Police Department

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Nathan Kent, Police Chief
(270) 251-6222
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"We view the MPD as a unified community agency, whose main goal is to improve and defend the quality of life of its citizens. We tailor our efforts to our local community's needs. I want our Officers to be visible and involved, always exhibiting our core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, and Understanding."
- Nathan Kent, Chief of Police

To contact the Mayfield Police Department for non-emergencies, please call 270-247-1621
In case of Emergency, always call 911.

For Dispatching, please contact the Kentucky State Police at (270) 856-3721.

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Public Safety Administrative Assistant

Clarissa Yarber
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The Mayfield Police Department is composed of 27 sworn Police Officers, each of whom has been certified through the Department of Criminal Justice Training at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Officers spend twenty-two weeks completing training in areas such as firearms, physical fitness, patrol tactics, defensive driving, ethics, and Kentucky Revised Statutes. Within the department are special forces that, in addition to their regular patrol duties, are committed to Investigations and a specialized Drug Task Force. An additional officer is the canine force of the Mayfield Police Department. This canine unit gives the Mayfield Police Department the added tool it needs in the fight against drugs within the City of Mayfield. The Mayfield Police Department has a total of nineteen marked cruisers and a Bike Patrol.

The Mayfield Police Department provides the following special programs:

• Child Car Seat Safety - Most of our Firefighter/EMS personnel are certified in the proper installation of child car seats. Please call 270-251-6240 to schedule an appointment for assistance in ensuring your Child Safety Seat is properly installed.

• School Safety - The officers of the Mayfield Police Department make routine visits to each of the city schools in order to have a presence there, and to acquaint themselves with the school children and staff.

• D.A.R.E. - Drug Awareness Resistance and Education - presented each year to students at Mayfield Elementary and Northside. The program includes a graduation ceremony for kids who complete the entire series.

• Seatbelt Safety/No Texting Program - Officers assemble randomly at entrances and exits to high school, giving out awards to those wearing seatbelts, and "Dum-Dum Suckers" to those texting or not wearing seatbelts.

• Ghost Out - A serious reminder about the dangers of drinking and driving. Each year near Halloween, an officer very seriously plays the role of the Grim Reaper and seeks his prey among the high school students. The program ends with a life-changing assembly, and a wrecked vehicle is displayed at the school's entrance.

• Red Ribbon Week - Officers participate in a variety of programs and efforts to make kids understand the dangers of drug use and the benefits of saying "no" to drugs.

• Neighborhood Watch - Neighborhoods learn methods of crime detection to assist the police department in efforts to keep neighborhoods safe.

• Crime Stoppers - The Department actively partners with the West Kentucky Crime Stoppers organization to field and act on anonymous tips provided by the citizenry. Citizens can provide information, and potentially receive cash rewards by contacting Crime Stoppers at (270) 443-8355.