"As a result of many national events, we are keenly aware of the critical importance of continuing to build trust with our communities and partners as we act as society's guardians. Your assistance with our mission will help the department continue to improve and make our community an even safer place to live."
Thanks for the support that’s made it all possible!
Chief Brandon Barnhill
Chief Brandon Barnhill
The mission of every police department is straight forward...to keep your city and the people who live in it safe by getting the most out of the resources they have, but sometimes it isn’t that easy. Your assistance is needed to improve our initiatives that address specific public safety needs, improve police effectiveness and officer safety through the use of specialized equipment, evolving technology and other innovations.
It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.
Our Foundation represents a public/private partnership designed to assist our Police Department in building positive relationships within the community. Our goals include funding improvements in officer proficiency and safety, as well as law enforcement equipment and technology in order to enhance public safety and the quality of life within the City of Paducah.
Host nationally recognized training programs from the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and continued training through the Southern Police Institute and the FBI National Academy. In conjunction with Murray State University we will provide funding for developing a 21st Century Policing Training Program.
Your donation will help to create opportunities for additional projects that enhance the relationship between the community and the Paducah Police Department. We believe that both the police and community must work together to identify, prioritize and solve contemporary problems such as crime, drugs, fear of crime, social and physical disorder, with the goal of improving the overall quality of life in the area. Only through mutual understanding between the community and its law officers can improvements be made.
As our nation becomes more pluralistic and the scope of law enforcement expands, the need for more and better training has become critical. Working in partnership with our donors, we help provide improved training and development opportunities to officers, educational assistance and employee recognition. To build a police force capable of dealing with the complexity of the 21st century, it is imperative that we assist our officers with education opportunities and enhanced socialization skills.
We continue to strengthen our community partnerships with groups and programs like the Merryman House, the Scholar House, Christmas Cops, Coffee with a Cop, the Community Kitchen, the Hugs Project and the Chief's Community Forum.
Thank you to the Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust for your support of the new Cultural Leadership Academy!