Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Pulaski County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 100 N Main St #101, Somerset, 42502 KY
  • Chief:
Phone: (606) 678-5145
Fax: (606) 679-3119
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Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is located at 100 N Main St #101, Somerset, 42502 KY. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office phone number is (606) 678-5145.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office News

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Pulaski participará en la Iniciativa Nacional de Retorno este sábado, 27 de octubre de 2018 entre las 10:00 AM y las 2:00 PM. El Programa de Devolución de Drogas ofrece a los ciudadanos una forma segura y adecuada de desechar los medicamentos recetados que ya no necesitan o usan. Kroger South, en el Centro Stonegate será el anfitrión de este evento.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office will be participating in the National Take Back Initiative this Saturday, October 27, 2018 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The Drug Take Back Program gives citizens a way to safely and properly dispose of prescription medications they no longer need or use. Kroger South, in the Stonegate Center will be hosting this event.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the your assistance in locating a stolen Jeep and a trailer. On Wednesday a Jeep and trailer were stolen in the Science Hill area at approximately 3 p.m. A truck pulling the stolen trailer hauling the Jeep were last seen Southbound on 27 and also on 914 passing 914 shell headed towards 27. If seen we ask that you contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 606-678-5145.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is seeking any information regarding the location of a 2011, white Chevrolet Avalanche. The vehicle was taken from the Shopville community from Monday, September 24th, to Tuesday, September 25, 2018 and is believed to still be in the Shopville area. The vehicle was attached to a 12' tandem axle trailer at the time of the theft. Anyone who has seen the vehicle, or knows its current location is asked to contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office at 606-678-5145, or by Facebook Messenger on this page. The photo below is of the actual vehicle taken.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office met with and gave a presentation to Bobby Clue, the Director of the Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Training group yesterday in the field adjacent to Forcht Bank. Topics that were discussed with the group were some historical facts, staffing by the Sheriff's Office and leadership principles. These were presented by Sheriff Greg Speck and Deputy Karl Clinard. Captain Troy McLin also presented the current practices as it relates to recruitment, hiring and retention of personnel. Sheriff Greg Speck addressed questions from the group about current issues involving crime in Pulaski County, specifically as it relates to drugs and the crimes that are normally associated with drugs and drug addiction.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Cash Express for the Red, White and Blue Cupcakes that were brought to the Sheriff's Office. Thank you for your support for Law Enforcement. I would have liked to have posted a picture of them but some Deputies already removed several of them and disposed of them.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office wishes to thank the Somerset High School Juniors of Graduating Class 2020 for their generous donation of goodies for the Sheriff's Office Staff. We appreciate this very nice gesture from Class President, Devan Neely, and the other class representatives. We especially appreciate the support that we receive from these young people. They are our future.

Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a Somerset man was arrested on various drug charges on Monday evening, August 27, 2018. Deputy Marcus Harrison responded to 179 Patterson Branch Road in an attempt to serve Kenneth R. Wilson with a Pulaski County District Court Warrant for Assault, 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief, 3rd Degree. Deputy Harrison located Mr. Wilson in a detached shed behind his residence, and placed him under arrest. A search of Mr. Harrison incident to the arrest led to the discovery of two baggies containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be methamphetamine. Also discovered on his person was a baggie containing a blue pill later identified as an oxycodone tablet. A search of the immediate area in the shed led to the discovery of a small tin container of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Wilson was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center on the charges generated from the District Court Warrant as well as: 1. Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine). 2. Possession of Marijuana. 3. Drug Paraphernalia (Buy or Possess). 4. Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified).

The best way to avoid being the victim of a scam is to be aware of the warning signs and heed them. Also, be aware that scammers understand psychology and know how to manipulate people into doing what they want. Below are a few signs it is a SCAM: 1. The Offer Seems Too Good to be True If it seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is. Examples include money left to you from an unknown relative, being awarded a loan or grant you haven’t applied for, winning a lottery you’ve never entered, and being selected to receive a share in funds in return for using your bank account. If an offer looks too good to be true use Google to search for it. Add scam to the end, such as UK lottery scam, or (Name of Company) grant scam. If it is a scam, someone will almost certainly have written about it somewhere, unless you’re the first victim of a new scam. 2. They Want Private Information Many scams involve getting hold of your bank account details. Scams involving identity theft also seek personal information. A common scenario is an email supposedly from a bank asking you to click on a link to confirm your bank details and password. If you think the email has really come from your bank, pick up the phone and confirm this with them, but banks don’t do this. Never click on links or attachments in emails from people you don’t know or you risk your computer becoming infected by viruses, trojans, or other malware. 3. Grammatical Errors Scammers may be intelligent, but they are not always well educated and don’t always have English as their first language, and their grammatical errors can give them away. For example, an email from a law firm or bank should be free of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes (especially if they’re repeated). If the correspondence you receive is full of errors, be very suspicious. 4. Requests for Fees Scammers will want advance payments or fees to clear the funds or complete their offer. It will never be clear exactly what the fees are for, but the scammer will tell you they have to be paid or the money can’t be released. They will often adopt an approach that suggests they are only trying to help you out. Never pay fees or taxes in advance unless you are 100% certain it is not a scam. 5. Suspicious Email Domains Look carefully at the domain name of every contact you make through the suspected scammer. For example, you receive an email from a law firm saying you’ve inherited a large sum of money from a relative you’ve never heard of. Let’s call the firm Mitchell and Smith. If the email is from Accounts@Mitchellandsmith.com, it may be genuine, but an email from Mitchellandsmith.Accounts@aim.com is probably from a scammer. Suspect any free email address such as hotmail, aim, yahoo, gmail. Some genuine businesses do use free emails, but most do not. Other domain names not connected with the name of the company are also suspicious. Use a Whois lookup such as domaintools.com for the domain name (the part of the name after the @ sign) to find out who owns it, and see if anything about it looks suspicious. Do this for the company’s website too, if they have one. Scammers are guilt-free sociopaths who have fun ripping people off, and their emails can sometimes reveal this. If you suspect a scam, look carefully at the names they use for the company and individuals and see if there is anything funny or odd about them. Even if the names look genuine check them out using the white pages online (or yellow pages for companies). Many genuine business people also have a presence on sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Google the name of the person and the company, and all the email addresses, and do a search on Google Blog Watch. If you can’t find any reference anywhere to your contacts, they’re probably fictional. 6. Suspicious or No Addresses Contact details can also be a sign of a scam. For example, if the only way you can reach the person is via a mobile phone rather than a landline, it could be a scam. 7. Suspicious or No Addresses Fraudsters do not want their victims to know where they live. If there is no physical address and your contacts won’t give you one, it’s a sure bet you’re being scammed. If there is a physical address, check it out using the Internet or Google Earth and see if it’s a real address. Genuine businesses have physical addresses, and they also need to be registered, so if the business is genuine you should be able to find an address. 8. Request for Access to Your Computer A common scam is a phone call from someone claiming to be a technician who has detected problems with your computer and would like to fix them for you free. Never give anyone remote access to your computer unless you have contacted them and are 100% certain they are not a scammer. 9. Untraceable Payment Method Scammers prefer payment methods that are untraceable, such as Western Union. Be very suspicious, as a genuine business will have genuine banking details. But don’t pay anyone advance fees by any means if you have the slightest suspicion it is a scam. A lot of them will ask you to purchase money cards or gift cards and have you call them and give the numbers on the card. Once they have the numbers they have your money. 10. Pressure Scammers will often put pressure on their victims and urge them to pay immediately or lose the opportunity. A genuine business making a genuine offer will never pressure you to act immediately.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office received a report of a SCAM of someone representing themselves from Dish Network. Information was that on August 19, 2018, someone received a telephone call from 1-800-333-3474 (This is DISH's toll free number) and the person, who had a foreign accent, stated they were from Dish Network and they needed to upgrade the satellite in the area so that service would continue but it was going to cost around $3000 for the upgrade. The scammer stated that since our caller had been a good customer, they would allow him to pay $180. Our caller reported that the person only wanted a check and requested that it be sent to Exponent Solutions, P.O. Box 300468 Brooklyn, New York. The Sheriff's Office checked this business and it is on a SCAM alert. The man told our caller to contact 1-800-295-1231 when the check had been mailed. Our caller stated that he mailed the check and called the number and spoke to someone with a middle eastern accent that identified themself as Cameron White. Our caller stated that he also gave the man his date of birth and the last four of his social security number. Our caller stated that after this occurred, he got to thinking about what he'd done and that he'd been scammed. Our caller contacted his bank and moved all of the money out of the account. The bank advised him to monitor his credit for any fraudulent activity.

A Somerset man was arrested on several drug charges after a traffic stop by Trooper Adam Childress of the Kentucky State Police Wednesday evening, August 22, 2018. At approximately 6:30 pm Wednesday evening, Trooper Childress observed a blue Pontiac G6 traveling on the 914 Bypass in Somerset. A check of the registration plate revealed that the owner of the vehicle was wanted on a Circuit Court Incitement Warrant for Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Trooper Childress conducted a traffic stop and made contact with its driver, David J. Suiter, age 37 of Joe Lewis Road, Somerset, Kentucky. During the course of his investigation, Trooper Childress contacted Deputy Tim Pierce of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for his assistance in conducting a "walk around" of the vehicle using his canine Leo. The canine gave a positive alert for drugs within the automobile. Trooper Childress and Deputy Pierce located multiple baggies of a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine, a baggie containing marijuana, 6 suboxone tablets, and 2 xanax pills and digital scales. Trooper Childress arrested David J. Suiter and lodged him in the Pulaski County Detention Center under the following charges: 1. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense-(>2 gms Methamphetamine). 2. Possession of Marijuana. 3. Possession of Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree- Drug Unspecified. Trooper Childress also arrested a passenger in the car, Larry Walden, age 47 of Slate Branch Road, Somerset on a Pulaski County District Court Warrant for Failure to Comply. He was also lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the WellSpring Counseling Kentucky Services for providing the Sheriff’s Office with gift bags that contained a stuffed toy and had some other items in it. These gift bags will be provided to Deputies to carry in their cruisers that can be handed out to children who may find themselves in stressful situations. Again thanks to Wellspring Counseling who gave them to us. These items were donated to Wellspring Counseling from citizens in the Pulaski Community. Thanks to those citizens who donated.

A Nancy, Kentucky man was arrested on various drug charges Tuesday evening by Sheriff's Deputies after a suspicious person complaint was dispatched by the 911 Center. At approximately 8:30 PM on July 31, 2018 Deputy Brandon Smith arrived at Lee's Ford Apartments on West Highway 80 and made contact with an individual in the parking lot. Donald R. Dillon, age 27 who was a resident of the apartments was unsteady on his feet and appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Deputy Smith detected the smell of marijuana coming from Dillon's apartment and was granted permission to search the residence for illegal substances. The search resulted in the discovery of 2.1 grams of methamphetamine, a quantity of small baggies, scales, LSD in tin foil and $1,242 in cash. Donald R. Dillon was placed under arrest and charged with: 1. Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (>or =2 grams Methamphetamine). 2. Possession of Marijuana. 3. Drug Paraphernalia-Buy or Possess. 4. Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (LSD). Dillon was transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center without further incident.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the kind members of Nelson Valley Baptist Church for the fried chicken, sides and desserts they delivered to the Sheriff's office today. It's nice to know we are appreciated! Thank you!

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office wants to remind everyone that if you have information about any type of crime you want to give anonymously, you can submit it by following the below link: http://www.pulaskisheriff.com/tip.php

On 07/21/2018 the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office responded to PC park regarding a burglary that had occurred in the early morning hours of 07/21/2018. Two men were seen on the property at the maintenance garage behind the store at the time of the burglary. Both males were wearing shorts, sweatshirts and bandannas to cover their faces. The males entered a side door roughly at 1:43 A.M. and exited through the garage door around 2:06 A.M. Approximately $25,000.00 dollars worth of government owned equipment/tools, including a 2016 Polaris Ranger 900 Side X Side. No vehicle was seen leaving the park at the time the individuals exited the building. If you have any information, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office at 606-678-5145 or any other law enforcement officer. You can also provide information by way of our online tip line on the Sheriff's Office web page. You can access that at the following link: http://www.pulaskisheriff.com/tip.php

Sheriff Greg Speck wants the community to be aware of a phone scam where people (scammers) are targeting providers by phone regarding a missed court date & asking for money or "court fines" to avoid legal action. The sheriff assures you this is not sanctioned by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies will never call to resolve a warrant or fine. Notifications are done by sworn Deputies who will attempt to locate you in person. If you find yourself on the receiving end of one of these calls it is best to simply hang up.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office has another request for our Facebook friends in an attempt to locate a stolen motorcycle. It is a 2005 Harley Davidson FXD Series with Indiana license M355SX. It was stolen from Closade Drive on or about the 1st of July. Any help in locating this motorcycle would be greatly appreciated. If you have information please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 606-305-7685, 911 Dispatch or any law enforcement officer or agency.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is taking applications from Certified and Non-Certified persons for a full-time position as a Deputy with the agency. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is a progressive police agencyworking in the third largest county in Kentucky behind Pike and Christian County. Pulaski County has a population of 63,000 people which increases during the summer months due to a large number of tourists that come to our area to enjoy beautiful Lake Cumberland and the activities that surround it. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office currently consists of 32 full time sworn officers excluding part-time and Court Security Officers. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has a K-9 program, a narcotics section and Criminal Investigations Division. The office has an aircraft section that consists of three (3) certified pilots and two helicopters. We are one of four police agencies in the state that have helicopter support available to the community we serve. If you are looking for a total police officer position that is challenging and rewarding; handling a wide variety of calls, then the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is it. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has currently undergone renovations to provide Deputies a more updated and safe environment to work. Deputies have their own squad room to include, work stations and computers to facilitate the performance of their duties in the area of paperwork, research and intelligence gathering. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has some of the best equipment to assist the Deputies in the performance of their duties up to and including late model take home cruisers. Out of State Certifications will be reviewed by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the Kentucky Law Enforcement Counsel for eligibility to become a Certified Peace Officer under the Peace Officer Professional Standards (POPS) without attending our in-state academy. Just recently, the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council revised their policy to allow for prior military personnel to be certified as a Peace Officer in Kentucky. The person has to have attended a military police academy and have served as a Military Police Officer for more than one year. The curriculum will be reviewed by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council. Qualifications: • Applicant must be a United States Citizen • High School Graduate or G.E.D. • Have a valid Operator's License • Must have no felony convictions • Must have no prohibitions on firearm possession (Federal or State) • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge or general discharge under other thanhonorable conditions • Must complete a medical exam • Must have a valid negative drug screen report (10-panel) • Must undergo a background investigation that will include a criminal history check, credit report, prior employment, references and education. • Must not have had their peace officer certification revoked in another state. Pay and Benefits: • $32,073.60 ($36,073.60 with KLEPH) • Hazardous Duty Retirement • Medical Insurance, Bridge Policy, Life Insurance-(Paid) • Family Insurance (Available) • Dental and Vision (Available) Full Qualifications and Benefits can be provided upon requests. Please send resume to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at P.O. Box 752 Somerset, KY 42502. Applications can also be dropped off at the front office of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 100 N. Main Street, Somerset, Kentucky 42501.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office wants to make everyone aware of another possible scam. In this one, the scammer will send you an official envelope from the United States Postal Service. In it may be a letter giving you instructions on what to do. In the one below the scammer sends you a check for a few thousand dollars and they want you to deposit it into your account. After so many hours usually 48-72 hours they say you can withdrawn your payment. When you do this the money is not there and you have probably lost money from your bank account. A lot of scams are going on. Usually the target is the elderly but not always and the scammers do not care to drain your life savings. Another particular scam is when the scammer wants you to go to a major retail store and get gift cards, itune cards, green dot cards, prepaid credit cards, etc. The scammer will then ask you to call them and read the numbers to them over the phone. Once they have this, then they have those funds and the victim is out a bunch of money, sometimes in the thousands of dollars. They use a scare tactic indicating that the victim has a relative that is in trouble with a legal issue or may be going to jail if the victim doesnt sent the money. They may even threatening the victim that they will go to jail or pay some type penalty if the don't submit the funds. We need to educate the public about this. Spread the word to your family and friends. Remember: If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office requests your assistance in locating stolen property from the East Somerset Church Rd area. The side-by-side pictured below was taken from a storage building between June 21st to June 22nd. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of the side-by-side, or have information regarding the individuals that took it, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office either through Facebook or by calling 606-678-5145.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in solving a burglary that occurred on Rock Lick Creek Road in the Science Hill area of Pulaski County. We need your help in identifying a person of interest in this case as well as other cases in that area. We are attaching a video that was taken in the early morning hours of June 21, 2018. It shows a white male, wearing a white muscle shirt. You can see a large tatoo on his right arm and a smaller tattoo on his left arm. If you know this person or have any information that would help, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office at 606-678-5145, 911 Dispatch or any law enforcement agency or Police Officer.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Pitman Creek Baptist Church for their donation of snacks and drinks to the Office in support of our staff and law enforcement. Thank You very much!!!

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in a Burglary Investigation. This occurred near the Rockcastle County line on HWY 39 on Sunday June 10th 2018 during the early morning hours. Three storage units were either entered by force or attempted entry. A fan and a tote was removed from one of the units. The pictures are of an unknown masked man and a vehicle he may have been in. The registration on the vehicle is reported as stolen. The vehicle is a blue Ford Explorer unknown year. The tags come back to an address on Short Creek Road. No further is known at this time on this case.

The Casey County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 16ft goose neck trailer stolen last week from Eastern part of Casey county. It was last seen on KY 80 headed toward Nancy area. It may be in Pulaski County. If you have information about it, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 606-678-5145 or any other law enforcement official.