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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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 Toy Drive.

Mayor names Armstrong new Public Safety commissioner

Mayor Gray announced on Tuesday that former Assistant Police Chief Ken Armstrong would be the city's new Commissioner of Public Safety.

"Opiates 101" video answers tough questions about drug epidemic

What is addiction? How did the opioid epidemic start? These questions and more are answered in a video titled “Opiates 101” created by The Department of Public Safety, Fire Department and LexTV.