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.
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
- Residents can track crime throughout Lexington with the Community Crime Map, which is updated daily.
- The Lexington Police Department documents crimes through the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
|2017 NIBRS Part I Offenses by Month|
|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|
Assaults with firearms report Updated 12/31/2017
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.
Monthly traffic reports - November 2017
Monthly traffic reports - October 2017
|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|
|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.
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|
*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:
Last updated: 1/05/2018
Note: school crossing guards not included in data