About the Support Services Division
The Support Services Division of the Paducah Police Department is comprised of the following three units: the Drug Unit, the General Investigations Unit (GIU), and Records and Evidence Unit. These units used to operate individually, but were combined in January 2010 and are led by the Assistant Chief of Support Services.
The Drug Unit engages in covert and overt operations in an effort to combat dangerous drugs, prescription drug abuse, and related activity in the Paducah area. The GIU is responsible for investigating felony cases against persons and large-scale property crimes. The Records Unit maintains all police reports completed by our officers in addition to body-worn and in-car camera videos, and investigative case files. The Evidence Unit is responsible for the security and accountability of all evidence and property seized by the Paducah Police Department's Sworn Officers. These specialized units are equally important in bringing an investigation to a successful conclusion and ensuring custody of records and evidence for criminal prosecution.
Additional specialized units in Support Services include the Digital Forensics Unit and Polygraph Unit. The Digital Forensics Unit (DFU), which was formed in 2011, is the Paducah Police Department’s response to the rise in the use of technology in crime. The DFU has the capability to examine mobile phones, computers, tablets, and other digital storage devices.