Police Department

Kenton County Police Officers and Chief pose in front of vehicles.

The Kenton County Police Department is a 37 officer agency located in Northern Kentucky.

Mission Statement

Through community partnering and a steadfast adherence to our values, we are committed to providing our citizens with the highest quality of policing services available.

Values

Compassion: Motivation to understand and assist others during challenging times 

Integrity: Embracing a culture of greater moral and ethical standards

Accountability: Accepting ownership of our thoughts and actions and holding ourselves responsible for the outcomes 

Fairness: Impartial and just treatment without favoritism or discrimination

History- Police Chiefs

  • Adolph “Ott” Froelicher (1922 to 1927)
  • George E. Langley (1927 to 1941)
  • Thomas C. Young (1941 to 1946)
  • Carl Mershon (1946 to 1962)
  • James E. Callahan Jr. (1962 to 1982)
  • R.C. Richardson (1982 to 1989)
  • Joseph Schmiade (1989 to 1990)
  • Jeffrey Butler (1991 to 1996) 
  • Michael Browning (1996 to 2000) 
  • William Dorsey (2001 to 2006) 
  • Edward Butler (2006 to 2012) 
  • Roy “Brian” Capps (2012 to 2015) 
  • Michael “Spike” Jones (2015 to Present)