Public Integrity Unit

The primary responsibility of the Public Integrity Unit is to ensure the principles of the Lexington Police Department are being upheld. The unit serves as a mechanism for internal accountability by receiving, processing and investigating complaints or commendations concerning police conduct.

Interacting with Police

Contact with a police officer can occur in a variety of ways, including:

• During community functions or events
• Emergency situations
• Questioning for an investigation
• Traffic stops

This pamphlet, "What to do When You Are Stopped by Police," provides some general guidelines on what you should do when you encounter a law enforcement official. 

To file a complaint or commendation, call (859) 258-3625 during regular business hours. Please provide:

  • Your name, address and phone number
  • Incident date and time
  • Location of incident
  • Incident report or citation number (if any)
  • Name of officer, badge number or vehicle number
  • Brief narrative of complaint or compliment


Information regarding complaints submitted to PIU can be found on police Personnel Data page

Read our policies:

GO 1973-02J Disciplinary Procedures of Sworn Officers

GO 2011-06C Public Integrity Unit