The Paducah Police Foundation was founded in 2015 and represents a public/private partnership designed to assist the Paducah 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.

Employee Development

As our nation becomes more pluralistic and the scope of law enforcement expands, the need for more and better training has become critical. We help provide improved training and development opportunities to the officers. 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, including:

  • Community Policing and Problem Solving
  • Bias Awareness
  • Scenario-based situational decision making
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Procedural justice and impartial policing
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Trauma and victim services

“The Police Foundation has proven to be a valuable asset in helping Paducah Police make our community a safe place to work and live.  As we continue to realize budget constraints, your financial support is key to helping us fulfill our mission of building a stronger community/police relationship.”   


Thanks for supporting our community!

Chief Brian Laird

It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.

OUR Mission + Vision

Public Safety Improvements

The mission of every police department is keep your city and the people who live in it safe. Police departments get the most out of the resources they have, but sometimes it isn’t that easy. We aim to improve and address specific public safety needs, improve police effectiveness, and enhance officer safety through the use of specialized equipment, evolving technology and other innovations.




Thank you to the Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust for your support of the Cultural Leadership Academy!

Community Partnerships

We strive to create opportunities through 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.