Public Safety

Public Safety's mission is to help keep Lexington a safe place to live, work and play.  

Public Safety oversees Community Corrections, Emergency Management, Enhanced 911, Fire & Emergency Services, Police and Security.

Community Corrections

Community Corrections manages the detention center, inmates, visitation and other services.

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Emergency Management

Emergency Management's mission is to enhance the public safety of Lexington-Fayette County residents and businesses through emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.

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Enhanced 911

Lexington enhanced 911 answers emergency and non-emergency calls for service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and dispatches the appropriate help. The staff is dedicated to providing quality service to both citizens and first.

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Fire & Emergency Services

Lexington Fire & Emergency Services work hard to be prepared for any situation that may arise.

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Police

Lexington Police Department are always prepared and trained to handle the unique situations that face the city.

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News

Hospitals provide funds for Community Paramedicine program

Lexington’s main hospitals will provide $200,000 to keep Lexington’s Community Paramedicine Program open in 2020, Mayor Linda Gorton announced at a news conference today.

Lexington Fraternal Order of Firefighters kick-off toy drive

Lexington’s Fraternal Order of Firefighters (FOF) is asking citizens to help make the holidays brighter for hundreds of Lexington kids by donating to the 88th Annual Firefighter Toy Program.

911 service expands to include text

Mayor Linda Gorton today announced a new regional initiative bringing “text-to-911” to Lexington and several Central Kentucky counties. The service is available now.

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