Paducah, Kentucky Jail and Mugshot Information

Paducah is a city in McCracken County, Kentucky. The city of Paducah was formally incorporated in 1838. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.0 square miles. The City of Paducah had a population of approximately 25,024 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Paducah, Kentucky is Brandi Harless. Brandi Harless can be contacted at (270) 444-8530 and by email at bharless@paducahky.gov.

Brandi Harless, Mayor
City of Paducah
300 South 5th Street
P.O. Box 2267
Paducah, Kentucky 42002-2267
Phone: (270) 444-8530
Phone: (270) 444-8504 (Assistant Lyndsey Birdsong)
Email: bharless@paducahky.gov
Hours: 8:00 am – noon, Monday and Friday; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday

Paducah City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Paducah, Kentucky was 353.5, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 277.3. According to research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 184 registered sex offenders living in Paducah, Kentucky as of January 15, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Paducah to the number of sex offenders is 137 to 1.

There were an estimated 1,462 total crimes per 100,000 people in Paducah, Kentucky. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Kentucky which has 2,355 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Paducah is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Paducah, there were an estimated 83 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 226 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 383 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 1,379 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Kentucky average of 2,129 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,362 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Paducah, Kentucky:

  • The overall crime rate in Paducah is 112% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.91 daily crimes that occur in Paducah.
  • Paducah is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Paducah you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Paducah has decreased by 4%.

Paducah, Kentucky Police Station Information

Paducah Police Department

The Paducah Police Department has 76 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 28000 people.

Brian G. Laird, Chief of Police
Paducah Police Department
1400 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001
Email: mward@Paducahky.org
Phone: (270) 444-8548
Non-Emergency Dispatch: (270) 444-8550
Fax: (270) 444-0629
Emergency: 911

Paducah Police Dept
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McCracken County Sheriff’s Office

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

Matt Carter, Sheriff
McCracken County Sheriff’s Office
301 South 6th Street
Paducah, KY, 42001
Phone: (270) 444-4719
Email: mcarter@mccrackenky.com
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

McCracken County Sheriff
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McCracken County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

McCracken County Jail
400 Clarence Gaines Street
Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: (270) 444-4730

Visitations Hours at McCracken County Jail:

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

McCracken Jail Visitations
McCracken County Jail

Police Records Request in Paducah, Kentucky

Police reports can be obtained from the Records Unit of the Paducah Police Department. The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Records Unit
Paducah Police Department
Amy Travis, Records Manager
P.O. Box 2267
Paducah, KY 42002-2267
​270-444-8547
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Paducah Police Records Unit

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 Paducah 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.

Paducah Open Records Request Form

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Lindsay Parish, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Paducah
300 South 5th Street
P.O. Box 2267
Paducah, KY 42002-2267
Phone: 270-444-8506
Email: lparish@paducahky.gov

Paducah City Clerk

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