Chief of Police Public Affairs Officer
Guy J. Turcotte Julie Anne Williams
The Glasgow Police Department was established on June 7, 1938, when officers were appointed for 2-year terms by the city council, the salary of the police chief was $160 a month and police officers made $90 a month (paid by fees collected for criminal fines). The first chief of police was George Berry.
The Glasgow Police Department is now under the direction of Chief Guy J. Turcotte and employs 34 police officers. The department is comprised of two divisions: the operations division, which contains the patrol, and telecommunications division; and the support services division, which controls the criminal investigation unit, training, hiring, special events and educational programs. The school resource program is also an important part of this section. Officer Howard Garrison is assigned to the Glasgow High School and Glasgow Middle School as the school resource officer.
The Glasgow Police Department also offers a variety of community programs. The "Adopt a Cop" program is comprised of a number of safety presentations which are delivered in the city schools. Some topics of interest in the program are: Bullying, rights of the teacher, identity theft, home safety, seat belt safety, drug awareness, internet predators, and responsible cell phone use and bus safety. The department also utilizes Crime Stoppers and the Neighborhood Watch programs.
The police department conducts a Citizens Police Academy twice a year. This program is geared towards local citizens who are interested in learning about the operations of the police department.
The mission statement for the Glasgow Police Department is to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness, and compassion regardless of race, color, creed, sex, and/or national origin. We are committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace, order, and safety; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; and the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees. With community service as our foundation, we are driven by goals to enhance the quality of life, investigating problems as well as incidents, seeking solutions and fostering a sense of security in our community and individuals. We nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics, to fulfill its mission; the Glasgow Police Department is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its members through community partnerships, effective training, and leadership.
The police department’s goal is to enhance the quality of life for every individual in the City of Glasgow by providing quality police services with modern Law Enforcement practices and technology. These services will be delivered with INTEGRITY, COMPASSION, and PROFESSIONALISM.
Our office can be contacted at:
Glasgow Police Department
201 South Broadway Street
Glasgow, KY 42141
Phone (270) 651-5151
Fax (270) 651-6166
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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