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New Year Marks Spike In Gun Violence In Lexington

Jan 5, 2016

Lexington Police are investigating two fatal shootings and three other gun related incidents.  All of the cases occurred between January 1 and 3.  Police Spokeswoman Sergeant Ann Welch says some states are seeing an increase in violent crime.  “And while nationally that might be true, we are seeing more consistent statistics here in Lexington,” Welch said.  “But what we have seen is an increase in our shootings.”

Lexington Council Moving on ‘Safety Officer’ Program

Dec 2, 2015


Lexington police are proposing to bring back a “safety officer” program.  The matter got a hearing Tuesday before the Urban County Council.

Lexington Police Could Wear Body Cams By Next Summer

Nov 11, 2015

The city of Lexington is working toward a plan that would equip all police officers with body cameras next year. The council’s planning and public safety committee got an update Tuesday.

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Children and adults alike will be schooled this weekend in Lexington on a variety of safety issues.  Officials with the inaugural Summer Safety Fair aim to provide positive interaction between police and children.

Lexington Police Investigating Weekend Shooting at Douglas Park

Jun 22, 2015

Lexington police are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident Sunday at Douglas Park.

Lexington Police Consider Fee for Personal Use of Cruisers

Jul 9, 2014

Lexington police officers may be asked to pay a monthly fee to use their cruisers for personal reasons.  The issue came before Tuesday’s meeting of the Urban County Council's Public Safety Committee.  Mayoral Senior Advisor Scott Shapiro says the aim is to increase police presence throughout the community.  He says officers would pay a fee of $50 per month for personal use of police vehicles.  “That helps police officers convenience, but it certainly helps the city to have a greater police presence out driving around," said Shapiro.