The Lexington, Kentucky Division of Police currently has authorized 570 sworn personnel and more than 150 civilian personnel to serve a population of approximately 270,000. Well over 550 vehicles are included in the Division's fleet to patrol the 284 square miles of jurisdiction. The majority of these vehicles are a part of the Home Fleet Plan which gives officers take-home privilege. The budget for the Division of Police is now in excess of 49 million dollars annually. The Division has benefited from many equipment improvements and enhancements such as a Mobile Crime Lab, Mobile Command Post, and the Enhanced 911 phone system. Officers and detectives now use computers to process information and can expedite information more efficiently. In recent years, the sector system was implemented to enhance the quality and responsiveness of police services throughout the community.
Chief of Police
On January 7, 2008, Ronnie J. Bastin was appointed Lexington Chief of Police, succeeding Chief Anthany Beatty who retired after 34 years of service with the Division of Police. Chief Bastin is a 23-year veteran of the Division of Police and most recently served as the Bureau of Operations commander. He also served as the agency's Training Commander at length and led many Division projects and intiatives.
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Current as of late April, 2009