Police FAQs

How long until my report is available?     Car Accident reports can take up to five business days from the date of the accident.  Other police reports are usually available three to five business days from the filing of the report.


I would like to pass along a suggestion for the Police Department.  What number do I call?     The Paducah Police Department values the comments from the citizens of Paducah.  To make a comment, suggestion, or complaint, please call 270-444-8534.


I called the police, but no report was taken.  Do you keep records of all calls made to police?     The Police Department would not keep a record of your call.  Your call may be available through the Paducah-McCracken County E911 Center.  Contact them at 270-444-8550.


How do I press charges against someone?     After filing your police report and obtaining a copy, take your report to the County Attorney's office in the Courthouse.  The County Attorney's office will assist you with filing charges. 


Are there fees for reports?     Collision reports are $5.00.  Offense reports are $1.00.  There is an additional fee of $0.10 per page for large reports.  Videotapes/DVDs are $25.00 each.  Photo CDs are $10.00 each.


Can I pay fines or post bond at the Police Department?     Parking citation fines and false alarm ordinance fines are paid at the Finance Department located in City Hall.  Bond fees must be paid at the McCracken County Jail.  Probation fines are paid at the McCracken County Courthouse.


What are fingerprinting fees and hours?     Fingerprints can be taken Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  There is a cost of $5.00 per card.  Please call ahead to schedule an appointment if in a group of 3 or more.


What are Paducah Police Department's hours of operation?     The Police Department has officers on duty 24 hours a day.  The Records Division is open 8 a.m to 6 p.m Monday-Friday.  After 5 p.m. or on weekends, you may use the phone located in the lobby to contact the patrol clerk for immediate assistance.


How do I obtain a copy of my police report?     After your report is complete, it can be picked up at the Police Department, 1400 Broadway, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We are unable to fax reports.  You can get a copy online.  Visit Records and Evidence for more information.


What are the laws regarding dogs?     The City of Paducah has several ordinances related to dogs including dogs at special community events, chaining and tethering of dogs, enclosure and chaining requirements for the confinement of dogs, sanitary disposal of dog feces, and precautions for owners of dangerous dogs.  To view all the ordinances related to dogs click Dog Ordinances.