Annual Report-Chief's Message

Chief Brandon Barnhill

Welcome from Police Chief Brandon Barnhill

On behalf of our community, welcome to our website.  The men and women of the Paducah Police Department are what make this organization one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in the world, and they are here to serve you.  We strive to provide excellent police service each and every day.  Whether you are raising a family here or simply visiting, we want your experience to be safe, fun and memorable.

Building upon our past successes within community policing, the Paducah Police Department is committed to a geographic-policing philosophy that addresses crime and the fear of crime through a shared relationship between citizens and beat officers in their specific neighborhoods.  This is proactively achieved using proven problem-solving methods and partnerships to elevate the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

We invite you to become involved with your department in order to continue forging a strong cooperative partnership that is built upon mutual trust and respect.  No police department can solve crime or quality of life issues alone.  Effective community/police relationships, communication, and engagement are critical components to our success.

Please take the time to learn more about the PPD’s units and services.  Take advantage of the many opportunities to communicate with us and learn how we can work together.  We look forward to working with you.  There are many opportunities for you to partner with us to make Paducah better! 

Chief Brandon Barnhill

Annual Reports

Each year the Paducah Police Department compiles an Annual Report summarizing the work accomplished by the department and its specialized units.  Among other things, it provides the public an overview of the department, crime reports, community interactions, and history.  It's a tribute to the men and women of the Paducah Police Department and to the City they serve.

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Message from Chief Barnhill (from 2017 Annual Report)

In 2017, the men and women of the Paducah Police Department continued their mission of community-based and problem-oriented policing.   We are well ahead of other agencies in these areas, and the work we are doing is not only recognized at a local level but nationally as well.

Police work continues to be a noble profession. It is a lifelong mission for many of our staff.  Our agency strives to make a positive difference in the quality of life of our community, and we have all agreed to do this by practicing the core tenants of Professionalism, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, and Communication.   The members of the Paducah Police Department work in concert with many aspects of our community.  We are effective because of the relationships we build with our citizens.  The craft of policing is complex, and no one person can know everything.  Each officer brings skills and knowledge that make us better together than we are alone. I know that if we facilitate a participative organization, the end “product” that we offer you, our customer, is the best that it can be!   We are committed to saving lives, preventing crimes, enforcing laws, and solving problems. We invite people who live, work, go to school, and partake in our recreational activities to assist us in achieving our goals.