Fort Wright Police Department

  • Agency: Fort Wright Police Department
  • Address: 409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, 41011 KY
  • Chief: Daniel J Kreinest (Chief of Police)

Fort Wright Police Department is located at 409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, 41011 KY. The Chief of Police of the department is Daniel J Kreinest. The Fort Wright Police Department phone number is 859 356-3191.

Fort Wright Police Department News

The traffic in the City of Fort Wright is a mess this morning. Interstate 75 southbound is closed, traffic is unloading at Kyles Lane to Dixie Highway. Interstate 75 northbound is one lane at Buttermilk. Find a better way to work, keep calm, and leave early. Chief Schworer.

Training! Training! Training! Active Shooter and Crime Prevention presentation is Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 6:30 until 8:30 pm. Everyone is welcome! Location: Fort Wright City Building, 409 Kyle's Lane, Fort Wright, Kentucky 41011 Please RSVP your spot as soon as possible. For more information about this program and to RSVP please contact me, Chief Marc Schworer at 859-331-2191 or email me, mschworer@fortwright.com. This lecture will give you the mind set to be prepared for any critical incident. If you heard this lecture last year, please take it again for some new updated information.

The Fort Wright Police Department has been working hard stopping and citing a lot of vehicles on Kyle's Lane for passing a stopped school bus upon a highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging children. When the stop arm and signal lights are activated, you shall bring your vehicle to a stop and shall not proceed until the bus has completed receiving or discharging children. If you are cited for this violation you have to go to court and you will pay a huge fine. This can be avoided if you just respect the school bus! Chief Schworer.

I want to thank The Welcome House of Northern Kentucky for their donation of stuffed animals to the police department and fire department. They will be used to give comfort to children during stressful situations. Chief Schworer

The Fort Wright Police Department is receiving complaints about vehicles on Kyles Lane disregarding the red stop sign and lights on the school buses and passing them from the opposite direction while loading and unloading children. Please obey the state law that requires you to stop when approaching a school bus from the opposite direction on a two and three-lane highways. Please be aware no stop is required on roads of four lanes or more. No matter what highway you are on, if you are behind a school bus you cannot go around it while loading and unloading children. Please use extreme caution when you are in the same area as a school bus and follow the State law. If you are stopped for this violation, you will be given a state citation. Chief Schworer.

Training! Training! The Fort Wright Police Department along with St. Agnes School will be training this coming Wednesday, September 26, at 1:30 p.m. We will have another “ALICE” drill in the event we have an intruder or active shooter situation at Saint Agnes School. We call this drill “ALICE” (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) because of the procedures and options involved in surviving an intruder or active shooter situation. The drill on Wednesday, will be like the drill we had in April, we may shut down part of Dixie Highway and Sleepy Hollow during the drill. It is our goal that these drills will provide everyone involved greater clarity of safety procedures. Thank you for your support in keeping our school safe. Chief Schworer.

I want to thank the Carnohan Family for their donation of stuffed animals to the police department and fire department. They will be used to give comfort to children during stressful situations. Thank you, Molly and Barrett, for going through your collection and giving up your adorable stuffed animal. Chief Schworer.

The 2018 Hopebox Derby in the City of Fort Wright has regretfully been canceled due to the anticipation of the predicted poor weather this weekend resulting from Hurricane Gordon. Chief Schworer.

The Police Department is receiving complaints about vehicles blocking the intersection at Dixie & Ashwood and Dixie & Kyles Lane during the morning rush hour. If traffic is backed up prior to the intersection and you are under a yellow light, you cannot enter the intersection. Under Kentucky Revised Statute (K.R.S. 189.338), Limitation of colored lights used in traffic-control signals - Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic-control signals exhibiting different colored lights or colored lighted arrows, successively one at a time or in combination, only the colors green, red, and yellow shall be used, except for special pedestrian signals carrying a word legend or symbolic message, and said lights shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows: Steady yellow indication, Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow signal is thereby warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be exhibited immediately thereafter when vehicular traffic shall not enter the intersection.

After 20 years of dedicated and distinguished service to the City of Fort Wright, Police Specialist Andy Vonderhaar has decided to hang up his gun and badge and depart our team for a very well-deserved retirement. Andy has held many positions at the police department from RAD Instructor to Evidence Tech. We are saddened to lose Andy as a key member of our team and we know that his 20 years of steady and reliable loyalty and hard work will be hard to replace. Chief Schworer

Road Closure Today and Tomorrow Kyles Lane from Farrell Drive to Madison. 8am to 3pm

Here is the Kentucky Revised Statues for passing school bus or church bus. No more pictures. 189.370 Passing stopped school or church bus prohibited -- Application to properly marked vehicles -- Rebuttable presumption as to identity of violator. (1) If any school or church bus used in the transportation of children is stopped upon a highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers, with the stop arm and signal lights activated, the operator of a vehicle approaching from any direction shall bring his vehicle to a stop and shall not proceed until the bus has completed receiving or discharging passengers and has been put into motion. The stop requirement provided for in this section shall not apply to vehicles approaching a stopped bus from the opposite direction upon a highway of four (4) or more lanes. (2) Subsection (1) of this section shall be applicable only when the bus displays the markings and equipment required by Kentucky minimum specifications for school buses. (3) If any vehicle is witnessed to be in violation of subsection (1) of this section and the identity of the operator is not otherwise apparent, it shall be a rebuttable presumption that the person in whose name the vehicle is registered or leased was the operator of the vehicle at the time of the alleged violation and is subject to the penalties as provided for in KRS 189.990(5).

School bus stop law information from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.

This week most of the children go back to school, which means there will be school buses. When you come to a school that is stopped on any roadway to load or unload passengers, you must STOP. By law you must remain stopped until all the children are clear of the roadway and the bus is in motion. A stop is NOT required when approaching a stopped bus from the opposite direction upon a highway of four or more lanes. However, a STOP is required when following a bus that is stopped on a two-lane road or you are going in the opposite direction of the bus on a highway that has less than four lanes, as they are generally not divided

Congratulations to Fort Wright Police Specialist Jeff Hoppenjans, he was awarded the Governor’s Occupant Protection Award for the department. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored law enforcement officers from 114 agencies across the Commonwealth yesterday for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles. All winners received a plaque, while the top three division winners were presented with the Highway Safety All-Star Award – an encased commemorative baseball bat from Louisville Slugger. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts, when worn correctly, are proven to reduce the risk of fatal injuries to front-seat occupants by 45 percent and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs and minivans. Also according to NHTSA, properly installed child restraints reduce the risk of fatal injuries by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers in passenger cars. In light trucks, SUVs and minivans, properly restrained child restraints reduce the risk of fatal injuries by 58 percent for infants and 59 percent for toddlers. “Kentucky will continue to raise awareness and increase enforcement of this life-saving measure,” said Dr. Hunter. “Writing citations is not a strategy designed to increase arrests; in fact, it may result in decreased citation counts over time, which is our goal.” With the passage of the primary law, Kentucky’s seat belt usage rate increased from 67 percent in 2006 to 86.8 percent in 2017. The national seat belt usage rate is 90.1 percent.

I want to thank Paige Pelle and Kristin Elliott for stopping this morning to help us with this fawn rescue! I also want to thank Animal Control Officer Bedard and the Fort Wright Fire Department. The deer was taken to the animal shelter to be released in the wood area once it recovered. It was inspiring to see everyone come together to help in this rescue. Chief Schworer.

Congratulations to the members of the Department of Criminal Justice Basic Training Class No. 493 and Fort Wright Police Officer Taylor Bellau, who graduate today! Officer Taylor Bellau completed an intensive 23-week of basic police training. The City of Fort Wright and the Fort Wright Police Department are proud of you! If you see her on the street patroling, stop and say hello!

Last night was a great night of training at the Fort Wright Police Women’s Self Defense Class. I want to recognize Sergeant Jonathan Colwell, Officer Robert Griffin, and BCSO Deputy Amy Schworer for their excellent training. I also want to thank Spec. Andy Vonderhaar for spending hours in the RED MAN suit doing the scenarios. All the ladies did an amazing job during the scenarios using their new techniques. Thank you Tracy Black from State Farm, for the snacks and water. Chief Schworer.

The City of Fort Wright, KY is accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer, lateral applicants preferred – new recruits encouraged. Applicants must be 21 years or age or older, a U.S. Citizen, possess a high school diploma or GED. Lateral applicants must possess KLEC/POPS certification. All applicants must possess a valid KY driver’s license and be a KY resident. Starting salary range is $39,500 to $50,036, plus incentive and benefits. Applicants must complete and pass all pre-employment testing, background investigations, and applicable training. Applications are available at the PD or online at www.fortwright.com and should be submitted along with your resume to: Fort Wright Police Dept. Attn: Police Chief, 409 Kyles Ln, Ft. Wright, KY 41011 - prior to 4 pm on Monday, July 9, 2018. EOE

TRAINING! The Fort Wright Police Department will be offering a free women’s self-defense class on July 18th and 25th between 6pm and 9pm. This program utilizes techniques that are specifically designed for women to reduce the likelihood of victimization. This program empowers women to recognize their strengths and make decisions when faced with potentially dangerous situations For more information about these programs and to RSVP please contact Chief Marc Schworer of the Fort Wright Police Department at 859-331-2191 or email mschworer@fortwright.com Upcoming Class: Women’s Self Defense on July 18th and 25th Time: 6:00 to 9:00 Location: Kenton County Detention Center, 3000 Decker Lane, Covington, Kentucky 41017 https://www.fortwright.com/news-events/news/2018/06/20/training-opportunity

On June 18, 2018 we took a theft report of several bottles of liquor from Walgreens. The unknown person walked in and grabbed several bottles and left the store without paying. Value of the theft was $219.91 dollars. Unknown person left in a white Dodge Avenger, plate unknown. If you recognize this individual please contact the police department at 859-331-2191.

TRAINING! The Fort Wright Police Department will be offering a free women’s self-defense class on July 18th and 25th between 6pm and 9pm. This program utilizes techniques that are specifically designed for women to reduce the likelihood of victimization. This program empowers women to recognize their strengths and make decisions when faced with potentially dangerous situations For more information about these programs and to RSVP please contact Chief Marc Schworer of the Fort Wright Police Department at 859-331-2191 or email mschworer@fortwright.com Upcoming Class: Women’s Self Defense on July 18th and 25th Time: 6:00 to 9:00 Location: Kenton County Detention Center, 3000 Decker Lane, Covington, Kentucky 41017 https://www.fortwright.com/news-events/news/2018/06/20/training-opportunity