​​Police Department Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life in the City of Cynthiana by protecting life and

property, upholding the laws, and serving the citizens to the best of our ability.


Values Statements

SERVICE
We are committed to quality service and are responsive to the

needs of our citizens through problem-solving partnerships.

INTEGRITY
We foster the highest performance standards,

ethical conduct and truthfulness.
RESPECT
We value the dignity of every individual and understand ethnic

and cultural diversity. We uphold the principles of the Constitution of

the United States and the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


Police Department

Chief of Police - Ray Johnson

Phone: 859-234-7157
After Business Hours: 859-234-7100
Emergency: 911

The City of Cynthiana Police Department is a full service departmentt consisting of 18 certified officers and 2 full-time school resource officers. The Police Department is manned twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The physical location of the department is at 420 E. Pleasant Street. 

Chief Ray Johnson, a 22-year veteran of the department, currently heads up the Cynthiana Police Department with the help of Assistant Chief William Denton. All officers of this department are graduates of the Police Academy sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) of Richmond, Kentucky. DOCJT is a nationally recognized agency that provides state-of-the-art training to law enforcement officers in Kentucky. All officers are required to attend 40 hours of in-service training annually.

Twelve-hour shifts are supervised by the department’s Sergeants: Eric Kendall, Alan Judy, Nathan Linville, Vance Meighan, Justin Jett and O.C. Jones.

The Cynthiana Police Department is fortunate to have the latest technology at their disposal. The E911 LINC system is a valuable tool giving them access to information nationwide as well as a drone unit consisting of a DJI Matrice 210 with Flir capabilities.

In addition to making sure the City’s Code of Ordinances is being enforced, the Police Department has the awesome responsibility of maintaining a peaceful, safe community. 


The Cynthiana Police Department also has its own Emergency Response Unit (ERU team).


They also provide police escorts for funerals and direct traffic for special functions. The Police Department provides a house check for absent homeowners and routine business checks. Officers are also very visible to the community through our Bicycle and Segway Patrol programs.

Each year our Police Department participates in the annual Shop-with-a Cop program that helps needy children in our community.


The Police Explorers program is offered to youth in our community.  This program is used to encourage young minds to join the field of law enforcement. 


To learn more about a career in law enforcement, visit http://docjt.jus.state.ku.us.

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