Administrative Services Department
Deputy Chief David Fegett
Major Fegett oversees the Administrative Division. This division is made up of five sections that allow for the rapid and accurate dissemination of information to federal, state and local governments as well as to the citizens of Elizabethtown. Currently, the sections under Major Fegett’s supervision are; Administrative Assistant Section, Community Services Section, Auxiliary Functions Section, Training Section and the Evidence and Property Section.
Major Fegett is a graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice Academy of Police Supervision and the FBI National Academy (session 255). He is currently a student with the University of Louisville working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.
The Records Unit is responsible for the collection, entry, and archiving of citations, warning tickets, case reports, accident reports, and other documents or information they receive from the Patrol and Administration Divisions. This information is then compiled and copies are transmitted to Federal, State, and local government agencies. The unit is also responsible for the release of case reports, accident reports, and direction assistance to locations in the area. Fingerprinting is done Monday through Friday during business hours, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Persons wanting their fingerprints taken need to supply their own local, state, federal or business fingerprint cards. There is a fee of $5.00 for persons living outside of the Elizabethtown city limits.
RECORDS CHECKS must be obtained through the ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS (AOC) located in Frankfort, Kentucky. The AOC office number is 1-800-928-6381. Forms may be picked up at the police department or downloaded from the AOC website.
Officer Virgil Willoughby
The Community Services Section contains the Public Information Officer Section and coordinates such community programs as the Citizens Police Academy, Teen Citizens Police Academy, Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Cadet Program, and the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program.
The Elizabethtown Police Department is proud of its commitment to the children within our community. D.A.R.E. is currently being taught in every school within the Elizabethtown city limits to include both county and city school districts.
The unit provides numerous community services and crime prevention presentations. It is a key element in the Hardin County Crime Stoppers program. Members of the unit represent the area of Elizabethtown and Hardin County at meetings of the Kentucky Crime Stoppers Association. If any group or organization is in need of a guest speaker or a specific program to be presented, please call between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
School Resource Officer
Officer Larry Robinson
Officer Larry Robinson is located at Central Hardin High School as a School Resource Officer. The Elizabethtown Police Department has been involved at Central Hardin since 2007. Officer Cleary is located at Elizabethtown High School. EHS and EPD partnered in 2015 to bring this program to EHS. This program allows students to interact with a police officer on a daily basis and become accustomed to their presence. It provides a way to bridge the gap between impressionable young adults and the police. It provides an added level of safety in the school both for students and parents. This program has proven to be very beneficial.
One of the roles of the Information Technology Section is to determine present and possible future crime problems in the City of Elizabethtown. This allows officers to key in on the major crimes in the city. The unit is also responsible for supplying the administrators with statistically correct information related to current and past criminal activities and possible trends.
The IT section also maintains the various types of technology platforms within the police cars and police department. Each police car is equipped with a digital video camera and mobile data terminal (MDT). The MDT provides officers with access to databases such as LINK/NCIC along with our in house system, Spillman. The IT section is a critical part of the police department.
Sergeant Josh Richardson
There are many aspects of training that go on within the department. All sworn personnel are required to attend a minimum of 40 hours of annual DOCJT approved in-service training. In addition to in-service training, officers attend numerous annual training events within the agency. Some of the topics covered are ASP Police baton, numerous types of defensive tactics, handcuffing procedures, driving, Taser, active shooter, firearms and first aid. The training sergeant must coordinate these events, and ensure officers maintain their certification.
Officer Terry Cox
All firearms officers are certified armorers from Sig Sauer and Remington as well as certified Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) Firearms Instructors. This unit is responsible for and coordinates semi-annual training for the departments range qualification. This training includes, but is not limited to, static line fire and simulated tactical firearm usage with all weapons of the Elizabethtown Police Department.
Sergeant Josh Richardson
The safety officer is responsible for our monthly safety meetings along with the initial orientation of new officers on departmental procedures regarding safety both in the workplace and outside while on patrol.
Evidence and Property
The evidence managers catalog hundreds of pieces of evidence each year for the court system. They are responsible for the care and custody of all evidence that comes into the department along with transporting items to the Kentucky State Police lab for processing and testing. They also oversee the new Prescription Drug Take Back program the department instituted in March 2012. This program allows a person to anonymously drop off any old or unused prescription medication in the lobby of the department so it can be disposed of properly. Business hours for concerns are M-F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.