Morgantown, Kentucky Jail and Mugshot Information

Morgantown is a city in Butler County, Kentucky. The city of Morgantown was formally incorporated in 1813. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 sq. mi (6.2 km2). The City of Morgantown had a population of approximately 2,394 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Morgantown, Kentucky is Billy Phelps. Billy Phelps can be contacted at (270) 526-3557 and by email at b.phelps@morgantown-ky.com.

Billy Phelps, Mayor
City of Morgantown
117 N. Main St.
PO Box 397
Morgantown, KY 42261
Phone: (270) 526-3557
Fax: (270) 526-6295
Email: b.phelps@morgantown-ky.com

Morgantown City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Morgantown, Kentucky was 151.2, higher than it had been since at least the year 2004, but lower than the national average of 262.6. According to research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Morgantown, Kentucky as of January 13, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Morgantown to the number of sex offenders is 110 to 1.

There were an estimated 33 total crimes per 100,000 people in Morgantown, Kentucky. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Kentucky which has 3,117 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Morgantown is also lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Morgantown, there were an estimated 4 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Kentucky is 430 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 386 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 29 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Kentucky average of 2,687 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Morgantown, Kentucky:

  • The overall crime rate in Morgantown is 51% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.68 daily crimes that occur in Morgantown.
  • Morgantown is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Morgantown you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Morgantown has decreased by 42%.

Morgantown, Kentucky Police Station Information

Morgantown Police Department

The Morgantown Police Department has 5 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 2000 people.

Giles Taylor, Chief of Police
Morgantown Police Department
117 N Main St
PO Box 397
Morgantown, Kentucky 42261-7913
Phone: 270-526-3662
Fax: 270-526-2093
Email: g.taylor@morgantown-ky.com
Emergency: 911

Morgantown Police Dept

Butler County Sheriff’s Office

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Morgantown, Kentucky.

Scottie Ward, Sheriff
Butler County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 100
110 North Main Street
Morgantown, KY 42261
Phone: (270) 526-3676
Fax: (270) 526-2846
Email: sward@butlercoky.com

Butler County Sheriff
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Butler County Jail Information

The Butler County Jail has a capacity of 125 inmates. The physical location of the jail is:

Butler County Jail
P.O. Box 609
110 North Main Street
Morgantown, KY 42261
Phone: (270) 526-3505
Fax: 270-26-3757

Butler County Jail

Police Records Request in Morgantown, Kentucky

We have not found any police records information on Morgantown. Instead we have included public records. Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk serves as the official custodian of the City’s records.

Any person who want inspect or copy the public records of the City of Morgantown shall make a request or complete a written application for such records at the office of the City Clerk during regular office hours, except during legal holidays. The application shall be hand delivered, mailed, or sent via fax to the City Clerk office.

Morgantown Public Records Inspection Form

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Tristan Evans, Asst. City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Morgantown
117 N. Main St.
PO Box 397
Morgantown, KY 42261
Email: t.evans@morgantown-ky.com
Office: (270) 526-3557
Cell: (270) 999-0117
Office Fax: (270) 526-6295

Morgantown City Clerk

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