Police Department Services

How to make a report or report a scam


Emergency - Call 911  

Non-Emergency Situations - Call 270-444-8550

To make a report, visit the Police Department or call one of the numbers above. The Police Department has officers on duty 24 hours a day. During the evening or on weekends, you may use the red phone located in the lobby to contact dispatch for immediate assistance.


Check our Contact Us page to see if the number you need is listed there.  Otherwise, call 270-444-8550 and ask if the officer you need is on duty and available to talk.


Visit Records and Evidence for open records request forms and instructions on obtaining collision and crime reports from the Paducah Police Department. 




How to request an extra patrol from the Paducah Police Department

Although the Paducah Police Department routinely patrols all of the city, short-term extra patrol for a residence, business or neighborhood can be requested.  If you need to request an extra patrol, call 270-444-8550 and ask to speak to an officer about an extra patrol.

Why would I request an extra patrol? Extra patrols can be requested to keep an eye on your residence if you are going out of town. They can be requested if you are aware of a criminal problem, traffic problem, or suspicious activity in your neighborhood or around your business.

How to hire an Off-Duty Paducah Police Officer

An Off-Duty Paducah Police Officer may be hired by the public to perform security and traffic control for a variety of events.

For any questions, call and ask to speak with Captain Chris Baxter at 270-444-8554.  How to hire an off-duty officer 

If you have expired or no longer needed pill/capsule medications, drop them off in our Prescription Drug Drop Box located in the lobby of the Police Department, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No information is requested. The police department will properly destroy the medication to ensure it does not enter the water system or fall into the hands of drug dealers or children.

How to pick up my property or vehicle from the Paducah Police Department


Property and vehicles held by the Paducah Police Department are released by appointment.  If your property or vehicle was recovered or seized by one of the Paducah Police Department's Officers and you need to pick it up, call the Evidence Unit at 270-444-8639 to make an appointment.


Alarm permits are only required after THREE false alarm calls for service within a 12-month period.  After the third false alarm, the owner, manager or other person responsible for the site of the alarm will receive notification that they need to get an alarm permit. In these cases, the False Alarm Permit Application and a $25.00 permit fee should be submitted to the Finance Department at City Hall.


How to pay a parking ticket I received from the Paducah Police Department.


Parking tickets can be paid at the Paducah Police Department, Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or mailed using the information printed on your parking ticket. They can also be paid at the Finance Department in City Hall.  Cash and Credit Cards are the accepted forms of payment.

How to give feedback on your experience with the Paducah Police Department


The Paducah Police Department places a high value on accountability. Officers seek to serve the community with pride and professionalism with the ultimate goal of exceeding the public's standards by providing outstanding service. We value feedback from Paducah's citizens.  If you have an officer compliment, complaint or suggestion, let us know! We have feedback cards available in our lobby Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To give an officer a compliment, use the Officer Commendation Form. To make a complaint, contact the Office of Professional Standards at 270-444-8534.

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