Elsmere Police Department

  • Agency: Elsmere Police Department
  • Address: 4501 Dixie Hwy, Erlanger, 41018 KY
  • Chief:
Phone: 859-342-7344

Elsmere Police Department is located at 4501 Dixie Hwy, Erlanger, 41018 KY. The Elsmere Police Department phone number is 859-342-7344.

Elsmere Police Department News

The Elsmere Police Department in conjunction with the Norfolk Southern Railroad Police teamed up today to promote National Railroad Safety Week. During a trespass abatement detail, officers stopped and identified 17 individuals, within 2 hours, after the individuals were observed in violation. Officers took this opportunity to educate the citizens about the laws and dangers of trespassing on railroad property. Please encourage your friends and family to avoid using the railroad tracks as a walking path.

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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release – July 11, 2018 Subject: Elsmere Hires New Police Chief Elsmere, KY – Following the retirement of Police Chief Tim Thames, the City of Elsmere has promoted Officer Steve Bohman to be the City’s Police Chief. Elsmere City Council approved Bohman for the job at its July 10, 2018 meeting. “I am extremely honored to be the next Elsmere Police Chief,” Bowman said. “Chief Thames certainly has some large shoes to fill and I am greatly humbled to be given the opportunity to lead the men and women of this great department. I truly appreciate the opportunity that Mayor Lenhof and Elsmere City Council has given me. I believe in strong community relationships and hope to continue to move our department forward,” Chief Bohman has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement and has been a member of the Elsmere Police Department since June of 2017. Chief Bohman previously served on the Covington Police Department for 20 years. In his time in Covington, Chief Bohman was a field training officer, school resource officer, community outreach officer, internal affairs investigator and rose to the rank of Sergeant. “Hiring a new Police Chief is a critically important decision and process. We dedicated a lot of time to the hiring process and met with a number of extremely talented candidates,” Mayor Marty Lenhof said “Throughout the interview process, I was impressed with Steve’s vision for the future of our police department. This vision of strong community engagement, combined with his experience and familiarity having already been a member of our department, makes Steve the perfect hire for the Chief position. He will continue Elsmere Police’s efforts to build relationships with city residents and businesses and proactively address issues.” Elsmere, a city of approximately 8,500 residents, has 15 sworn police officers. Chief Bohman will begin leading the department immediately.

The Elsmere Police Department would like to thank and congratulate Chief Thames on his retirement. His years of dedication to the City of Elsmere does not go unnoticed. Chief Thames has made his mark on this department and we greatly appreciate it. Congratulations on your retirement Chief. We wish you happiness, health, and success in your next adventure.

June 20th from 6:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m - join us for Police, Fire and Public Safety night. Hosted by Elsmere Parks and Recreation . This event will be on the lot of St. Henry Church. Come meet Firefighters, Police Officers, Public Works and City Staff and see the equipment that deliver services in your city. Hot dogs and drinks provided! Come join us at this annual city event!

The City of Elsmere will be receiving Emergency Dispatch Services from the Kenton County Emergency Communication Center effective June 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Please remember to call 859-356-3191 for non-emergencies or 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Remember to come out for the VFW Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th, 2018. The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp! The parade travels from the VFW Post to Forest Lawn Cemetery. There will be a short Memorial at the Vietnam Memorial at Commonwealth and Dixie followed by a service in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The guest speaker will be Elsmere Mayor Marty Lenhof. Come out and enjoy this great community event!

Sgt. Michael Metzger graduated from the Academy of Police Supervision on May 18, 2018. This is an academically challenging, three week course conducted by the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, KY. Congratulations to Sgt. Metzger!

Buckle Up! Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated the week of May 15th as Police Memorial Week to honor the brave members of Law Enforcement who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Each year, Northern Kentucky Police Agencies gather at the Northern Kentucky Police Memorial to pay tribute to Officers from Northern Kentucky that lost their lives in the line of duty. The 2018 Memorial Service will be tonight, May 16th, at 7:00 p.m. The Northern Kentucky Police Memorial is located at 3rd and Court Streets in Covington. Members of our community are welcome to attend this service.

Thank you to the 4th Grade Classes at Howell Elementary for hosting "Bags for Badges"! Our Officers appreciate your kindness and the treats you provided. Great Students and Great Teachers!!!

We would like to thank everyone for sharing information regarding the Missing Adult from Elsmere. She was located around 8:00 p.m. and is not in danger. Thank you for sharing this critical information.

In a society where law enforcement agencies work hard to get their hands on the newest technology and race to keep up with the hottest law enforcement trends the Elsmere Police Department decided that, on occasion, it’s good to take a step back and go “Old School”. Tonight, the Elsmere Police Department participated in the Dorothy Howell Elementary Safety Fair and used the opportunity to introduce a new generation to the original crime prevention specialist “McGruff the Crime Dog”. We figured the students would enjoy meeting “McGruff” but the discussions that were sparked between the parents and their children pertaining to McGruff’s personal safety lessons were the ultimate reward. See, we believe that meaningful discussions between a parent and child is the key component to educating our youth about safety. Great job by Officer Bohman and McGruff! Thanks to Dorothy Howell Elementary for the invitation!

Thanks to all of our Students that participated in Local Government Night at the February 13th, Elsmere City Council Meeting. A great group of Students that are the future leaders of our community! Special thanks to Salvadore's Pizza for their continued support of this program.

The Snow Emergency for the City of Elsmere has been lifted. Thanks to all of our citizens for removing cars from the streets. Our Public Works Department did a fantastic job dealing with the ice! Drive safely and have a GREAT DAY!

The City of Elsmere has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY effective 11:00 p.m. on February 6, 2018. All vehicles must be removed from streets that are designated as SNOW EMERGENCY streets. Vehicles that are not removed are subject to being cited or impounded. We also encourage citizens to remove vehicles from streets that are not designated as SNOW Emergency streets until after the streets are cleared. Our Public Works Department works diligently to ensure Elsmere streets are safe for our citizens. Your cooperation will speed up their efforts and make their job easier and safer! This SNOW EMERGENCY will remain in effect until it is lifted by official notice. Notification will be made on the City of Elsmere Website, the Elsmere Police Facebook page, the City of Elsmere Facebook page, the Erlanger Dispatch Center (859-727-2424), and local media outlets.

UPDATE - Off site parking for Autumn Road residents affected by the filming on Saturday afternoon will be on business lots at the intersection of Foundation Drive and Garvey Avenue -NOT on New Buffington. A shuttle will be staged in the parking areas to transport residents to their homes. There will be staff members and security in the parking areas during this event. "No Parking" signs will be posted by the city today in the areas that will be restricted on Autumn Road and Harvest Lane. Thank you for your cooperation during this exciting event!

On Saturday, January 27th , Wicked Films LLC will be filming scenes from an upcoming movie on Autumn Road in Elsmere beginning at 5:00 p.m. Traffic will be totally restricted from Feather Lane to Plymouth Lane from 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. "No Parking" signs will be posted by the City of Elsmere in the restricted area. Traffic may be restricted for brief intervals at the intersection of Garvey Avenue and Autumn Road. Wicked Films LLC has arranged for parking on business lots on New Buffington Road and will transport residents to their homes if necessary. We are asking residents who live in the restricted area to move vehicles parked in their driveways to side streets or the lots on New Buffington to accommodate the production company in their effort to create a historically correct scene. Elsmere Police Officers will be on site to assist with traffic, resident concerns, and emergencies that may arise. This is an incredible opportunity for our city! Please assist us in making this an enjoyable event!

The Snow Emergency in the City of Elsmere will be lifted at 9:30 a.m., January 13. Our Public Works Department worked throughout the night to make our streets SAFE. Great Job! Thanks to all of the citizens that removed vehicles from the streets! Drive carefully and stay warm!


On December 21, Officers from Elsmere, Erlanger and Kenton County Police hosted our annual Cops N Kids Christmas event. Approximately 40 children were treated to holiday shopping, lunch, and a movie. This was the 20th Cops N Kids event hosted by the Erlanger/Elsmere Fraternal Order of Police. This event is made possible through generous donations from our community and hard work by local Police Officers and Volunteers. Thank you for the continued community support! The members of the Elsmere Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!

Officers from Elsmere and Erlanger delivered Christmas gifts to students of Northern Kentucky Headstart in Elsmere this morning. The gifts were provided through the Erlanger/Elsmere Fraternal Order of Police and generous donations from our community.Great time visiting with the children! Tomorrow, the FOP will host our annual Cops and Kids Christmas event. Look for us as we travel from Tichenor Middle School to K Mart. This event is also made possible through the generous donations of our community. Merry Christmas!

Detective Tony Embry was recognized for 15 years of service to the City of Elsmere at the December 12th council meeting. Detective Embry has over 35 total years of police service. Congratulations to Detective Embry!!

Officer Brian Machal was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on December 2, 2017. Sergeant Machal's promotion was officially announced at the December 12th Elsmere City Council meeting. Congratulations to Sergeant Machal!

Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Elsmere's newest park. Cold but a beautiful night! Thanks to everyone that attended!