OLDHAM COUNTY POLICE
In response to recommendations made by the Kentucky Community Preparedness Assessment Team from the Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) in Richmond, the Oldham County Police Department (OCPD) is nearing the completion of security updates at its facility located on Highway 393 in LaGrange.
During the course of their security assessment of 13 sites within Oldham County in July of 2005, recommendations to the OCPD included enhancing security on entry and exit doors, to include locks and security cameras in vital areas. Additionally, bollards were recommended for the front of the building to make it more difficult for a vehicle to ram or penetrate the building’s structure. With the assistance of the Oldham County Road Department, the bollards were installed within the past week.
The security updates will be completed the week of January 16, 2006, at a total cost of $3,000. That funding came from a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant and drug forfeiture money, thereby relieving the Oldham County tax payer of that burden. A portion of that cost will be subject to reimbursement from a program established by the Kentucky Community Preparedness Assessment Program, which offers up to a total of $10,000 for approved enhancements at the 13 sites within Oldham County.
Oldham County Road Department personnel, led by Director Brian Campbell (white hat), and assisted by (left to right) Travis Simmons and Joe Kelly, installed bollards at the Oldham County Police Department. The bollards are part of overall security enhancements at the police facility on a recommendation made by the Community Preparedness Assessment Team survey conducted in July of 2005.