Police data and information

The Lexington Police Department strives to serve the people of Lexington-Fayette County in a manner that is professional, ethical and transparent. This page contains tables, documents and links about a wide array of information related to department personnel, policies and statistics. 

Questions about information provided on this page or a specific case/incident should be directed to the Office of Public Information or the Open Records Unit

21st century policing

In December 2014 President Barack Obama established the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The group's mission was to "...identify best practices and otherwise make recommendations to the President on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust."

The task force's efforts were focused on six pillars:

  • Building Trust and Legitimacy
  • Policy and Oversight
  • Technology and Social Media
  • Community Policing and Crime Reduction
  • Training and Education
  • Officer Wellness and Safety

 

The final report was released in May 2015 and included 59 concrete recommendations and 92 action items that provided a blueprint for cities and towns to use as they develop policing strategies. 

The Lexington Police Department's response to the 21st Century Policing report is available online: Read Lexington's 21st century policing report

Crime statistics

2017 NIBRS Part I Offenses by Month
Incident Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Murder 2 2 0 0 4 0 4 4 6 5 0 1 28
Forcible Rape 9 12 20 16 16 16 16 16 21 13 12 17 184
Robbery 47 48 51 51 52 41 43 50 42 49 47 38 559
Aggravated Assault 28 31 25 39 34 32 27 39 29 50 41 32 407
Breaking & Entering 246 157 182 148 214 210 200 167 143 164 177 134 2,142
Larceny - Theft 726 675 678 704 740 814 783 858 877 809 690 719 9,072
Auto Theft 111 100 99 129 131 133 127 149 128 107 91 107 1,412
Arson 2 4 5 5 2 4 2 6 2 5 0 4 41
Monthly Total 1,171 1,029 1,060 1,092 1,193 1,250 1,202 1,289 1,248 1,202 1,058 1,051 13,845

Click here for definitions of Part 1 Offenses.

Homicide investigations

Assaults with firearms report  Updated 12/31/2017

 

Traffic statistics

Each month the Lexington Police Department responds to more than 6,000 traffic calls for service. We track information regarding collisions, traffic stops, DUI arrests and more. 

2016 annual traffic analysis report 

 

Monthly traffic reports - November 2017

Nov Report 1 - Charges, DUI arrests, alcohol involved collisions

Nov Report 2 - Collisions

Nov Report 3 - Collision location maps

Monthly traffic reports - October 2017

Oct Report 1 - Charges, DUI arrests, alcohol involved collisions

Oct Report 2 - Collisions

Oct Report 3 - Collision location maps

 

Pedestrian fatalities

2018 Pedestrian Fatalities
  Date Location Victim Age Collision Factors
1 1/11/2018 Georgetown St between
Keller Ct & Lima Dr
57 Dark clothing/ not visible
Not in intersection
Walking in roadway
         
         
         

 

2017 Pedestrian Fatalities
  Date Location
1 4/16/2017 Nicholasville Rd between
Zandale Dr & Jesselin Dr
2 5/17/2017 Georgetown Rd between
Berea Rd & Kearney Rd
3 7/19/2017 Euclid Ave between
Woodland Ave & Transylvania Pk
4 7/21/2017 Nicholasville Rd & Moore Dr
5 8/29/2017 Old Georgetown St
6 9/11/2017 New Circle Rd & Eastland Pkwy
7 10/05/2017 Winchester Rd & Elkhorn Rd
8 12/01/2017 Richmond Rd & Mentelle Pk

Commendations and discipline

Letters of appreciation and other praise received for an employee's service are compiled into a monthly report. The outcome of formal complaints made against an officer are posted at the conclusion of the complaint investigation.

January 2018 Letters of Appreciation

Public Integrity Unit data

The Public Integrity Unit serves as a mechanism for internal accountability within the Lexington Police Department. Using BlueTeam software, PIU documents critical incidents such as complaints against officers, firearm discharges, response to resistance, vehicle pursuits, and use of naloxone (Narcan).

Public Integrity Unit - December 2017 Incident Report
Incident Type Month YTD
2017
YTD
2016
Change
Inquiry 0 8 9 -11%
Informal complaint 9 107 126 -15%
Formal complaint 0 13 15 -13%
Racially-motivated
bias complaints*
5 16 n/a --
Firearm discharge 1 18 17 6%
Response to
resistance**
11 216 125 73%
Officer-involved
collision
8 148 172 -14%
Vehicle pursuit 0 16 28 -43%
Use of
naloxone***
24 130 14 829%
Notes:

*New terminology for 2017
**Reporting methodology changed in 2017
***Naloxone program started in September 2016

 

Additional information regarding critical incidents is available in the following department policies: 

GO 1973-02J Disciplinary Procedures of Sworn Officers

GO 1991-02J Response to Resistance

GO 2011-08C Emergency and Pursuit Driving

GO 2016-01A Naloxone Program

Employee demographics

Sworn Personnel
  Male Female Total
  Caucasian African
American
Hispanic Other Caucasian African
American
Hispanic Other  
Trainee 35 2 1 3 5 0 0 0 45
Officer 371 39 11 3 35 5 1 0 465
Sergeant 56 7 0 0 3 0 0 0 66
Lieutenant 24 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 26
Commander 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Executive 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5

Sworn Sub-total

498 48 12 6 46 5 1 0 616
Civilian Personnel
  Male Female Total
  Caucasian African
American
Hispanic Other Caucasian African
American
Hispanic Other  
Clerical /
Custodial
23 7 0 0 32 9 0 0 71
Supervisory /
Technical
4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
Managerial /
Professional
0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 6
Civilian Sub-total 27 7 0 0 38 10 0 1 83
                   
Department Total 525 55 12 6 84 15 1 1 699

Last updated: 1/05/2018

Note: school crossing guards not included in data