To ensure law enforcement services are conducted in a professional manner, the Planning & Analysis Section produces policies and procedures that represent the interests of the community and compliance with international and state law enforcement standards. The Training Section is responsible for the professional development of agency personnel through in-service and specialized training.
Planning & Analysis Section
The Planning & Analysis Section has administrative and support responsibilities that include international and state accreditation management, traffic collision analysis, crime analysis, web site management, graphic arts & printing, FBI-Uniform Crime Reporting, data entry, policy writing, surveys and other support duties.
The Division of Police is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. CALEA awarded the Division a "Flagship Agency" designation due to its onsite assessment. Only one other agency has received this designation for a second time.
The Training Section is responsible for recruiting, recruit training, in-service training and maintaining a firearms training facility.
The basic skill areas taught to recruits by the training staff include defensive tactics, firearms, driving and traffic stops. Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC) certified instructors assist with recruit, sworn and civilian training.
The Division entered into an agreement with Midway College to provide an Associate Degree for recruits that successfully complete the Lexington Division of Police Basic Training Academy.