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LouisvilleKY’s Finest gets a new partner

LouisvilleKY., – The Louisville Metro Police Department will soon be getting a new officer. Kentucky Derby Festival, Logan Lavelle Hunt and the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation are partnering with the Louisville Metro Police Foundation, to bring LMPD their newest four-legged recruit. K-9 Thunder will visit the Command Center of his namesake on Friday, April 12.  Already in training, K-9 Thunder will soon be hitting the streets and sniffing out crime. The LMPD Canine Unit responds to situations calling for trained police dogs which include building and area searches, evidence/property recovery, tracking and apprehending of suspects and searches for narcotics and hazardous devices…


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LouisvilleKY’s Historic City Hall Clock shines blue in honor of fallen LMPD Detective

Louisville – President David James (D-6) has announced the Historic City Hall Clock will shine in the color blue from now until funeral services are held in honor of Detective Diedre Mengedoht of the LMPD 2nd Division. “Detective Mengedoht was a dedicated public servant to our city and we ask the community to come together and when they look at the City Hall Clock take note of her service and dedication,” said President James. “It is the Metro Council’s hope that as the Clock’s blue light shines, it reminds us that we lost a hero in our community and show our support…


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LouisvilleKY’s 1st Division sees reduction in some crimes

Story from LouisvilleKY.gov… Louisville – New crime statistics reported by Louisville Metro Police’s 1st Division show a reduction in violent crime since the beginning of the year and over the last 16 months in several areas of the city. Since January 1st, Homicides are down 67% with 4 reported so far this year and Non-Fatal shootings are down 60% for all of the 1st Division. “I am very encouraged to see these crime numbers trending down,” says Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4). “This is welcome news for the people of District 4 and it shows the hard work of officers…


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LouisvilleKY to explore new site for LMPD impound lot

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Government announced that it is beginning the process of exploring alternative locations for the Louisville Metro Police Impound lot. The lot, located for at least 50 years at 1478 Frankfort Ave. in Butchertown, serves as the main temporary storage area for cars towed from throughout the city, and as a longer-term storage area for cars being held as evidence in a legal proceeding. It holds about 1,800 vehicles at full capacity, but frequently stores in excess of 2,000 vehicles. The impound lot’s current location, bordering the Butchertown Greenway Trail and the main stem of the…


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Finally, a bit of good news about LouisvilleKY’s crime

All eight LMPD divisions report declines Homicides remain high, but Mayor says overall crime strategy shows progress Louisville, KY., – Louisville has experienced a 4 percent drop in crime overall for the first half of 2017, with declines in all eight LMPD divisions and in every category except homicides, Mayor Greg Fischer and Chief Steve Conrad announced today. (See Louisville crime data for 2017.) LMPD data from the first six months of 2017 compared to the same six months of 2016 show: Violent crime overall is down 5 percent. Homicides are up 20 percent Rape is down 15 percent Robbery…


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Attention LouisvilleKY: Clark Memorial Bridge to close THURSDAY for Thunder

Louisville, KY.  The Clark Memorial/2nd Street Bridge will close Thursday, April 20, in preparation for Thunder Over Louisville.   CLARK MEMORIAL/2ND STREET BRIDGE CLOSURES THUNDER WEEK:   Thursday, April 20th:  9:30 a.m. – CLOSED thru Sunday at 2 p.m. Friday, April 21st: CLOSED ALL DAY Saturday, April 22nd: CLOSED ALL DAY Sunday, April 23rd: CLOSED Midnight to 2:00 p.m.   BIG FOUR PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE:   The Big Four Pedestrian Bridge will be closed from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21, for the air show practice window. On Thunder day (Saturday), it will also close at 9 a.m. until…


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A slightly bit of better news for LouisvilleKY’s crime rates

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville’s strategy for reducing violence in part by focusing on high-crime areas is showing progress, including a 13 percent reduction in aggravated assaults, 16 percent reduction in burglaries and 29 percent drop in robberies in those communities. Speaking today to Metro Council, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad also cited a 49 percent increase in arrests over the past three months in the neighborhoods where violent crime has been highest, as well as a 50 percent increase in citations issued; and 58 percent increase in self-initiated police activity. He also noted that police have confiscated 207 guns…


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LouisvilleKY’s police force expands

Mayor announces hiring of 28 additional police officers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 28, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he will hire 28 additional police officers this fiscal year, bringing the total number of recruits to 150, the largest class ever for the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). This brings the FY18 cadet classes to maximum capacity. The Mayor will recommend full funding of about $2.8 million for the additional officers as part of his FY18 budget. The portion related to FY17 costs will be funded through a year-end budget adjustment. “Public safety remains our highest priority as we…


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LouisvilleKY neighborhoods have new social network

Louisville Metro partners with Nextdoor social network LMPD already using to enhance police-neighborhood communications LOUISVILLE (July 19, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is joining cities around the country in partnering with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods that is designed to improve city-wide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. Louisville Metro Police have been using Nextdoor since April to convey targeted information to residents of hundreds of neighborhoods that have signed up for the free service. For example, after a series of car break-ins in the Highlands, LMPD was able to use Nextdoor to advise of an…


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Louisville Ky is looking good, so says its Mayor

Louisville a city in transformation, with strong momentum, Mayor Fischer declares   ”You can see our momentum. You can feel it. And you can count it!”   LOUISVILLE (Jan. 28, 2016) – Declaring Louisville as “a city in transformation,” Mayor Greg Fischer said today that he’s extremely optimistic and ambitious about the future, and that the momentum in the city is palpable. “We live in a world that’s in transformation. And as a city, our goal is to do more than keep up with the pace of global change; it’s to leap ahead,” Fischer said, during his annual State of…