239 W Main St, Richmond, KY 40475 1 859 623 1000 Justice, Education, Industry

Many people may be living next door to a meth lab and not know it. Some of the signs that there is a meth lab in operation are obvious and easy to spot. In fact, you may have noticed them and not realized it. Here are some of the things to watch for:

  • Unusual strong odors (like cat urine, ether, ammonia, acetone or other chemicals).
  • Residences with windows blacked out.
  • Renters who pay their landlords in cash (most drug dealers deal exclusively in cash).
  • Large amounts of traffic - people coming and going at unusual hours. There may be little traffic during the day and large amounts at night.
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Course Description

The Citizens Police Academy is an eleven-week (that includes graduation) program designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Richmond Police Department. Each session consists of eleven consecutive Monday night classes conducted at various police facilities in the county depending on the type of training being conducted. The instruction is comprehensive and each week separate areas of law enforcement are covered. Each class usually lasts 2 to 3 hours. Certified police officers, supervisors, and civilian instructors with particular expertise will conduct each topic. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a ride along program.

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The Richmond Police Department will be conducting a series of community crime prevention forums in the city to address the recent rash of thefts and burglaries. Citizens are encouraged to attend to learn how they can better protect themselves and their property and assist the police in making their community safer.

The dates and locations of the forums are as follows:


No crime forums are currently scheduled