Police Department

Leitchfield Police Department 

515B South Main Street
Leitchfield, KY 42754

Emergency: 9-11

Office / Records: 270-259-3850
Non-Emergency: 270-259-0303

David Riley
Chief of Police

About Us

The Leitchfield Police Department consists of eighteen (16) sworn officers and two (2) secretaries. Two (2) of the sixteen are School Resource Officers. We currently have one (1) Detective and one (1) drug task force Detective.  In 2022, the Leitchfield Police Department was awarded accreditation for a fourth time through the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Core Values

Intentegrity: We hold ourselves accountable to the highest level of honesty, truthfulness and ethical conduct. We are role models for the community.
Pride: We take pride in ourselves as individuals and our department as a team.
Respect: We will ensure that all people are treated with equality, dignity and courtesy.
Professionalism: We are committed to the highest level of professional standards through development of highly trained and motivated employees.​​

Leitchfield Police Dept Staff

Police Dept F.A.Q’s

Can I drop off Expired Medications?

The Leitchfield Police Department has a permanent drop off location for unused or expired medications. The drop off location is the lobby of the police department which is accessible 24/7.

Does the Police Department offer fingerprinting?

Yes, we provide a fingerprinting service for the public. Fingerprinting is required by some employers as part of background checks prior to employment. Please bring your fingerprint card to Police Department that was provided by your employer between the hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m-4:00p.m.  There is a $5 administrative charge for each set of fingerprints.

Background Check Form

How do I obtain a copy of an accident report?

An authorized person may obtain a copy of a collision report in person or by written mailed request. All written requests made to the Leitchfield Police Department must include a self addressed and stamped envelope. 

Cost per collision report is $2(check or money order payable to Leitchfield Police Department) 


Authorized persons to receive copies: 

1- Parties to the accident 

2. Parents/Guardians of a minor who is party to the accident 

3. Insurer or their written designess for insurance purposes

4. Attorneys of the parties

What is the Motorcycle Helmet Law?

KRS 189.285 Regulations for Operating and Riding on Motorcycles

(3) The following persons shall be required to wear protective headgear, in the manner prescribed by the secretary of the Transportation Cabinet, at all times the motorcycles they are riding are in motion on a public highway:

   (a)  A person under the age of twenty-one (21) years who is operating a motorcycle or who is a passenger on a   motorcycle or in a sidecar attachment;

   (b)  A person who possesses a motorcycle instruction permit and who is operating a motorcycle;

      (c)  A person who has held a valid motorcycle operator’s license, or combination motor vehicle-motorcycle operator’s  license, for less than one (1) year and who is operating a motorcycle.

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