“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.


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

Mission + Vision


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. 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.

  • 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

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. 

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.

Community Partnerships

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.


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.

Public Safety Improvements

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.