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

Please join us in honoring the sacrifices the few have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy, which is the foundation of Veterans Day. We pause to thank each one of you and your families for their selfless support of our great nation. APD is honored to have had and have several Officers that continued their service with the City of Ashland. Thank you. It is with great appreciation we salute all Veterans and with great pride, we recognize our current Veteran Officers: Lt. R. Simpson Ofc. T. Floyd Ofc. T. Patrick Ofc. K. Williams Ofc. C. Porter Ofc. N. Smith Ofc. J. Barada

The bridge is open, the bridge is open! Thanks KYTC Highway District #9, completed early and in time for the holidays and friends to visit and shop #Ashland! #buckleup

UPDATE on NO SHAVE NOVEMBER: Today members of the Ashland Police Department officially began donating to be allowed to grow facial hair while in uniform. Chief Kelley is seen below getting his beard trimmed (He had a head start so it costs him more). Thanks to Identity Salon Stylist Wes Messer for getting the chief trimmed up the old fashioned way. Throughout the month we will have some before, during and after photos of officers sporting their styles. We may have some other surprises also. Again, we remind you that officers will be professional and provide excellent service to our citizens. We again thank the community for understanding and for supporting us in our cancer awareness campaign, and to those in the community that have committed to contribute to us. "LET IT GROW."

Happy Halloween Ashland! Join us in Central Park and throughout our neighbors tonight from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Please read our safety tips below.

Arrest: Officers were dispatched to a call to assist EMS on a possible deceased male early this morning on Floyd Street. Upon arrival, Officers discovered a suspected drug overdose of Lawrence M. Hardin of Ashland. Following the collection of evidence and interviews, resident Jeran L. Dishman of Ashland was charged with Manslaughter 2nd Degree, Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Offense and Trafficking Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a school. There is an ongoing investigation with the Boyd County Coroner's Office.

October 27, 2018 - ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN “NO SHAVE NOVEMBER” You may notice something different about Ashland Police officers this November. Chief Todd Kelley is allowing officers to participate in “No-Shave November” to increase cancer awareness, particularly surrounding male cancers. In doing so, members of the Ashland Police Department are permitted and encouraged to grow neatly trimmed beards through the end of the month. “We have lost too many good people in this community too soon from cancer. It is vitally important for all of us to recognize the signs and symptoms of cancer, to get regular screenings, and to encourage our friends and family to do the same,” Chief Todd Kelley said of the No-Shave campaign. The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow “wild and free”. Officers will donate daily, including their days off to be able to wear the beard to educate others about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle. All the funds will be given to the American Cancer Society. We remind everyone that members of the Ashland Police Department participating in this campaign may be sporting new facial hair this month, citizens should expect the same level of excellent service and professionalism. Again, this is temporary exception to the normal requirement of a clean-shaven appearance, and to help spread the word about the importance of cancer prevention and research. We urge everyone to visit the American Cancer Society website at to learn about the symptoms of cancer, ways to stay healthy and how to join the fight. In order to increase awareness and help fight cancer in our community the Ashland Police Department invites you to “Let it Grow!” We will have further on this activity in a day or two. Be watching.

The Ashland Police Department enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with students at Oakview Elementary for career day. It was a pleasure to speak with them and hear about their hopes for the future.

Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday October 27 from 10am - 2pm at the Ashland Police Department. This is a good opportunity to safely dispose of your expired or unused medications.

Congratulations to our newest Officers graduating from the police academy today; Officers George and Ballard. Chief Kelley and City Manager Graese (thank you for the photo) attended the graduation ceremony this morning and commended them on their success and dedication while away at the Department of Criminal Justice Training. We look forward to having you home! Great job, Officers!

Officers received a call today around 1300 hours in regards to a male acting erratic at the Ashland Town Center Mall. David Ray Hall of Ashland was arrested for alcohol intoxication, discorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing or evading police. We have had third party reports that Mr. Hall may have made physical contact with patrons during the incident or while evading the police. If you are a victim, we ask that you personally contact the Ashland Police Department so that Mr. Hall can be charged accordingly. Reference case #18-15551, Officer Bohanon is the case officer. This incident is unrelated to a prior incident that occurred several weeks ago at the mall.

On October 9th, 2018, APD field operations responded to a 911 call for an alleged assault involving a firearm in the area of May Ct. As officers began arriving on scene a vehicle was attempting to leave the area and was immediately stopped. The driver, Peter M. Talbert of Ashland, was identified to have warrants for his arrest out of Greenup County KY for Trafficking in Marijuana and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. A search following the arrest revealed the suspect was carrying a handgun concealed in his waistband. Mr. Talbert was also in possession of a large amount of crystal methamphetamine, cash, and other paraphernalia. Mr. Talbert was charged with Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree > 2g, Poss. Of drug paraphernalia and Operating a Vehicle on an expired Operators License. Excellent job, Charlie Team!

SHEW! This community of ours- We were visited by two young ladies today thanking us for our service and dedication to the community. IT WAS AWESOME and so are Hannah and Rebekah for tracking down Lt. Conley to give such a sweet message. Thank you, Hannah and Rebekah for representing the American Heritage Girls, Ashland, and your family. You have made it a better day. We are honored to serve you and the community.

“A Brighter Future” stopped by the station today with a cake and personalized card to show their appreciation. Thank you for your generosity and support, and the work you do in the community!

Thank you Rose Hill Burial Park for lunch today. We are thankful to work in such a supportive and thoughtful community.

We love good news; Officer C. Clark recovered a stolen bicycle this morning and was able to locate a very appreciative owner this afternoon! He said, "if it's mine, I'm going to give you a high-five!" True to his word, they met in the APD lobby for a small victory. Thank you, Officer Clark, every case matters.

Our friends at Cash Express dropped by today to show their appreciation to our officers by presenting us a cake. It is an honor to serve and appreciate their kind gesture. Thank you.

Update 9/26: Thanks to your tips, the suspect in this video has been identified. Theft suspect: APD was provided a video of this person who is suspected of stealing a catalytic converter in the area of Beech Street. Please share and let us know if you can identify this person. Please reference case 18-12584, Ofc. Brunty. Our silent witness phone number is 606.329.1771 or email us at Thank you!

Friday, the department and City Of Ashland employees celebrated the career of Major William Hensley who retired after 24 years of service. With a packed house of friends, family, retirees, current officers and colleagues good stories and personal feelings were heard. The most important is that we are sending him back home to his family and friends safe. It is a demanding career for officers and their families. We thank William for his dedicated service and his family for letting us have him. Congratulations.