Community Initiatives








Community engagement is a top priority for the Paducah Police Department. Officer-led community policing initiatives create opportunites for the community to come together with the department. Building a trusting, open, and transparent partnership shows the true needs of the community. There are many opportunities to communicate with us and learn how we can work together.

Participation Initiatives

The Paducah Police Department hosts several different participation initiatives for children, teenagers, and adults. These programs involve active participation and give members of the community an opportunity to learn more about the Paducah Police Department.

Citizen's Police Academy and the Junior Citizen's Police Academy are annual programs available to adults and children. These programs aim to give community members a greater understanding of the Paducah Police Department and its operations through interactive demonstrations and scenarios. The Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) Program is available for adults after completing Citizen's Police Academy. VIPS commonly help the department during special events in the community. Explorer Post 111 gives teenagers with an interest in law enforcement an opportunity to learn the basics of police work and compete against other Explorer Programs. Coffee with a Cop gives the community a chance to come together with officers in a more informal setting and talk about concerns or ideas.

Citizens' Police Academy and Junior Citizens' Police Academy

Coffee with a Cop

Community Resource Officer

GREAT and DARE Programs for Youth

Interactions with Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Exploring Program (Police Explorers Post 111)

Neighborhood Watch Programs

Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)