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Community Services

Kenton County Police Department
Community Policing
Activities and Programs


The Kenton County Police Department provides several programs to the community geared to enhance the quality of life in Kenton County. Since 2002 the Kenton County Police Department has dedicated resources towards educating our citizens with the following programs: Kenton County Police Citizens' Academy, Youth Citizens' Academy, Internet Crimes Against Children, Elder Abuse, Identity Theft and Stranger Danger.  Our community programs are designed not only to educate but also to build police-community partnerships.

School Resource Officer Program

We currently have three full-time School Resource Officers assigned to three schools throughout Kenton County.  Our School Resource Officers begin their days before the first school bus arrives and remain at the school until the last school bus leaves.  Throughout the course of the school day, they provide a myriad of services including, but not limited to, law enforcement duties, site security, counseling services, and instruction in programs like "Character Counts".

Citizens' Police Academy

The Kenton County Citizens' Police Academy Class typically meets each spring on Monday nights for ten weeks.  Classes begin in the evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Class is held at the Kenton County Public Works building located at 420 Independence Station Road.  The next start date for the Academy has not been determined.  We will announce the next class in the near future.  During this 10-week course, various personnel from the Kenton County Police Department will cover a variety of subjects ranging from basic law enforcement to discussions and demonstrations of specialized units within the police department.  Through this experience, you will gain valuable knowledge of police department's important role it serves the community.  If you're interested in participating in the class, please call 392-1940 to obtain further information. 

Please fill out an Enrollment Application and we will hold it until the next Academy class is announced.

Potential candidates must
• Be at least 18 years old;
• Have no felony convictions;

• And have no misdemeanor convictions within one year of application.

Any requirement may be waived or modified upon review and approval by the Police Chief.
The academy is free of charge.

For more information, contact the Kenton County Police Department's Academy Coordinator by phone at 859-392-1940

Internet Crimes Community Education / Internet Crimes Against Children

Computers and the Internet are playing a growing role in crime and exploitation in our community.  In order to address the issues surrounding computers and crime, the Kenton County Police Department has joined the nationwide Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce.  In addition to dedicating a detective to ICAC work on a full-time basis, the department is also proud to offer a number of community education programs.  In order to schedule a presentation for your organization, please contact the Department at 859-392-1940.

In 2007, the Kenton County Police Department sent four officers to specialized training in order to combat the increasing use of computers and the Internet in the exploitation of children.  In 2008, the department took these efforts a step further by assigning a detective to Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) on a full-time basis.  The ICAC Detective's primary responsibility is to identify and investigate the exploitation of children online.  This work involves identifying and prosecuting those involved in the sale or trade of child pornography; proactively protecting children through undercover operations aimed at intercepting adults who meet children online in an attempt to lure those children into in-person sexual encounters; and the investigation of other crimes involving the Internet and computers.

If you have any questions or suspect a crime is occurring please contact the Department at 859-392-1940

Identity Theft and Crimes Against the Elderly Seminars

Officers from the Kenton County Police Department have developed a program to educate our citizens on identity theft and elderly crime.  The program is presented at various venues throughout the county as requested.