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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…


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Louisville Ky schools on alert after “nonspecific” threat

From an email sent to JCPS parents: Louisville, Ky., – Out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying you that LMPD has received a nonspecific threat for Friday, Jan. 8, against unnamed schools – the report didn’t specify whether the schools were public or private. This appears to be another in a series of threats being reported to educational institutions across the country recently. JCPS safety protocol dictates that we operate all schools on a normal schedule but at a heightened level of security (Level 3).  Therefore, exterior doors to your child’s school will be locked at all times,…


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Louisville Mayor Fischer co-moderates discussion on President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

LOUISVILLE  – Mayor Greg Fischer will co-moderate a peer-to-peer conversation today at the White House regarding President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. President Obama created the task force in December after the events in Ferguson, Cleveland and other communities around the county to strengthen the relationships between local police and communities. Its final report was released in May. Today’s conversation brings more than 100 leaders from over two dozen communities together to discuss how the report’s recommendations are being implemented. Fischer will lead discussions around many topics including how law enforcement interacts with residents, how youth outreach promotes…


Mayor Fischer announces plan to equip all LMPD officers with body cameras

LOUISVILLE – Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined an ambitious plan to equip all LMPD officers with body cameras, a project that will be implemented over the next year and that should lead to improved policing, greater transparency and an even safer city. (see May 13th posting) The Mayor is proposing the $2.8 million project in his 2015-2016 Fiscal Year budget, which will be unveiled on May 28 and sent to Metro Council for consideration. “Last year, we began to hear calls nationwide — and from our citizens, locally — about the importance of improved policing and the need to embrace…


Louisville Metro Police Officers To Wear New Body Cameras

Louisville, Ky., – TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR), the global, Seattle-based leader in cloud-based digital evidence management and body-worn video, today announced it received an order by the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) for its full suite of wearable cameras and digital evidence management solutions. The deployment will include 988 Axon Flex body-worn cameras on the EVIDENCE.com Unlimited plan and will include CAD integration and the MediaSolv solution for CCTV video and photo management. Last week, TASER acquired MediaSolv to expand its solution enabling law enforcement to unify existing silos of digital media and evidence into a seamless workflow from capture to the courtroom. The…


Louisville Metro Council Passes Ordinance to regulate Pop Up Parties

Louisville, Ky., – They are parties that happen in abandoned warehouses, empty storefronts and occasionally in a building that was subleased from an unsuspecting owner.  There is little to no trained security and the structure is not always safe.  That will soon change. By a vote of 25 to ) with one abstention, the Louisville Metro Council has passed a new ordinance that will crack down on so called Pop up Parties that will now require licensing and trained security to keep party goers safe. “This ordinance changes what has become a major concern for LMPD officers and the people…