Police personnel data

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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 - May 2020 Incident Report
Incident Type Month YTD
2020
YTD
2019
YTD Change
Inquiry 1 1 4 -75%
Informal complaint 2 37 35 6%
Formal complaint 2 12 9 33%
Racially-motivated
bias complaints
0 2 2 --
Firearm discharge 2 8 5 60%
Response to
resistance
6 72 73 -1%
Officer-involved
collision
0 34 59 -42%
Vehicle pursuit 0 10 6 67%
Body-worn camera
activation failure
19 87 166 -48%
Use of naloxone 19 57 45 27%

 

Public Integrity Unit Annual Incident Report
Incident Type 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Inquiry 10 15 8 9 6
Informal complaint 115 95 108 126 105
Formal complaint 20 17 13 15 26
Racially-motivated
bias complaints*
10 8 16 1 1
Firearm discharge 20 27 18 17 13
Response to
resistance**
184 175 216 125 128
Officer-involved
collision
177 165 152 172 158
Vehicle pursuit 20 19 16 28 47
Body-worn camera
activation failure***
329 367      
Use of naloxone**** 115 155 130 14  

Notes:

*New terminology for 2017
**Reporting methodology changed in 2017
***New report for 2018
****Naloxone program started in September 2016

 

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

GO 1973-02K Disciplinary Procedures of Sworn Officers

GO 1991-02K Response to Resistance

GO 2011-08F Emergency and Pursuit Driving

GO 2016-01A Naloxone Program

 

Employee discipline

Complaints against police personnel can be reported to the Public Integrity Unit by members of the public or internal employees. Formal discipline recommendations from the Chief of Police are presented to the Urban County Council for approval.

2020 formal complaints

2019 formal complaints

2018 formal complaints

Do you have a complaint or compliment for a Lexington Police employee? Please report it to the Public Integrity Unit

Employee demographics

Sworn Personnel
  Male Female Total
  Caucasian African
American
Hispanic Other Caucasian African
American
Hispanic Other  
Trainee 21 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 28
Officer 371 32 10 5 47 4 1 0 470
Sergeant 58 7 0 0 3 1 0 0 69
Lieutenant 25 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 27
Commander 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10
Executive 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Sworn Sub-total 494 45 11 6 53 5 1 0 609
Civilian Personnel
  Male Female Total
  Caucasian African
American
Hispanic Other Caucasian African
American
Hispanic Other  
Clerical /
Custodial
26 6 1 0 37 8 0 1 79
Supervisory /
Technical
2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
Managerial /
Professional
1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 7
Civilian Sub-total 29 6 1 0 43 9 0 1 89
                   
Department Total 523 51 12 6 96 14 1 1 704

Updated: 6/09/2020

Note: school crossing guards not included in data