Kenton County Police Department

  • Agency: Kenton County Police Department
  • Address: 11777 Madison Pike, Independence, 41051 KY
  • Chief: Ed Butler (Chief of Police)
Phone: 859.392.1940 859.392.1940 859-392-1940
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Kenton County Police Department is located at 11777 Madison Pike, Independence, 41051 KY. The Chief of Police of the department is Ed Butler. The Kenton County Police Department phone number is 859.392.1940 859.392.1940 859-392-1940.

Kenton County Police Department News

In case you missed it: Officer Charles Duncan officially received a commendation for his service as the Kenton County Police Department Community Liaison for Latonia Lakes at the Fiscal Court meeting last week. He has gone above and beyond in connecting our department with the community. We are proud of you, Officer Duncan, and your continuing work in community policing!

We want you to have a spook-tacular Halloween! Check out these safety tips for the upcoming holiday. For more tips, visit: www.KentonCounty.org

This Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Take this as an opportunity to go through your medicine drawers to dispose of unwanted, unneeded, expired and potentially dangerous medication. Several police agencies in Northern Kentucky are holding special collection events. You can search for these locations and learn more about the event on the DEA’s website: https://takebackday.dea.gov/ As a reminder, there are are sixteen pill drop box locations in Northern Kentucky that are managed by the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, including one in our lobby. Find the pill drop box location nearest you: http://bit.ly/NKYPillDropBox

Congratulations to Sergeant Jason Fields!

On September 23, 2017 we will conduct a DUI Sobriety Checkpoint in the area of Winston Ave and E. 40th St. Covington, (Kenton County) Kentucky between the hours of 10:00 P.M. until 3:00 A.M.

-UPDATE- Bradlee has been located. We are very thankful for all of your assistance with locating him. KCPD -MISSING RUNAWAY JUVENILE- Bradlee Bowling 16 years old 5'5" 180 lbs Brown eyes Brown hair Last seen on August 14th, 2017 wearing a grey t-shirt, blue jeans, and "Justin" boots with no laces. Missing from the Morning View area. Possibly staying in Covington. Apparently Bradlee took a bag of clothes when he left his mother's residence. We have no reason to believe there is any foul play involved. If you have seen him or have any information about his well-being, please contact Detective Pittaluga at (859) 356-3191.

UPDATE: We have just been informed by Sgt. Helton that this class is now full. Please check back as we do plan to host another series of R.A.D. classes in the near future. The Kenton County Police Department will be conducting a R.A.D. Women’s Self Defense Class during the month of October. R.A.D. Systems foundations are in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. This free 4 night, 12 hour course will empower women to recognize a threat and defend themselves when necessary. Classes will be on October 10, 2017 (Tuesday) October 12, 2017 (Thursday) October 17, 2017 (Tuesday) October 19, 2017 (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. This class will be open to women only ages 12-99. All classes will be held at the Oak Ridge Baptist Church located at 6056 Taylor Mill Rd. Covington Kentucky, 41015. If you would like more information or would like to sign up for this amazing class please contact Sgt. Gary Helton at Gary.Helton@kentoncounty.org or 859-392-1953.

In 2015, there were more than 5,500 collisions involving alcohol or drugs in Kentucky, resulting in more than 2,900 injuries and 150 fatalities. During the Labor Day holiday weekend, there were more than 66 collisions involving alcohol or drugs, resulting in 37 injuries and 3 fatalities. The impaired-driving national enforcement crackdown “Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over” begins on Friday, August 19th and will run through the Labor Day holiday weekend, ending September 5th. Have fun and be safe!

The Kenton County Police Department would like to thank the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Air Care for providing Landing Zone Operations training to all members of the Kenton County Police Department during the month of August. The Kenton County Police Department routinely assists local fire departments in setting up landing zones for medical helicopters on various scenes. This training allowed officers to understand the complexities of picking a landing zone, communicating with the flight crew, safely landing the helicopters, and loading patients. Thank you to the UCMC Air Care team for taking time out of their busy schedule to teach all of us.

We want to remind you to not look directly at the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday without the proper equipment and techniques.

The Kenton County Police Department will be conducting a R.A.D. Women’s Self Defense Class during the month of October. R.A.D. Systems foundations are in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. This free 4 night, 12 hour course will empower women to recognize a threat and defend themselves when necessary. Classes will be on October 10, 2017 (Tuesday) October 12, 2017 (Thursday) October 17, 2017 (Tuesday) October 19, 2017 (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. This class will be open to women only ages 12-99. All classes will be held at the Oak Ridge Baptist Church located at 6056 Taylor Mill Rd. Covington Kentucky, 41015. If you would like more information or would like to sign up for this amazing class please contact Sgt. Gary Helton at Gary.Helton@kentoncounty.org or 859-392-1953.

The Kenton County Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, Aug. 16-Sept. 4. The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on average, there is one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality every 51 minutes across America. High-visibility enforcement such as the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign reduces alcohol-impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. There were more than 4,200 collisions involving alcohol in Kentucky last year, resulting in more than 1,900 injuries and 119 fatalities. During the Labor Day holiday weekend, there were more than 60 collisions involving alcohol, resulting in 30 injuries and two fatalities. This year, Senate Bill 133 passed the legislature and will require repeat DUI offenders to blow into an ignition interlock device, which is installed on the vehicle. The vehicle will not start if the person’s blood-alcohol concentration exceeds a 0.02 level. First-time DUI offenders are not required to have the device installed unless there is an aggravating circumstance, such as speeding or driving drunk with a child in the car. “Driving impaired is simply not worth the risk. So don’t take the chance.” “Remember, we will be out in force, so ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.’” For more information, visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Headquarters at: www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober. Kentucky Office of Highway Safety

Please be aware of the ramp closures scheduled for this week!

Routine maintenance is taking place on the Brent Spence Bridge, where I-71 and I-75 cross the Ohio River. There will be lane closures and traffic impacts on the bridge and on the routes used to get around the bridge. Major impacts to traffic are expected for approximately 60 days. Overnight lane closures following the major traffic impacts will last another three months. Travelers should plan their drives in advance and know their lane if planning to travel over the bridge. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is managing the Brent Spence Bridge 2017 Maintenance Project, which is part of an ongoing program to maintain and improve the condition of the regional transportation network. To keep up to date on the project, visit their website at http://brentspence2017.org/.

Happy Fourth of July! We hope you have a happy and safe holiday celebrating the land of the free and the home of the brave!

There are sixteen pill drop box locations in Northern Kentucky that are managed by the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, including one in our lobby. We encourage you to go through your medicine drawers to dispose of unwanted, unneeded, expired and potentially dangerous medication. Find the pill drop box location nearest you: http://bit.ly/NKYPillDropBox

Congratulations to Sgt. Gary Helton for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision! "APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 122-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants."

Today our department is celebrating our 95th birthday! Since 1922, we have striven to create a tradition of excellence. "The Kenton County Police Department will provide effective assistance with integrity and respect by having a partnership with the community based upon compassion and dedication to ensure a safe environment for the community and the department members." Photos from Kenton County Public Library "Faces & Places".

Whoa! Did you see this? Michael "Spike" Jones Chief of Police Kenton County, KY took home the individual title in the Magpul Top Cop Challenge at Kentucky Speedway! Both he and Detective James Downs participated to represent KCPD. Read more about the event: http://www.nkytribune.com/2017/06/kentucky-cops-are-tops-at-speedway-event-kenton-countys-spike-jones-takes-individual-honors/

We never know what to expect, as was the case this past weekend when we received an animal complaint call. Upon arriving at the scene, it was evident that this little guy was trapped. Officer Roemer was quick to the rescue and removed him from the cistern. The fawn was uninjured and was returned to the nearby woods. Great job, Officer Roemer! Fawns are born this time of the year. It is normal for a fawn to be left alone during the day. Mothers will do this to avoid leading predators to their unscented young. They will visit the fawns typically around dusk or during the night to feed them. How can you tell if a fawn is orphaned or not? If a fawn is lying flat and quiet, LEAVE IT ALONE. Chances are mom is close by. If a fawn is walking around and appears to be distressed, if its ears are wilting (sign of dehydration) or appears emaciated or injured then chances are it has been orphaned. In this instance it is appropriate to call animal control. If you are unsure if a fawn is orphaned or if you have questions about wildlife rehabilitation, you can call the Kentucky Wildlife Center, Inc. at 859-280-3053 or the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at 800-858-1549.

If you see what appears to be an impaired driver on the road, call us and give us the make and model of the vehicle and -- if it can be read from a safe distance -- the license plate number. A description of the driver is also helpful.

Last night we honored the men and women in our community who sacrificed their life in the line of duty. The Northern Kentucky Police Memorial brought together agencies from the area for this beautiful and meaningful ceremony.

In real life, you don't get a second chance. #ClickitorTicket

The CodeRED system will be imperative to the County’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and County personnel by using the system capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails and social media in an effort to effectively inform residents to protect life and property. Kenton County has been provided an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers, however, all residents are encouraged to visit http://bit.ly/KCCodeRED to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. If you live in an area with reduced cellular/internet connectivity, please make sure to register your land line phone in addition to cellular devices. No one should automatically assume they are in the emergency contact database.