorists. Kudos! Businesses and Schools also prudently closed at appropriate times, leading to significantly less traffic on the roads during this hazardous event, so well done all! The latest models are calling for snow to begin early this afternoon with 1-3 inches of accumulation possible. Please stay tuned to the weather and adjust any travel plans accordingly! Be safe all!

Amazin’ glazin’ Donuts brought down some of their amazin’ Donuts for our afternoon and night guys and gals working in the snow today. Thanks for the support!

Good morning all! Hopefully everyone is paying attention to the latest weather. It has begun sleeting/freezing rain, and although the roads are currently just wet, expect sudden and intermittent freezing to begin in patches of road. Please refrain from driving during this weather event if you don't have to! A layer of ice is expected to coat the roads before the snow begins. This means that roads will be EXTREMELY hazardous, and it doesn't matter if you have a 4x4 or AWD! Stay tuned to local weather for updates and be safe today!

ONLINE SCAM ALERT! Please watch and share!

Some of our peeps at Quicksie, Brian Walker and Stephanie Murn, brought doughnuts to us in honor of national law enforcement appreciation day! So much for our new years resolutions to eat better....thank you guys! We love our town!

It's official! We will be starting the D.A.R.E. class for home-educated students on Monday, January 22, with seasoned D.A.R.E. instructor Officer Larry Robinson presiding! The class will meet every Monday night at the E'town Police Station for 10 weeks from 4:15-5:15. To enroll your students, simply contact Officer Thomas at john.thomas@elizabethtownky.gov, and give him the name, age, and t-shirt size of your student(s)! All materials will be provided!

Here we go again. The latest phone-scam nonsense is a caller targeting this area claiming to be collecting funds for veterans and active duty military. He's very vague about where exactly the funds are supposed to be going, a dead giveaway! So far, he's called from a 502 area code, but remember, most of these scammers can change and mask the actual phone numbers they're using. As always, it's never a good idea to make payments or donations over the phone unless you initiated the phone call to a number that you know and trust. Scammers can imitate even established business numbers, and you can't know for sure that the number is legitimate unless you initiate the call.

Please join us in congratulating Josh Richardson in his promotion to Lieutenant of patrol! Lieutenant Richardson has had a distinguished career of nearly 16 years with the Elizabethtown Police Department, most recently serving as a patrol sergeant, administrative sergeant, and as the current team leader of the special response team. A well-deserved promotion to a dedicated member of our department!

Attention all home-schoolers! We are exploring the possibility of extending our D.A.R.E. education program to local home-school students ages 10-12. This is a wonderful 10 week educational program that fosters a positive, trusting relationship between police officers and young citizens, while educating students about the importance of safe, responsible decision making, and covering such vital topics as understanding risk, responding correctly to peer pressure, bullying, and how to handle stress. We’d love to hear feedback from home school families about this possibility, so please contact Officer John Thomas for more information at 270-765-4125 ext. 110 or email him at john.thomas@elizabethtownky.gov.

Officer Thomas had another great “Talk of the Town” show this morning with Bob and Mac on 99.3 Nash Icon. You can hear Officer Thomas with Bob and Mac every Friday morning at 9:00 am for crime updates, safety tips, and upcoming events with the police department!

SCAM ALERT: We received a report that someone is calling local residents claiming to be with the Elizabethtown Police Department and asking for $15 donations. Whoever it is, it's definitely not us! A good rule of thumb is to never make payments or donations over the phone unless you initiate a call to a trusted number. Scammers can easily duplicate any phone number that shows up on your caller ID as a legitimate number.

This is your opportunity to have an inside look at what policing is all about. The 32nd session of the Elizabethtown Police Department Citizens Police Academy begins on February 15th 2018. This is your opportunity to get an “inside” look at your community and its criminal, drug, traffic, and safety issues. Step into the shoes of a police officer and face the pressures of split second life and death decisions in our state of the art response to resistance simulator! Experience a ride-along with a police officer during a shift! Learn about criminal investigations, drug enforcement, patrol operations, accident reconstruction, S.R.T (special response team), Crisis Negotiations, and More. For more information, contact Officer Chris Denham by email at chris.denham@elizabethtownky.gov or by phone at (270) 765-4125 ext. 111.

Video #3...preventing residential burglaries during the holidays!

Since it's been a pretty busy night, we were unable to broadcast our "Santa Bolo" for this year. Here is last years, just in case you missed it! We at the Elizabethtown Police Department wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year!

HELP IDENTIFY! Please help us identify this couple! They were involved in a stolen cell phone incident at Kohl's. Please share!

Here's video number 2...thefts from vehicles! This is still the single most common type of property crime in Elizabethtown. And it's mostly preventable!

Over the next five days, we will be releasing a series of Holiday Safety Videos produced by EPD and students from the HCS Early College and Career Center! Many thanks to the student film producers Terren Gambrell-Glover and Daeshionna Kimbrough. This first video is about holiday traffic safety! Enjoy and share!

Little Kathleen came to the police station to wish us a Merry Christmas and to give us a thank you card. What a sweetheart! We couldn't ask for a better Christmas gift!

We had a phenomenal Shop with a Cop event today! Over 260 children had the opportunity to shop with police officers and other volunteers for clothing, shoes, school supplies, and even toys that they otherwise wouldn't have had! Thanks to Walmart for hosting, Mac Daniels with Nash Icon for providing live coverage, and all the hundreds of donors and volunteers who made this event possible. We're grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community and interact with these precious children. Merry Christmas all!

Sergeant Chris Lewis graduated from the Academy of Police Supervision today! Congrats Chris on your great accomplishment!