Kathy H. Witt
Sheriff

Sheriff Kathy H. Witt

150 N. Limestone, Suite 265
Lexington, KY 40507
TEL: (859) 252-1771
FAX: 859-259-0973
fayettesheriff@fayettesheriff.com

The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff

Community Programs

It is the goal of the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff to improve the lives and safety of our community and the citizens for which we serve and protect. By creating and participating in these Community Outreach programs, we believe that we are helping to create a safer Fayette County. We are proud of our commitment to you.

Community Outreach

Call us to schedule a visit from McGruff!

At the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff we pride ourselves on our highly skilled deputies and civilian personnel. All employees who are statutorily required to be certified receive their certification through the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy.

McGruff The Crime Dog® Program

McGruff the Crime Dog® is a national icon that began in 1980. The mission of this successful advertising campaign has been to teach children and others that law enforcement cannot fight crime alone. We participate in this program by visiting local schools who request a visit from McGruff®. Our past sessions have been incredibly successful and, without a doubt, have strengthened our community’s fight against crime.

If you would like McGruff® to visit your school, please contact the Office of Sheriff at (859) 252-1771.

Books & Badges Program

The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Books & Badges Program, established in 2015, helps promote language and literacy development among preschool and elementary-aged children in Fayette County.

In response to the epidemic of children’s illiteracy, the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff has partnered with the Fayette County School System and Lexington daycare centers and launched Books & Badges. Books & Badges brings Fayette County Deputy Sheriffs into the classroom to read well-known children’s books with the class. After story time, the Deputy Sheriff gives each child their own book to take home to read with a parent, sibling, and/or grandparent. This opportunity to promote literacy development can inspire a child to make better choices – to choose learning and success in school and life, and to choose a brighter future.

Impact literacy in our community: donate new or gently used books to our Books & Badges program!

To coordinate your donation, please contact Scooter Stein at (859) 252-1771.

 

Dine With a Deputy Program

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In the Spring of 2016, the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff launched a new Community Outreach program for the citizens of Fayette County, called Dine With a Deputy. In this program, Fayette County Deputy Sheriffs visit local assisted living centers and nursing homes to share a meal with the residents of these facilities in order to get to know these citizens better as well as build personal relationships with them. The Dine With a Deputy program was created as a means to give back to the senior citizens of Fayette County and to let them know that they are appreciated and deeply cared for by the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff.
 
If your organization is interested in participating in this program, please contact Scooter Stein at (859) 252-1771.

MedReturn Program

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Dispose of unwanted medicines in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

A MedReturn Drug Collection Unit is now located at the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff:

150 N. Limestone, Suite 236
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

You can use this Unit to safely dispose of prescription medications, patches, vitamins, and prescription medications for pets. Liquid medications cannot be disposed of in the MedReturn Drug Collection Unit.

If you are unable to bring your unwanted medications to the Office of Sheriff, call us at (859) 252-1771 to schedule a time for a deputy to pick up your medications at your home.

MedReturn is made possible by the Lexington Division of Police, the Lexington Department of Environmental Quality, the Fayette County Sheriff’™s Office, Kentucky American Water, the Mayor’s Alliance on Substance Abuse, the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy, the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy, Bluegrass Greensource and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, along with other community partners.

Anti-Graffiti Program

The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff has taken the initiative to create a program that can help eliminate the graffiti in our community. If you see graffiti in our community, please contact the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff at (859) 252-1771 for more information.

 

Fayette County Graffiti Removal Program Helps Police Track Gang Activity

 

Click here to read the full article at WKYT.com.

Project Lifeline Program

Helping Seniors and Victims with Emergency Mobile Phones

The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff collects donated mobile phones and chargers in order to redistribute them at no charge to elderly, victimized, and disabled citizens. The cellular telephones that are collected may not be “in service”, however, the 911 emergency dialing functions remain operable. This important service is a lifeline for seniors, victims, and disabled citizens in our community who may not be able to afford a regular mobile phone plan on their own. With one of these life-saving mobile phones in their possession, these citizens are able to dial 911 in an emergency situation at any time.

 

Donating Cell Phones

The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff collects used cell phones year round. When donating a mobile phone, the phone must be accompanied with the appropriate charger in order for the phone to operate. If you would like to donate one or more mobile telephones to this program, please contact the Domestic Violence Intake Center at (859) 252-1771. Also, you may drop off mobile phones with their accompanying charger at:

Office of the Fayette County Sheriff
Victim Services Division
District Court House, Fourth Floor
150 N. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 252-1771

 

Do You Need a 911 Mobile Phone?

If you are in need of a 911 Emergency Mobile Phone and charger, please contact the Domestic Violence Intake Center at 859-252-1771. There is no fee to obtain a 911 Emergency Mobile Phone. There is no operating fee to maintain in order to be able to dial 911 on the mobile phone. You can obtain a 911 Emergency Mobile Phone at:

Office of the Fayette County Sheriff
Victim Services Division
District Court House, Fourth Floor
150 N. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 252-1771

Automobile Inspections

If you or your company has purchased an automobile in or imported an automobile from another state, Kentucky Law requires that a certified automobile inspector perform an inspection of that automobile prior to licensing. The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff has a number of Deputies who are certified automobile inspectors.

Please Contact the Automobile Inspection Division of our Office at (859) 252-1771 if you would like to set up an inspection appointment. The Kentucky Revised Statutes set the fee for this service at $5.00 per automobile. If you would like for us to inspect an automobile at your location, the Kentucky Revised Statutes requires an additional fee of $10.00.

Click here to review KRS 186A.115 for more information pertaining to the inspection of motor vehicles in Kentucky.

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