Capt. Matt Smith, Sgt. Chris Bolton, Sgt. Nathan Antonites, Det. Justin Hodges, Officer Matt Jones, Officer Matt Hopp, and Officer Chelsee Breakfield were presented certificates of completion at the Murray State University’s Paducah campus. With grant assistance from the Police Foundation of Paducah-McCracken County and the Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust, the Paducah Police Department has teamed up with Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services to provide officers with an advanced training opportunity, centered on diversity awareness. The result of this partnership, the Cultural Leadership Academy, comes at a time when increased scrutiny is being placed on law enforcement and its interactions with diverse populations.

Thank you Paducah Life Magazine for the great write up on the Police Department and our Foundation!!


The Paducah Police Department is proud to announce that Chief of Police Brandon L. Barnhill was named 2016 Chief of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP).

Congratulations Chief Barnhill, from the Foundation Board !

​Police Chief Brandon Barnhill Named 2016 Chief of the Year

Congratulations to our seven Paducah police officers on their graduation from the Cultural Leadership Academy!