911 Communications Services Division

911 Communications Services Division










About Us

The Paducah 911 Communications Services Division which became a division of the Paducah Police Department in 2019, receives 911 and non-emergency calls for Paducah Police, the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, the Paducah Fire Department, and nine regional volunteer Fire Departments. If medical assistance is needed, the call is transferred to Mercy Ambulance and the 911 Division remains on the line to see if law enforcement or fire assistance is needed. The 911 Communications Services Division answers approximately 170,000 calls per year and responds to almost 100,000 calls for service annually. The 911 Division is made up of one Manager, four Communications Supervisors, one 911 System Network Administrator, one Senior Administrative Assistant, one Terminal Agency Coordinator, and 14 Telecommunicators.

The telecommunicators are equipped with Phase ll 911, enhanced 911 software that provides the phone number and location of the caller when dialing 911. This system also has a built-in TDD for the hearing impaired. The Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) System allows the telecommunicator to keep track of several units in the field based on their status at the time and it assigns a color-coded priority that indicates how fast the first responders will be dispatched. The 911 Division is also connected with various state, federal, and international systems to inquire or report wanted and missing persons, as well as stolen vehicles, guns, or property.

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The Paducah 911 Communications Services Division was originally accredited by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP) in 2016 and re-accredited in 2020.

The accreditation process requires a dispatch center to demonstrate commonly accepted standards for efficient and effective operations. Furthermore, KACP representatives conduct on-site reviews of records, systems, and dispatch procedures. This is a voluntary process that requires a high level of commitment and willingness to improve the agency.

This accreditation shows that the agency was carefully measured against an established set of standards and has met or exceeded professionally accepted practices in the profession. It also provides benefits for the communications agencies including a recognized standard for evaluation, excellence, and accountability, the opportunity to detect any potential deficiencies, enhance operations, and the possibility of reducing liability insurance costs.

For more information about the accreditation process, visit the KACP Website.

Key Holder Portal

The 911 Communications Services Division provides a Key Holder Portal which allows business and property owners to share contact information in the event of damage or break-in to the property (including vacant buildings and storage buildings).  With time as a critical component throughout the 911 process, the information collected will expedite a possible time-sensitive situation. 

By submitting the Key Holder form, the requester understands that the information will be used by the Paducah Police Department or its agents to contact the designated contacts in the event of activity to the listed property requiring immediate owner or designated key holder response.  Examples can include damage to the property and or break-ins where the property cannot be re-secured by responding officers.

Visit the Key Holder Portal Here


Calling 911 should only be done in an emergency, such as, serious medical conditions, injury accidents, and in progress calls such as a burglary in progress or criminal mischief in progress.

Please use the numbers below for situations that are not considered to be life or property-threatening.

However, there is a non-emergency administrative number to the 911 Division (270-444-8550) that can assist in some situations.


Paducah Power System

Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation

Paducah Water

West McCracken Water District

Atmos Energy






Animal Services

McCracken County Animal Control

McCracken County Humane Society



Police Services - (Reports, Speak to an Officer)

Paducah Police Department 

McCracken County Sheriff's Department



Fire Services

Paducah Fire Department

Lone Oak Fire Department

Concord Fire Protection District

Reidland Farley Fire Department

Hendron Fire Department

West McCracken Fire District







Hospital Services

Mercy Health - Lourdes

Baptist Health Paducah



Jail and Detention Center

McCracken County Jail

McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Center



Road Conditions

City of Paducah - Street Department

McCracken County Road Department

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet - Highway District 1




Local Government

City of Paducah - http://paducahky.gov/

City of Paducah - Parks and Recreation Department

McCracken County - https://mccrackencountyky.gov/

McCracken County - Office of Emergency Management

McCracken County Coroner






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