Henderson Police Department

  • Agency: Henderson Police Department
  • Address: 1990 Barrett Ct, Henderson, 42419 KY
  • Chief: John Reed (Chief of Police)
Phone: 270-831-1295
Fax: 270-831-1294

Henderson Police Department is located at 1990 Barrett Ct, Henderson, 42419 KY. The Chief of Police of the department is John Reed. The Henderson Police Department phone number is 270-831-1295.

Henderson Police Department News

Congratulations to Officer Jonas Schweikhard who has been named Employee of the Month for November 2018. Someone in the community needed assistance after suffering a devastating loss. Officer Schweikhard heard about their need and stepped forward to take care of the issue during his personal time off. This is just one small act that meant a great deal to a family in our community. Thank you Officer Schweikhard for your dedication to our community. Officer Schweikhard currently serves as the School Resource Officer at Henderson County High School.

Throughout the day today, officers have taken numerous theft reports in the northend of Henderson. At 5:48am, two vehicles were reported stolen from Briarcliff Trail. One of the vehicles, Hyundai Elantra was located later in the day at Saddle Brook Apartments. The other vehicle, a gray 2015 Kia Optima, KY - 166XVJ, has not been recovered. Both vehicles were unlocked with the keys still in the vehicle when stolen. Another unlocked vehicle on Claymark Way had money and laptop stolen, while an unlocked vehicle on Green River Road resulted in the theft of a firearm. Songbird Entertainment reported the theft of an gray 5'x8' enclosed trailer containing over $10,000 worth of equipment from 2757 US 41 North. The trailer is gray in color and has a yellow board attached to the passenger side stating "You Be The DJ" "Do It Yourself DJ." Another trailer was reported stolen at 2pm today from 215 Heilman Street. It was a 6.5' x 12' utility trailer with a lift gate. At 2:30pm, a silver 2008 Volvo XD90, KY plate 1756AD, was reported stolen from the CSX train depot at 1103 4th Street. At this time, we have not identified a suspect(s) nor do we know if all of the thefts are related. Please remember to lock your vehicles, never leave a weapon in a vehicle, and remove all valuables. Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call HPD or Crime Stoppers at 270-831-1111.

Wal-Mart shoplifter was just apprehended by officers on US60E in front of Sonic after a foot pursuit. That is the reason for traffic backing up. It will clear out soon.

All lanes of US41 are now open.

Southbound US41 between the US60 exit/ Cloverleaf and Zion Road is still closed due to accident reconstruction. Please use alternate routes.

2 Arrested in Stolen Vehicle - On 10/31/2018, Officer Abbie Black was on patrol in Newman Park when she observed a 2005 Buick LeSabre in the rear of the park near the soccer fields. James Briggs Sr. (driver) and James Briggs Jr. (passenger) were both asleep in the vehicle. Officer Black woke the men up and they stated that they were tired and resting in the vehicle. A check on the vehicle showed that it was stolen out of Saline County, Illinois. Officer Black asked Briggs Jr. to step out of the vehicle and he reached over and attempted to start the vehicle. Officer Septer reached across Briggs Sr. to stop Briggs Jr. from starting the vehicle. Briggs Jr. then exited the vehicle attempting to run away. Briggs Jr. was stopped by officers. Briggs Jr. then began to resist the officers, but was taken into custody. Briggs Jr. stated that the car belonged to the grandmother of his friend Josh and that she had reported the car stolen. Briggs Sr. stated that he did not know the vehicle was stolen. Briggs Jr. was charged with Receiving Stolen Property U/$10,000, Resisting Arrest, Fleeing/Evading Police 2nd Degree. Briggs Sr. was charged with Receiving Stolen Property U/$10,000. Both men were lodged at the Henderson County Detention Center.

Last Thursday, E911 personnel participated in the Bowl for a Cure. Hector Gonzalez, Eva Skaggs, Erika Conway, Cameron Miller, Jordan Webb, Mike Shockley, Ben Butler, and Shawn Conway comprised the team. Shoutout to Jimmy Skaggs and Estefana Gonzalez who came to cheer them on. Great job as always to our E911 dispatchers.

It is being recommended that all Trick or Treating be moved to Tuesday, October 30th as a result of Wednesday’s weather forecast. Other communities have also made the same decision in order for all the children in our community to have a safe holiday.

Another great Halloween Trunk or Treat Extravaganza this afternoon. So many great costumes, funny kids, and candy. We look forward to it every year and love seeing everyone have a such a great time.

Accident on the Cloverleaf in the westbound lane from US 60 East to S. Green Street. Please avoid the area.

Yesterday, a promotional ceremony was held at the Henderson Police Department. Sgt. Stuart O'Nan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. O'Nan began his career with HPD in December 2011. He was first promoted to the rank of Sergeant in January of 2017. Lt. O'Nan is a graduate of the Academy of Police Supervision and currently serves as the Tactical Commander for the Emergency Response Team. Cpl. Kenneth Corman was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Corman began his HPD career in September 2013. Sgt. Corman is also a member of the Emergency Response Team.

Join Chief Cox and Officer Richmond by taking the Pledge Against Bullying.

Officer Webb will be patrolling the halls of East Heights Elementary today for Red Ribbon Week uniform day. If you have an emergency, call 911 and his mom may be the one answering. Thank you for your service Officer Webb.

Congratulations to Hometown Roots for winning the People’s Choice Award for the best chili at the DHP Chili Cook Off yesterday. HPD took second place. Thank you to everyone that attended and to Henderson Fire Department for donating a pot of chili.

Focusing on our community is a priority for the Henderson Police Department. From Coffee with a Cop to the DHP Chili Cook Off, we love our community. Here are a few more pictures from Coffee with a Cop (including one of sweet Eloise and her K9 friend). Thank you for all of your support Henderson.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the chili cook off today. The money raised by HPD will go to the Cops Connecting with Kids Trip to Walt Disney World in May.

It’s always a good morning when you start out with donuts and coffee. Stop by Donut Bank and the coffee is on us when you come inside. It’s also a great opportunity to meet Chief Cox.

Friday from 7a-9a we will be holding Coffee with a Cop at Donut Bank. This is an excellent opportunity to meet more of the officers, supervisors, and Chief Heath Cox. We hope to see you there.