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.

Are you interested in a career in Public Safety? 

Lexington is hosting a Public Safety job fair on Sept. 18, 2021 from 9 a.m. – noon.

Everyone who is interested in a career in public safety is invited to attend. It is being held at Fire Station 2 located at 1276 Eastland Dr.  Hope to see you there!

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

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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.

New Elementary School Named: Brenda Cowan Elementary School to open in August

Fayette County’s newest elementary school will be named in honor of Lexington Fire Department Lt. Brenda Cowan, who was killed in the line of duty 15 years ago this month.

Lexington Community Corrections onboarding a new breed of employee

Lexington Community Corrections is onboarding a new breed of employee to help sniff out illegal narcotics and increase safety at the local jail. Meet K9 Ozzy.